Conference: 2011 PH Professional Network Symposium
Release Date: 09.22.2011
Presentation Type: Abstracts
M Kingman, DNP1; J Priziola, PharmD, BCPs2; K Jones, RN3
1. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
2. William Beaumont Hospital
3. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
PURPOSE: This project involved developing recommendations for the safe administration of IV and SQ prostacyclin medications in the hospital setting.
BACKGROUND: Prostacyclin errors are not uncommon and can be life-threatening.
METHODOLOGY: Phase 1 -National survey identified common errors and best safety practices. Phase 2- Development of safety recommendations which included safety measures from other high risk medications, and input from PHRN and SLC of PHA.
FINDINGS/OUTCOME: Creation of safety considerations for IV/SQ prostacyclin inpatient policies.
IMPLICATIONS: Prostacyclin infusion errors occur and safety practices should be considered. Further research, should be conducted to better determine effectiveness of safety measures.