A risk assessment of the preparation of parenteral medicines in clinical areas

M. J. Munro, B. W. Millar, A. S. Radley (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the risk involved in the preparation of parenteral medicines in non-pharmacy clinical areas.

Design: Questionnaire and observation.

Subjects and Setting: Clinical areas involved in parenteral medicines preparation at Perth Royal Infirmary.

Results: Potential microbiological hazards, medication errors and potential hazards to staff were identified. Recommendations were based on these.

Conclusion: A number of hazards are present during the preparation of parenteral medicines in clinial areas at Perth Royal Infirmary. Since it is not feasible for all parenteral medicines to be prepared in the pharmacy, a number of simple control measures have been proposed to reduce the level of risk and to allow parenteral medicines to be prepared safely in clinical areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalHospital Pharmacist
Volume10
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

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