Safety in the administration of injectable medications: Scoping review

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i6.15381

Keywords:

Patient safety; Risk management; Medication systems, hospital; Medication errors; Technology; Clinical Protocols.

Abstract

Objective: to raise scientific evidence on technologies for the safe administration of injectable drugs in hospitalized adult patients. Method: this is a study of the Scoping Review type, using the crossing of the descriptors Patient Safety, Medication Errors and Technology in the following databases: Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online Electronic Library Online, Science Direct, Virtual Health Library, Pubmed, Web of Science and Scopus. The choice of studies included in the sample and data extraction occurred in a paired manner by independent researchers. Results: 14 studies were classified as eligible. The interventions found were medication administration using a barcode, patient identification by plates, bracelets, radiofrequency and/or biometrics, personal digital assistants, mobile nursing carts, electronic medication administration record, safety syringe system based on key-lock adapters, smart infusion pumps, drugs organizer kits, storage bag, trays with dividers, adhesive in different colors for separating medicines by class, and double checking. Final considerations: The implementation of technologies, professionalism, changes in the organization and in the workplace linked to the empowerment of the patient and family/companion enables the quality of the injectable medication administration processes. It is considered an advantageous investment in technologies for the culture of safety.

Author Biographies

Ramayana Soares da Silva, Universidade Federal do Amazonas

Discente de Enfermagem da Escola de Enfermagem de Manaus da Universidade Federal do Amazonas

Eliana Brasil Alves, Hospital Universitário Getúlio Vargas

Farmacêutica, Msc. em Ciências pela UNIFESP/FHEMOAM

Graziela da Silva Moura, Universidade Federal do Amazonas

Mestranda do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal do Amazonas

Hadelândia Milon de Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Amazonas

Docente de Enfermagem na Escola de Enfermagem de Manaus da Universidade Federal do Amazonas

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19/05/2021

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GOMES, A. N. H.; SILVA, R. S. da .; ALVES, E. B. .; MOURA, G. da S.; OLIVEIRA, H. M. de . Safety in the administration of injectable medications: Scoping review. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 6, p. e1510615381, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i6.15381. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/15381. Acesso em: 18 jun. 2021.

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