Pharmacotherapeutic monitoring in a multi-residence program: contributions to the safety of hospitalized elderly
Keywords:Idoso, Atenção Farmacêutica, Segurança do paciente
AbstractObjective: describe the contributions of residents pharmacists activities, into a multiprofessional program, for the safety of hospitalized elderly. Methods: retrospective, descriptive study, with compilation of the data regarding the followed –up patients into a computerized tool, followed by specific univariate statistical analysis. Results: In the analyzed period, 355 patients were followed up, 24 were followed in the first year of service offering, 136 and 195 in the second and third years, respectively. The mean of age of patients was 77 years, 224 were female , 131 were male. Observed an increase in the proportion the number of prescriptions analyzed and number of interventions with the time offering the service. Constipation and rash were the most common adverse reactions. The most drug interactions afforded risks involving the central nervous and cardiovascular system. Conclusions: The organization of the pharmacotherapy follow-up service and the integration of multiprofessional resident pharmacists in care of the elderly led to the implementation of clinical care actions of the pharmacist in elderly care in a emergency urgency hospital , and contributed to the safe use of medicines.
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