Inadvertent Intravenous Administration of an Oral Preparation of Ibuprofen: A Case Report

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Inadvertent Intravenous Administration of an Oral Preparation of Ibuprofen: A Case Report

August 3, 2022 Medical Science 0

 Accidental intravenous delivery of oral suspension, which is rarely addressed in standard practice, may result in patient injury. We were given a report of an instance where a patient had unintentionally taken an oral liquid formulation intravenously. The main reason for this inaccuracy is the custom of preparing or administering oral liquids in parenteral syringes. The attachability of parenteral syringes to needleless IV lines via the Luer connection as well as the cognitive weariness staff members experience when multitasking are other factors that contribute to the incidence. Healthcare professionals tend to downplay this fact, thus we constantly educate our employees to dispense and provide unit dosages of oral liquids using oral syringes. As a result, oral preparations that are commercially available or custom-made should be administered using specific cups, oral syringes, or other containers that are appropriate for the particular preparation. Oral syringes must be accessible in the hospital and in patient areas where liquid doses are given orally in order to ensure compliance with this practice. Since oral syringes are not readily available in Pakistan, nurses frequently administer oral liquids using intravenous syringes to prevent dose spillage, particularly in toddlers or uncooperative patients. The availability of oral syringes in hospitals may aid in reducing medication errors during accidental administration.

Author(s) Details:

Muhammad Gulzaib,
Department of Pharmacy Services, Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. (SIH), Pitras Bukhari Road, H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Salwa Ahsan,
Department of Pharmacy Services, Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. (SIH), Pitras Bukhari Road, H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Yawar Najam,
Department of Pediatrics, Shifa International Hospitals Ltd. (SIH), Pitras Bukhari Road, H-8/4, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/CPMS-V5/article/view/7652

Keywords: Administration, ibuprofen, inadvertent, intravenous, oral preparation wrong route, Medication safety, oral syringe

 

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