Introduction. In the past couple of years, the demand of galenic compounds has risen sharply. In order to plan the activity, our team designed and set up a database which stores all the necessary information related to drugs and ingredients. This allows our internal Galenic Laboratory to better manage the pharmaceutical prescriptions for the hospital and the outpatients, optimizing the use of raw materials. Methods. The application is based on the interconnection of prescription-related aspects (patients' and prescriber's details and prescription information). The prescription name is linked to the list of substances, which allows to monitor the stock levels. Inserting the daily dosage into the system, our personnel can calculate the monthly supply of the medicine. Each prescription contains specific warnings on printable labels. A printed sheet, inclusive of label and checks on the final preparation, is produced for each prescription. Results. After a testing phase, the application gradually replaced our traditional process of pharmaceutical activity management, allowing for a more accurate scheduling of the medicine requests. The worksheet and its specific label are automatically generated. Then a prediction scheme is generated for the ordinary programmable galenic activity. Conclusions. The project successfully achieved the following goals: 1) automate the information flow related to preparations; 2) improve the response time in terms of drug preparation and delivery; 3) minimize the number of emergencies.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pharmaceutical preparations in the hospital. Analysis and in-house development of an automated system of management|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Recenti Progressi in Medicina|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2018|
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