We use cookies to give you a better experience. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or read our cookies policy for more information.

Skip main navigation

Patient safety technologies adapted in pharmacy

There are various technologies adapted in pharmacy in order to promote patient safety.
13.6
In TVGH we also develop mobile app for chemo-drug administration After nurses set up the drug pump rate for chemotherapy they can connect mobile to the pump and recheck the pump rate We have built up national Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting System in 1998 which can collect the pan national ADR data Although it can only report by paper format Several years ago to facilitate the reporting process we developed our homemade ADR reporting system It incorporated with patient information and medical related information to provide a friendly reporting interface to let ADR reporting in a sufficient way We also build up our own Medication Error Reporting System to manage Medication Error Information for further education application and support the policy to prevent similar type of Medication Error happened again In terms of clinical pharmacy services the Clinical pharmacist staffing is well correlated with the quality and outcome of patient care In TVGH we also have the Strongest service team in Taiwan!
116.4
There are about 40 clinical pharmacists to provide good clinical pharmacy services Clinical pharmacists participate in ward round of each ICU and various specialties The clinical pharmacist cooperate with physician to take care of in patient in 22 different specialties They also sit in Doctor’s clinic in a collaborative way Every week our clinical pharmacist goes at least once to the clinic We have anticoagulant clinic and organ transplant clinic running by clinical pharmacists They also participate in outpatient clinics provide medication consultation and patient education To maintain our quality and medication safety we developed online medication error and ADR reporting systems In particular the home made online ADR system can auto-generate ADR report to facilitate the reporting efficiency The pharmacy department organize the hospital drug safety committee and hold regular meetings to discuss ADR cases from hospital perform root-cause analysis and draw up improvement measures We also remind our hospital staffs by publishing drug bulletin and alert letters
222.7
The pharmacy department also establish more than 20 monitoring indicators related to medical quality to assure the quality and accuracy in pharmacy practice As you can see we use routine microbial testing report from aseptic room to ensure the sterile environment for the compounding of Total Parenteral Nutrition We also follow the acceptance rate of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring to see if the suggestions on clinical pharmacokinetic services are appropriate These indicators will be reported to the hospital patient safety committee monthly and reviewed by several hospital auditing and accreditation bodies The outcomes of our auto-checking system is significant Through the efforts we have made in the above mentioned practice what we have achieved Let me show you an example In the year 2015 through auto-checking system among 15 million prescribed drug items we avoided near 37 thousands inappropriate event In the same year we have extremely low un-prevented dispensing error rate In clinical pharmacy services from the statistic of the service volume they are the evidence which showed we have made significant impact on medication advises pharmacist run clinic and patient educations Our well-established and outstanding pharmacy systems in Taipei Veterans General Hospital have won numerous awards and we are willing to share our experience and resources to our pharmacist colleagues not only in Taiwan but also other countries
There are various technologies or systems adapted in pharmacy in Taiwan. In this video, Director Chang will introduce several examples and the outcomes.
  • National adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting system
  • Medication error reporting sytstem
This article is from the free online

Essentials of Good Pharmacy Practice: The Basics

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Our purpose is to transform access to education.

We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.

Learn more about how FutureLearn is transforming access to education