Mr. Tarek Shahin, Teaching Assistant in Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Ajman University in Fujairah, had participated in a workshop about intravenous preparations (IV Admixtures) organized and conducted by The Department of Pharmacy
Saturday, Dec 08, 2018
Mr. Tarek Shahin, Teaching Assistant in Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Ajman University in Fujairah, had participated in a workshop about intravenous preparations (IV Admixtures) organized and conducted by The Department of Pharmacy on 8th of December 2018 at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Training at Al Ain Hospital – Member in AbuDhabi Health Services (SEHA). The 7th edition of this workshop focused on a specific specialty of pharmacy field, which is the intravenous preparations that require a lot of expertise and skill to guarantee the quality and safety of the final product before the patient starts receiving it.
At the beginning of the workshop, Dr. Mohamed Tachtoush, Director of Pharmacy Department at Al-Ain Hospital, thanked the attendees for their participation then he conducted a lecture on the intravenous preparations that are being prepared and administrated at Al-Ain Hospital in a highly specialized laboratories (Clean Rooms) which follows strict regulations including strict temperature control, laboratory pressure, humidity control, particle control and microbial sterility. These regulation aims to ensure that the intravenous injections are completely free of any granular or microbial contents that may affect the patient's health. Dr. Marwa Haggag, senior pharmacist in the hospital, gave an overview of the components of the chamber of intravenous preparations and their technical specifications, which are examined periodically through the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the hospital. Dr. Mohamed Khan - Senior Pharmacist at the Hospital – held a lecture on the standards of management of the clean room for intravenous preparations according to the specifications of the US Pharmacopoeia 797 and the quality standards applied during the production processes, as well as taking random samples of the final product to measure its conformity with international standards. Dr. Sajjad Ahmed - clinical pharmacist at the hospital and expert in intravenous preparations - spoke about safety standards in intravenous preparations and best practices.
In the second phase of the training workshop, Dr. Moatassem Ahmed - Senior clinical pharmacist in the hospital - Integrated intravenous nutrition techniques, including compensation of fluid loss and vital components in the blood, especially in cases of acute bleeding and malnutrition. After that, Dr. Omar Shaaban - Pharmacist at the Hospital – gave a lecture on the calibration of preparations and practices related to intravenous injection and comparison with international guidelines and specifications. Then Ms. Suzanne Thomas, Director of Critical Care Nursing, presented a detailed presentation of the intravenous pump used in administrating intravenous doses and the role of the pump, which is equipped with an updatable database, to reduce the therapeutic errors caused by kinetic interactions or therapeutic malpractice. Dr. Rodora Diaz - Senior Pharmacist – held a lecture on the calculation of intravenous dosages and common equations used in venous preparation.
In the final phase of the workshop, Dr. Mohamed Hammad, a clinical pharmacist at the hospital, gave a lecture on the strategies used in the prescribing and dispensing antibiotics to improve the patient's health and reduce the chances of bacterial resistance, which results in new strains resistant to the current antibiotics. Dr. Mohamed said that these strategies adopted by Al Ain Hospital in this field are in line with international standards and this has contributed to the reduction of the emergence of new bacterial strains resistant to antibiotics. Then Dr. Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar - Senior Pharmacist – gave a lecture on how to deal with some hazardous drugs and medical preparations that are harmful if exposed by certain categories of healthcare providers for long time in the pharmaceutical sectors and how to prevent the occurrence of those risks.