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May 14, 2019

9th European Operating Room Nurses Association Congress 2019

Improving the Form of Questioning Patients on Drug Sensitivity

Drug sensitivity

Questioning Patients

Empowering patients

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Drug sensitivity

Questioning Patients

Empowering patients

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Improving the Form of Questioning Patients on Drug Sensitivity Elena Shteinberg1 ; Bela Margolis2; Nagham Maeideh3 1. Deputy Head Nurse of Operating Room, 2. Anesthesiologist , 3.Cardiac ICU Nurse Rabin Medical Center, Hasharon Hospital, Petah Tikva Background A case of a patient who received a drug intravenously, went into anaphylactic shock,and was later found to be sensitive to that Drug. Side effects and drug allergy are extremely frequent problems, occurring in 10-20% of inpatients and approximately 7% of the general population. A questionnaire distributed among the medical team found that only 73% of respondents use the question “Are you sensitive to Medications?” of respondents do not ask about a56% specific drug to be administered during the treatment Objectives To improve the quality of sensitivity questioning among practitioners and to empower the patient to initiate reports on sensitivity Method • Changing the form of the question on sensitivity in anesthesiology forms -questioning in several forms, including an explanation on the content of the question • A specific question on drugs that will surely be administered during an intervention. • Preparing special signs emphasizing the importance of providing information on drug sensitivity. Results An 80% increase was observed among responders using the question: “Are you sensitive to medications?” 100% of respondents ask about a specific drug that is expected to be administered. Conclusions Instruct departments to give the training sessions in the patient’s native language. • Add a paragraph on the importance of reporting sensitivity to patient information sheets. • Expand the process in other hospitals.

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