African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2126

Full Length Research Paper

Good practice guidance to support safe oral medication preparation and administration through feeding tubes

Rosana Aparecida Pereira
  • Rosana Aparecida Pereira
  • University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, WHO/OPAS Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Adriano Max Reis
  • Adriano Max Reis
  • Federal University of Minas Gerais, Federal, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Products, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Andre Aparecido Ramos
  • Andre Aparecido Ramos
  • Ribeirão Preto State Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Raquel Fernandes
  • Raquel Fernandes
  • Ribeirão Preto State Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Adriana Cristina Bentlin Canalli
  • Adriana Cristina Bentlin Canalli
  • University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, WHO/OPAS Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Mayara Carvalho Godinho Rigobello
  • Mayara Carvalho Godinho Rigobello
  • University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, WHO/OPAS Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Ana Paula Gobbo Motta
  • Ana Paula Gobbo Motta
  • University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, WHO/OPAS Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Fabiana Bolela de Souza
  • Fabiana Bolela de Souza
  • University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, WHO/OPAS Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Fernanda Raphael Escobar Gimenes
  • Fernanda Raphael Escobar Gimenes
  • University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, WHO/OPAS Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development, São Paulo, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 16 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 23 January 2019
  •  Published: 08 February 2019

Abstract

The objective of this work is to elaborate good practice guidance, aimed at preparing and administering drugs through feeding tube. This study was performed at a secondary level hospital in the interior of São Paulo state, Southeast Region of Brazil. For the first phase, a literature review was carried out in the following databases: LILACS, MEDLINE, Web of Science, and MICROMEDEX® Solutions. A manual search was also carried on other sources. In a second phase, the guide was refined for the hospital through meetings. Out of 104 references found, seven were read in full. The most employed technique for drug preparation was a simultaneous crushing of solid formulations. Participants identified a need to standardize techniques for drug preparation and administration through feeding tube, and the importance of using best practice guidance for patient safety was acknowledged.

Key words: Feeding tube, medication errors, hospital, good practice.