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Titolo:
Influenza outbreak in a long-term-care facility: Considerations for pharmacy
Autore:
Bowles, SK; Kennie, N; Ruston, L; Simor, A; Louie, M; Collins, V;
Indirizzi:
Sunnybrook & Womens Coll, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Pharm, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada Sunnybrook & Womens Coll Toronto ON Canada M4N 3M5 to, ON M4N 3M5, Canada Univ Toronto, Fac Pharm, Toronto, ON, Canada Univ Toronto Toronto ON Canada v Toronto, Fac Pharm, Toronto, ON, Canada Univ Toronto, St Michaels Hlth Ctr, Toronto, ON, Canada Univ Toronto Toronto ON Canada St Michaels Hlth Ctr, Toronto, ON, Canada Sunnybrook & Womens Coll, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Microbiol & Infect Control, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada Sunnybrook & Womens Coll Toronto ON Canada M4N 3M5 to, ON M4N 3M5, Canada
Titolo Testata:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH-SYSTEM PHARMACY
fascicolo: 22, volume: 56, anno: 1999,
pagine: 2303 - 2307
SICI:
1079-2082(19991115)56:22<2303:IOIALF>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NURSING-HOME; ELDERLY PERSONS; AMANTADINE PROPHYLAXIS; COST-EFFECTIVENESS; VACCINATION; INFECTION; EFFICACY; TRIAL;
Keywords:
amantadine; antivirals; dosage; dosage schedules; infection control; influenza; interventions; long-term-care facilities; patient information; pharmacists, hospital; toxicity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
24
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Bowles, SK Sunnybrook & Womens Coll, Hlth Sci Ctr, Dept Pharm, 2075 Bayview Ave,Room EG03,Sunnybrook Site, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada Sunnybrook & Womens Coll 2075 Bayview Ave,Room EG03,Sunnybrook Site Toronto ON Canada M4N3M5
Citazione:
S.K. Bowles et al., "Influenza outbreak in a long-term-care facility: Considerations for pharmacy", AM J HEAL S, 56(22), 1999, pp. 2303-2307

Abstract

The role played by a hospital pharmacy department in managing an influenzaoutbreak at an affiliated long-term-care facility is described. In February 1998 an outbreak of influenza A was confirmed in a 570-bed long-term-care facility. During the outbreak, a total of 48 cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) were reported to infection control, and 62 staff members missed work because of ILI. Infection control measures included a recommendation for prophylaxis with amantadine. Pharmacists assumed responsibilityfor educating patients and families about amantadine prophylaxis, providing individualized dosing, evaluating reported adverse effects, and drug distribution. Pharmacists developed an information sheet on amantadine for patients and met with patients and their families. The overall acceptance rate for chemoprophylasis was 91%. Of the 349 patients receiving amantadine during the outbreak, 203 (58%) were given 100 mg daily, 136 (39%) were given 100 mg every other day, and 10 (3%) were prescribed 100 mg weekly. Pharmacists confirmed a total of 22 adverse effects; generally the problem was solved by reducing the dosage rather than discontinuing the drug. In all cases, the first dose of amantadine was provided to the nursing units within three hours of an order being written. Pharmacists played an active role in managing an influenza A outbreak at along-term-care facility.

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