Reações adversas a medicamentos e a farmacovigilância: conhecimentos e condutas de profissionais de saúde de um hospital da rede sentinela

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


Background: The use of drugs isn’t harmless, and require greater attention by health professionals to assist in identifying and preventing adverse drug reactions. These, and other problems related to drug use are the subject of study of pharmacovigilance. It becomes necessary knowledge by health professionals to improve patient safety. Objective: To measure the knowledge and attitudes among healthcare professionals in a teaching hospital towards adverse drugs reactions and a pharmacovigilance program. Methodology: Cross-sectional study conducted from October 2013 to January 2014 with 54 health professionals in a medical unit and in the pharmacy of a sentinel hospital. Data were collected through a questionnaire divided into three sessions: the first is the profissiographic and demographic characteristics of health professionals, and the subsequent identification of knowledge on adverse drug reactions and Pharmacovigilance hospital program. Results: There was a predominance of technical professionals in nursing (35.2%), female (79.6%), aged between 26 and 30 years (33.4%). Almost half of the participants (46.2%) had knowledge about adverse drug reactions, likewise 35.8% did towards pharmacovigilance. The probability of having knowledge about adverse drug reactions increases with longer professional training and activities at the institution, and the same does not occur with the knowledge of pharmacovigilance. Regarding the institutional knowledge, only 11.1% of participants stated that they know the site that has operations across the suspected adverse drug reactions and 38.9% reported the knowledge about the inclusion of the institution on a pharmacovigilance program. Conclusion: There was a predominance of female professionals, the technical area in nursing and training time and work at less than or equal to five years institution. It was observed that doctors have more knowledge about the concept of adverse drug reaction, and nurse technician, the lowest. Health professionals had little knowledge about the location of the institution that has operations across the adverse drug reactions and inserting the same in any program pharmacovigilance.



MODESTO, Ana Carolina Figueiredo. Reações adversas a medicamentos e a farmacovigilância: conhecimentos e condutas de profissionais de saúde de um hospital da rede sentinela. 2014. 116 f. Dissertação (Mestrado Profissional em Ensino na Saúde) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2014.