Dans le blogue du 8 septembre 2011, nous vous avions partagé l’affiche du projet qui avait comme objectif de caractériser la charge de travail et les coûts associés à la nutrition parentérale dans notre centre. L’affiche avait été présentée au colloque annuel du réseau québécois de recherche sur l’usage des médicaments (RQRUM) les 1 et 2 juin 2011 à Montréal, Québec.
Nous sommes maintenant heureux de partager l’article découlant de ce projet.
Le résumé du projet se trouve ci-dessous :
Parenteral nutrition (PN) compounding in large hospital centers is now largely automated using volumetric pump systems. No study has examined the pharmacy workload and costs associated with this process. This study was designed to characterize these elements at our center and to identify areas for potential improvement.
We retrospectively analyzed all PN orders compounded from May 19, 2007, to June 25, 2010. Patients were divided into groups according to the ward where PN was initiated.
The age and weight of patients at initiation of PN were similar throughout the study, except in neonatology, where initiation now occurs earlier in life (age 1.3 ± 2.7 days in 2010 vs. 3.4 ± 9.4 in 2007; p=0.003). An average of 894 orders per month were compounded. A total of 59% of orders were for neonatal patients. The average cost of source solutions per PN order increased from Can$23.27 in 2007 to Can$37.78 in 2010. Partially used source solutions discarded at the end of the day represented between 7.7% and 9.2% of total source solution cost. Amino acids in 3-L bags were responsible for the largest waste, with Can$953 to Can$1048 wasted monthly.
PN compounding at our center represents an important workload and increasing costs. A reduction in source solution waste, for example, by reducing the use of large source solution containers, would be beneficial.
Vous pouvez consulter notre article publié dans The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, accessible sur PubMed.