Evaluation of Parenteral Electrolyte Solution Utilization and Fluid Therapy in Surgical Department of Imam Reza, Mashhad, Iran

  • Mitra Momken
  • Amir Hooshang Mohammadpour
  • Hanie Elahifard
  • Atlas Haddadi Avva
  • Behnaz Rohani
  • Farideh Rezaei
  • Fatemeh Nazemian
  • Sepideh Elyasi
Keywords: intravenous fluid therapy, medication errors, surgical ward, Drug Use Evaluation


Introduction: Intravenous fluid therapy is frequently used for hospitalized patients but it is overused in many cases. This can lead to economic burden in addition to complications. Few studies have investigated fluid therapy cost-related errors. Drug Use Evaluation (DUE) can be used to evaluate these errors. The aim of our research is to evaluate fluid therapy errors in Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Method: During this retrospective study which performed between February 2013 and August 2013, we studied 100 patients selected by simple randomization method. We used DUE protocol to evaluate the type, volume and rate of administration fluid. SPSS software was used for analyzing data. Result: We detected significant errors in volume and rate (P values<0.05). Our study revealed that 85%, 83% and 1% of administrations had errors in rate, volume and type of electrolyte, respectively. Conclusion: This study highlighted that noticeable errors occurred in the surgical ward of Imam Reza Hospital. These errors mainly affect patients and health-care system and cause extra costs.


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Momken M, Mohammadpour AH, Elahifard H, Haddadi Avva A, Rohani B, Rezaei F, Nazemian F, Elyasi S. Evaluation of Parenteral Electrolyte Solution Utilization and Fluid Therapy in Surgical Department of Imam Reza, Mashhad, Iran. J Pharm Care. 6(3-4):58-61.
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