Pan African Medical Journal

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Evaluation de la sécurité du circuit des médicaments anticancéreux dans un hôpital régional en Tunisie

Jihène Sahli, Meriam El Ghardallou, Iheb Bougmiza, Besma Henchiri, Manel Limam, Rim Mejdoub, Ali Mtiraoui, Thouraya Ajmi


Introduction: Nowadays, the circuit of drugs is a plague. This situation may cause serious harm to patients. In this context, we conducted a study with the aim to describe and evaluate the circuit of anticancer drugs in a Tunisian regional hospital. Methods: This is an evaluative study of the risk of anticancer drugs, conducted over a period of 15 days during the year 2014 in the Department of Cancer Research of the Regional Hospital of Gafsa (Tunisia). The evaluation method is based on that conducted by the project "SECURIMED" and developed by the Coordination Committee of the Clinical Evaluation and Quality in Aquitaine (CCECQA) in France.Results: In our study, the observation of anticancer drugs circuit has revealed some deficiencies. We noted that the roles of the various actors are subject sometimes to tasks shifting, which may sometimes be dangerous. The study also revealed a lack and an inadequacy with the standards in terms of the necessary equipment for the preparation of the anticancer drugs. Conclusion: Securing drugs circuit should be a priority included in all national processes and shared by all stakeholders to achieve a premium goal: the quality of care and patient safety.

Keywords: Risk management, anticancer drugs, patient safety

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23

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