CPD Activities

PREVIEW OF PHARMACOVIGILANCE


PREVIEW OF PHARMACOVIGILANCE


Starting on :02:00 PM 23 September, 2016 Venue:Imperial Hotel
Ending on :06:00 PM 24 September, 2016 Max Credits:3.00
Moderator:Dr. ALUMERA HUDSON Activity Cost: Free Order

Presenters

1. Dr. Carolyne Nasambu Wafula
Consultant clinical pharmacist
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Maseno University.

Description

Pharmacovigilance is the science of collecting, monitoring, researching, assessing and evaluating information from healthcare providers and patients on the adverse effects of medicines, biological products, herbals and traditional medicines, with the view to; Identifying new information about hazards, and Preventing harm to patients.”

At the end of this learning unit, the participants will be able to define pharmacovigilance and its importance, describe the reporting system for pharmacovigilance and succefully individually report pharmacovigilance information using relevant tools. The pharmacovigilance reporting tools include the adverse drug reaction (yellow form), poor quality medication (pink form) and the alert card (white from).

The scope of  pharmacovigilance involve: Product development, Substandard and counterfeit medicines, Medication error reporting, Assessment of medicine-related mortality, Abuse and misuse of medicines reports, Efficacy monitoring, Off-label use of medicines, Case reports of acute and chronic poisoning and Adverse interactions of medicines with chemicals, other medicines, and food reports.

Burden of ADRS in Kenya is about15-25%; specifically among patients on HAART. This has led to change of regimen to alternative ARV drug as a result of toxicity over 12 month period in the year ending 2015. Consequently, in report ADRs and poor quality medicines we do not need to be certain to report BUT just be suspicious!!!

 

Objectives

To recap the concept of pharmaco-vigillance.
To introduce the participants to the online reporting tools via a
practicum.





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