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Rev Mal Respir. 2017 May;34(5):553-560. doi: 10.1016/j.rmr.2016.10.006. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

[Assessment of physicians' and nurses' knowledge and practices of aerosol therapy].

[Article in French]

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1
Service de pharmacie, hôpitaux universitaires Est-Parisien, AP-HP, site Saint-Antoine, 184, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris, France.
2
Service de pharmacie, hôpitaux universitaires Est-Parisien, AP-HP, site Armand-Trousseau, 75012 Paris, France.
3
Service de pharmacie, hôpitaux universitaires Est-Parisien, AP-HP, site Rothschild, 75012 Paris, France.
4
Service de médecine interne, hôpitaux universitaires Est-Parisien, AP-HP, site Tenon, 75020 Paris, France; Faculté de médecine, UPMC, université Paris 6, Sorbonne universités, 75005 Paris, France.
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Service de pharmacie, hôpitaux universitaires Est-Parisien, AP-HP, site Saint-Antoine, 184, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris, France; Département de pharmacie clinique, faculté de pharmacie, université Paris Sud, 92290 Châtenay-Malabry, France.
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Service de pharmacie, hôpitaux universitaires Est-Parisien, AP-HP, site Saint-Antoine, 184, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris, France. Electronic address: marie.antignac@aphp.fr.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Aerosol therapy is an efficient, but complex procedure. National and international practice guidelines are regularly updated. However, only a few studies have assessed the application of guidelines by users. The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge and practices of physicians and nurses regarding these guidelines.

METHODS:

Two self-administered questionnaires were designed by a working team and presented to physicians and nurses of four university hospitals in Paris. A pharmacy resident collected and analyzed the data with the aid of an online survey website.

RESULTS:

A total of 481 physicians and nurses completed the questionnaires (33 % of physicians and 67 % of nurses). Only 241/480 physicians and nurses (50 %) knew that several intravenous drugs cannot be nebulized. Ninety-four of 422 (22 %) of them always choose oxygen as the driving gas and 239/311 nurses (77 %) think that single use nebulizers can be re-used for the same patient.

CONCLUSIONS:

This survey shows that many physicians and nurses lack knowledge and use inappropriate practices. Based on these results, a booklet has been designed by the working team. This booklet should help health professionals to harmonize practices across hospitals and to follow the guidelines correctly.

KEYWORDS:

Aérosolthérapie; Clinical practice guidelines; Connaissance; Drug aerosol therapy; Guide de bonnes pratiques cliniques; Knowledge; Pratique professionnelle; Professional practice; Questionnaire

PMID:
27863827
DOI:
10.1016/j.rmr.2016.10.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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