During the 5th nursing session titled “Good Practice in Management of Vascular Accesses” moderated by Angela Trunfio of United Hospitals of Bergamo and E. Fina of St. G. Moscati Hospital of Avellino, Dania Comparcini and Francesca Belli both of University Hospital of Ancona introduced “APOTECA technology to manage antiblastic drugs”. They spoke about the result of a survey which demonstrates as the error risk has been decreased in hematology workflow in Ancona Hospital by introducing APOTECA system.
A questionnaire handed out to nurses of hematology department and day hospital reveals as the bar-code use during the administration phase reduces the risks related to the correct identification of the patient and to the chemotherapic cycles time of administration.
From the survey it came out as in the day hospital where the computerization has been started a long time ago, nurses have more time to dedicate to their patients. The quality of the service offered was increased thanks to APOTECA platform which runs at top speed.
A very important aspect is the involvement of the professional clinics and the impact of technology on nursing daily activities since they are relevant to reach qualitative and everyday higher standards through the active collaboration with all the operators.