Published on:October 2017
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2017; 3(4):288-298
    Research Article | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2017.4.74

    KSA-Self Assessment of Pain Management Medication Safety for Hospitals

    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Yousef Ahmed Alomi1*, Eman Kamal Ibrahim2

    1The Past General Manager of General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care and Head, National Clinical pharmacy, and pharmacy practice and Pharmacy R & D Administration, Ministry of Health, Riyadh 11392, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA

    2Senior Quality Specialist/Pharmacist, Total Quality Management Administration, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA


    Pain management program is essential and required the program to prevent the adverse event, drug misadventure, and pain killer medications related death at health care institutions. One of the tools to evaluate the performance and drug safety of the pain management program. It is the assessment of ten directions of medication safety including patient information, medication information, communication process of medicines, drug packaging and labeling, drug devices, work environment and staffing management, competency and education, patient or family education, and quality and risk management. The new tools as self-assessment of pain management medication safety and modified of former the United States of America and Canada Institution Safe Medication Practice (ISMP) ten elements with additional to the health care institution demographic information and according to the pharmacy law and regulations in Saudi Arabia. This new method can assess the hospital's pain management implementation and detect the gap problems implementation, risk of the patient safety level of pain management. The tool had a scoring scale system of acceptable or risk level or need improvement with the annual application. The tool is first self-assessment tool of pain management medication in Saudi Arabia. The tool is highly recommended to apply at all government and private hospitals in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    Key words: Pain Management, Safety, Medications, Self-Assessment, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.

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    Alomi YA, Ibrahim EK. KSA-Self Assessment of Pain Management Medication Safety for Hospitals. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine. 2017;3(4):288-98. Abstract