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  • 1. Adverse Drug Reactions Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR’s) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in health care. An adverse drug reaction (ADR) is any noxious, unintended, undesirable, or unexpected response to a drug that occurs at doses used in humans for prophylaxis, diagnosis, or therapy excluding therapeutic failure Any deviations from any of these norms are documented and reported Report all ADR’s to the physician and pharmacist immediately using the QA Communication Tool located on the intranet
  • 2. Adverse Drug Reactions (continued)Report any reaction that results in one or more of the following: • A change and/or discontinuation of drug therapy • Systemic treatment (antihistamines, epinephrine, corticosteroids) • Prolongation of hospital stay • Complication of diagnosed disease or deathThe following reactions are common and are not reported as adversedrug reactions: • Itching due to epidural • Nausea due to narcotics • Nausea due to chemotherapy
  • 3. Adverse Drug Reactions (continued)The information needed when reporting an Adverse DrugReaction:  The medication suspected to have caused the reaction  The date and time the medication was given  What the adverse reaction was  Date and time of adverse effect  Any treatment given to correct it  Outcome if known