National study on the adequacy of antidotes stocking in Lebanese hospitals providing emergency care

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dc.contributor.author Deeb, Mary
dc.contributor.author Mansour, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Al-Bizri, Layla
dc.contributor.author El-Maamary, Jad
dc.contributor.author Al-Helou, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Hamade, Rayan
dc.contributor.author Saliba, Elie
dc.contributor.author Khammash, Dina
dc.contributor.author Makhoul, Karim
dc.contributor.author Matli, Kamal
dc.contributor.author Ghosn, Nada
dc.contributor.author Faour, Wissam H.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-24T08:23:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-24T08:23:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-11-24
dc.identifier.issn 2050-6511 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4850
dc.description.abstract Background Antidotes stocking is a critical component of hospital care for poisoned patients in emergency. Antidote stocking represents a major health challenge worldwide and in Lebanon. Systematic data monitoring of antidote stocking in Lebanese hospitals is lacking. The objective of this study is to assess the adequacy of antidotes stocking in Lebanese hospitals according to type and quantity and explore the characteristics associated with their differential availability. Methods Data collection to assess antidote availability and its correlate was undertaken through a self-administered questionnaire. The questionnaires were distributed by the unit of surveillance at the Ministry of Public Health to eligible hospitals providing emergency care services. The list of essential antidotes was adapted from the World Health Organization (WHO) list and the British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre. Results Among the 85 Lebanese hospitals surveyed none had in stock all the 35 essential antidotes required. The frequency of stocking by type of antidote varied from a minimum of 1.2 % of the hospitals having a (cyanide kit) to 100 % availability of (atropine and calcium gluconate). Teaching hospitals and those with a large bed-capacity reported a higher number of available antidotes for both immediate and non-immediate use than non-teaching hospitals while controlling for the hospital geographical region and public vs private sector. Conclusion The Lebanese hospitals have a suboptimal stock of essential antidotes supply. It is recommended that the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health monitors closely on the hospital premises the adequacy and availability of essential antidotes stock. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title National study on the adequacy of antidotes stocking in Lebanese hospitals providing emergency care en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200900035 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology en_US
dc.journal.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 51-58 en_US
dc.keywords Antidote stoking en_US
dc.keywords Emergency care en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese hospitals en_US
dc.keywords World health organization en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40360-016-0092-7 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Mansour, A., Al-Bizri, L., El-Maamary, J., al-Helou, A., Hamade, R., Saliba, E., ... & Deeb, M. (2016). National study on the adequacy of antidotes stocking in Lebanese hospitals providing emergency care. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, 17(1), 51. en_US
dc.author.email mary.deeb@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://bmcpharmacoltoxicol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40360-016-0092-7 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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