10th International Conference on Clinical Research & Clinical Trials
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India00
Title: Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices among nurses towards Pharmacovigilance Programme of India and reporting of adverse drug reactions in a tertiary care hospital.
Biography: Atul Jain
Spontaneous reporting of Adverse Drug Reactions is essential for the success of Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI). Nurses usually being the first contact person for patients in hospital set up, play a key role in reporting adverse drug reactions. Inadequate and improper reporting of Adverse drug reactions by health care professionals including nurses is the major obstacle for PvPI. This study was conducted to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practices among nurses towards PvPI and reporting of adverse drug reactions.
This study is a questionnaire based cross-sectional study. A total of 130 nurses were evaluated on the basis of pre-formed questionnaire feedback forms for their knowledge, attitude and practices towards pharmacovigilance programme of India and reporting of adverse drug reactions.
On evaluation of the questionnaire feedback forms for knowledge, attitude and practices of nurses towards PvPI, it was found that despite satisfactory level of knowledge and positive attitude of nurses, the Adverse Drug Reactions reporting practices among them was inadequate and it needs to be enhanced.
It is necessary to develop an Adverse Drug Reactions reporting culture among nurses by increasing awareness and proper communication for an effective Pharmacovigilance system.