Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
MARTINS, Tathiana Silva de Souza; SILVINO, Zenith Rosa and SILVA, Luciana Rodrigues da. Adverse events in pediatric pharmacotherapy: integrative literature review. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.64, n.4, pp. 745-750. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672011000400018.
This paper is about an integrative review from literature realized in databases online, into the period among 2003-2009, with the objective of identify the available evidence on the main drug-related adverse events in pediatric clientele and propose strategies for reducing them. The study revealed the inadequacy of the drugs presentation to meet the specific therapeutic needs of children. It is understood that the nurse's decision making about safe preparation and administration of drugs should be based on careful and individualized assessment of each client. It is therefore necessary that the professional be scientifically supported, to implement effective interventions that are able to reduce and even prevent adverse events from the uni or polypharmacy.
Keywords : Nursing; Pediatric Nursing; Medication errors; Drug interactions.