Event Title

Triangle of integrated care “Science of breastfeeding, maternal medication & patient safety”

Location

Auditorium Pond Side

Start Date

26-2-2014 10:30 AM

Abstract

Background/ Introduction: “If a new vaccine became available that could prevent one million or more child deaths a year, and that was moreover cheap, safe, administered orally, and required no cold Chain, it would become an immediate public health imperative” Breastfeeding can do all of this and more, but it requires its warm Chain of support That is, skilled care for mothers to build their confidence and show them how to do and assure protection from harmful practices, If this warm chain has been lost from the culture, or is faulty, then it must be made good by health services.

Method- Avoid drug therapy when possible. Use topical therapy when possible, Medications that are safe for use directly for an infant (of the nursing age) are generally safe for the Breastfeeding Mother. Use reliable references for obtaining information on Medication in breast milk, choose medications with the shortest half-life and highest protein –binding ability, Choose Medications that are well studied in infants, Choose Medications with the poorest oral absorption, Choose Medicine with the lowest lipid solubility, The relative toxicity of medication. Radioisotopes, antimetabolites, anticancer agents may be extremely dangerous even in miniscule doses. Breastfeeding may need to cease temporarily but just think really we Health Care Provider are very careful for infant safety with reference to Lactation.

Result-First unique outcome due to best efforts of Alkhor Hospital Breastfeeding Resource and Management Centre in Qatar, only at HMC Hospitals Medical Prescription form having information asked about Breastfeeding, and through knowledge, information and awareness Alkhor Hospital is First in Qatar following WHO Guidelines for Maternal Medications and Breastfeeding.

Lesson Learned/Critical Success Factor-Single lesson is learned that for Health Improvement and Patient safety must have clear vision, direction and updates of relevant specialties, Journey started from Alkhor Hospital to create Awareness received International Recognition in Royal College of Gynecology as well as Locally at International Pharmacy Conference. sons learned/Critical success factors

Keywords: Integrated Care, Maternal Medications, Breastfeeding, Patient Safety

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Feb 26th, 10:30 AM

Triangle of integrated care “Science of breastfeeding, maternal medication & patient safety”

Auditorium Pond Side

Background/ Introduction: “If a new vaccine became available that could prevent one million or more child deaths a year, and that was moreover cheap, safe, administered orally, and required no cold Chain, it would become an immediate public health imperative” Breastfeeding can do all of this and more, but it requires its warm Chain of support That is, skilled care for mothers to build their confidence and show them how to do and assure protection from harmful practices, If this warm chain has been lost from the culture, or is faulty, then it must be made good by health services.

Method- Avoid drug therapy when possible. Use topical therapy when possible, Medications that are safe for use directly for an infant (of the nursing age) are generally safe for the Breastfeeding Mother. Use reliable references for obtaining information on Medication in breast milk, choose medications with the shortest half-life and highest protein –binding ability, Choose Medications that are well studied in infants, Choose Medications with the poorest oral absorption, Choose Medicine with the lowest lipid solubility, The relative toxicity of medication. Radioisotopes, antimetabolites, anticancer agents may be extremely dangerous even in miniscule doses. Breastfeeding may need to cease temporarily but just think really we Health Care Provider are very careful for infant safety with reference to Lactation.

Result-First unique outcome due to best efforts of Alkhor Hospital Breastfeeding Resource and Management Centre in Qatar, only at HMC Hospitals Medical Prescription form having information asked about Breastfeeding, and through knowledge, information and awareness Alkhor Hospital is First in Qatar following WHO Guidelines for Maternal Medications and Breastfeeding.

Lesson Learned/Critical Success Factor-Single lesson is learned that for Health Improvement and Patient safety must have clear vision, direction and updates of relevant specialties, Journey started from Alkhor Hospital to create Awareness received International Recognition in Royal College of Gynecology as well as Locally at International Pharmacy Conference. sons learned/Critical success factors

Keywords: Integrated Care, Maternal Medications, Breastfeeding, Patient Safety