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NP-006 A pair of pharmacy technician/nurse to train on the anti-return valves
  1. J Villain1,
  2. C Toullic1,
  3. M Moenaert1,
  4. J Charles2,
  5. P Drancourt1,
  6. J Boyer1
  1. 1Pôle Pharmacie, Service des Dispositifs Médicaux Stériles, Centre Hospitalier de Valenciennes, France
  2. 2Service Neurologie, Centre Hospitalier de Valenciennes, France


Background and importance The training of nursing staff is a major issue in hospitals. In the cardiology intensive care unit, an audit showed a lack of knowledge of the health care staff about the use of anti-return valves.

Aim and objectives The aim is to make nurses aware of the proper use of anti-return valves by a fun and practical training delivered by a pharmacy technician and a nurse of another care service.

Materials and methods Training was developed, along with a pre/post knowledge assessment (three questions) and a satisfaction questionnaire. It has two clinical cases. The first compares in real time and interactively the fluid movement of two assemblies, one of which contains an anti-return valve undergoing obstruction of the perfusion. The second one has to objective to let them mounting an infusion line by positioning the anti-return valves. After qualification by a pharmacist, the pharmacy technician/nurse pair then formed the cardiology intensive care team.

Results The duration of training for the capacitation of the pair was 2h30.

Six 30-minutes sessions were conducted to train 16 nurses (100% of the staff).

The pre-training questionnaire average was 8.7/20 and in post-training 16.2/20, which is a statistically significant improvement in knowledge (p-value<0.05). 100% of the nurses were satisfied with the training (content, pace, duration).

Regarding the pair of trainers, the completion of the training allowed the nurse to discover the practices in another department and the pharmacy technician to work in collaboration with the nursing staff taking into consideration the difficulties they may encounter.

Conclusion and relevance This training made it possible to raise awareness of the proper use of the anti-return valves to secure them in a secure way. It has helped to foster collaboration between pharmacy preparers and the nursing staff, the nurse bringing his technical knowledge of the care and the pharmacy preparer on the equipment. A post-training audit will be organized within a few months in the cardiology intensive care unit.

On the strength of this success, we wish to continue the development of trainings dispensed by a pharmacy technician and a nurse of another care service.

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