Workshop on Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting, Pharmacovigilance and Its Implementation in Cancer Hospital in Nepal: An Event Report

Sunil Shrestha, Ranish Shrestha, Afroz Abidi, Amit Upadhyay, Tara Khanal, Baburam Adhikari, Bijesh Raj Ghimire
2020 Advances in Medical Education and Practice  
Adverse drug reactions are crucial events related to drug usage that ought to be reported and the effects of which can be minimized by careful and vigilant use of drugs. Pharmacovigilance refers to the systematic practice of reporting, assessing and preventing such events. Although such practice is vital in any healthcare system, its actual implementation has been found to be very limited in a country like Nepal. With the aim of disseminating information about such events and the role of
more » ... are professionals in pharmacovigilance, a one-day workshop was organized with international and national speakers on this subject at Nepal Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Lalitpur, Nepal, which also has a regional pharmacovigilance center . The workshop included lectures and hands-on training and had an audience from diverse fields of healthcare such as pharmacy, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, pathology and nursing staff. The feedback from the participants revealed that practical demonstration and hands-on training with extensive topic coverage were the best feature of the workshop, while less interaction during the lectures was a source of dissatisfaction with a recommendation to conduct more events focused on similar topics in the future.
doi:10.2147/amep.s225208 pmid:32021537 pmcid:PMC6955607 fatcat:4wsvyx6y55c4pam2r6wbhm32ea