2013 Conference

The 2013 conference took place in the Russell Hotel, London from 8 – 10 Nov
Where linked – click the title for presentation /abstract

Plenary session

Welcome and official opening address from conference Chair -Steve Tomlin, Consultant Pharmacist, Evelina Children’s Hospital
Medicines For Children – The Strength of Working Together Andy Fox, Principal Pharmacist, Southampton Pharmacy Research Centre (SPRC), Medication Safety Pharmacist
Royal Pharmaceutical Society – Faculty updates and what this means for your practice – Catherine Duggan, Director of Professional Development & Support, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Update on Cystic Fibrosis – treatments and new products – Dr Caroline Pao, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician, Royal London Hospital
Moving to reliable care – the new challenge for paediatrics – Peter Lachman, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Submitted papers in the spotlight
Do distractions increase the number of prescribing errors in paediatric intensive care? – Adam Sutherland, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Paediatric Critical Care & metabolic Medicine Pharmacy Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Electronic Prescribing: Friend or Foe? An audit of prescribing errors after the introduction of an electronic prescribing system in neonates and children. – Marie O’Meara, Kings College Hospital
Single and double checking in paediatric drug administration – which is most effective in reducing errors? – Sharon Conroy Lecturer in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacy, Academic Division of Child Health, University of Nottingham, Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, Derby
Nine cases of unintentional rapid infusion of lipid emulsion in children: root cause analysis and changes to practice – Caroline Cole, Paediatric Clinical Pharmacist, Southampton Children’s Hospital Winner Special Products prize for oral presentation
Solid oral dosage forms in paediatric patients – a cost saving investigation – Audrey Lajoinie, Hospital Pharmacist, Center of Paediatric Clinical Investigation, Lyon Civil Hospitals & Claude Bernard-Lyon 1 University, Inserm Unit, UMR 5558/CNRS
Swallowing medicines: a study of paediatric patients – Fatimah Abbas, Aston University Winner Special Products prize for oral / poster presentation by a student
Accuracy of enteral syringes for liquid medicines prescribed in children – Karuna Gurung, UCL School of Pharmacy
Improving medication adherence in children with CF – what a pharmacist can do – Nanna Christiansen, Lead Clinical Pharmacist – Paediatrics, Barts Health NHS Trust

Final feedback from research NPPG research grants 20111/2012
What effect do oral drugs have on the osmolality of feeds given to preterm infants? – Zoe Lansdowne, Research Pharmacist, Southampton Pharmacy Research Centre and NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre
Intermittent intravenous vancomycin dosage in children aged over 1 month – Clare Nash, Acting Lead Pharmacist for Medicine Sheffield Children’s Hospital

1.The Use of Smof Lipids in Critically Ill, and Post Surgical Children on PICU: A Retrospective Cohort Study Authors: Almossawi O. North Middlesex University Hospital, Meadows N. Barts Healthcare, O’Brien S. Imperial Healthcare, Brierley N. HCA International, Wong I. Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research
2.Repeat Antibiotic Dosing in Prolonged Paediatric Surgery -Do we? Should we?
Authors: Aston J. Terry D. Lambert B. Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Patel P. Aston University, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
3.Paediatric Simulation – A new role for pharmacists in improving patient safety. Authors: Jarvis S. Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
4.Cefotaxime Administration to Neonates on Postnatal Wards: Audit of New Service
Authors: Lansdowne Z. Patel M. University Hospital of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
5.Alcohol Exposure in Neonatal Intensive Care Patients Authors: Jutley H. UCL School of Pharmacy, Christiansen N. Barts Health NHS Trust
6.Use of N-acetylcysteine for bowel obstruction in children Authors: Edwards G, Gill A. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
7.An audit to assess adherence to hospital prescribing guidelines in a tertiary paediatric intensive care unit Author: Reilly N. O’Neill R. University of Liverpool, Shetty N. Darbyshire A. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
8.Pharmacist impact on medicine management and patient safety in Paediatric Palliative Care Authors: Christiansen N. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
9.An Audit of Potassium Supplementation Standing Order Authors: Weerdenburg H, Jarvis S. University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
10.Evaluation of the impact of a paediatric pharmacist attending the paediatric post take ward round Authors: Lo A, Christiansen N. Barts Health NHS Trust
11.Impact of Hospital Pharmacists on the Paediatric Discharge Process Authors: Barry M. Semple D. Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
12.Antibiotic utilisation for hospitalised paediatric patients Authors: Alosaily Y. Conroy S. Choonara I. University of Nottingham
13.Audit of the Paediatric Pain Guidelines Authors: Simmons J. Giles S. McGinley A. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
14.An audit of the accuracy of drug prescription information on transfer letters from the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Authors: Kokoskova A. Fletcher P. St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
15.Parents of paediatric liver transplant patients – Opinions and experiences of medication issues Authors: Gutermann L. Sharif K. Rieutord A. Terry D. Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
16.Junior Doctor Prescribing: Teaching and Assessment Authors: Dempsey R. Hibberd S. Bevan A. Southampton Children’s Hospital Winner Special Products prize for best poster
17.Propylene glycol intake from medications used on paediatric intensive care Authors: Patel C. Langley C. Aston School of Pharmacy, Isaac R. Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
18. Factors Influencing Reported Rates of Paediatric Medication Errors Authors: Conroy S. Alsenani A. Sammons H. University of Nottingham
19.An Audit of Prescribing and Administration of Gastroprotection in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Authors: Malesi G. Isaac R. Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
20.Development of an electronic paediatric prescribing application Authors: Bourne K. Hinson G. Humphreys N. Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
21.A retrospective audit of daptomycin prescribing and development of a guideline to standardise prescribing Authors: Morris S. Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Winner Special Products prize for innovation
22.An audit of neonatal continuous infusions Authors: Hall K. Jahan B. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
23.Experiences and Opinions of Paediatric Prescribers Concerning Fast-Melt Tablets at Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS FT Authors: Kaur Bhachu J. Aston University, Terry D. Junaid E. Birmingham Children’s Hospital
24.Using the “General Level Framework” to identify gaps in knowledge and skills to prioritise professional development activities for paediatric pharmacists. Authors: Stacey S. Wainwright C. Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane Coombes I. Whitfield K. School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Royal Children’s Hospital, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
25. The management of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in the outpatient child (0-16 years) population in the Sandwell and West Birmingham area Authors: Chamberlain L. Ahmed A. Persaud J. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
26.Development of an Adverse Drug Reaction Avoidability Assessment Tool Authors: Bracken L. Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Kirkham J. Nunn A. Pirmohamed M. Turner M. University of Liverpool
27.The impact of evidence-based interventions on reducing prescribing errors in PICU Authors: Andrews C. The Medical School, University of Manchester, Sutherland A. Fortune P. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
28.An audit on the Prescribing of Intravenous Fluids in Paediatric Patients Authors: Howell C. Patel B. Morriston Hospital
29.Paediatric Discharge Prescribing Errors Authors: El Abiary A. School of Pharmacy, University College London, Al-Azeib S. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
30.Audit and re-audits of medicine administration records on paediatric inpatient prescription charts – missed dose or memory loss Authors: Olokode B. Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust
31.Post Transplant Medicine Education – A Collaborative Approach Authors: Thornhill T. Hayes P. Walsh G. McCulloch M. Taylor J. Koffman G. Evelina London Children’s Hospital
32.Mycophenolic acid (Myfortic) is an alternative for paediatric renal transplant recipients with gastrointestinal symptoms on mycophenolate mofetil Authors: Jones H. Thornhill W. Walsh G. Taylor J. Evelina London Children’s Hospital
33.Impact of short-term IV paracetamol in high risk neonates Authors: Windscheif P. Mishra G. Welsh R. Lakhoo K. Oxford University Hospitals
34.Evaluating the Centralised Intravenous Additive Service offered to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at a Tertiary Centre Authors: Cameron L. Kirk E. Arenas-Lopez S. Evelina London Children’s Hospital
35.Antimicrobial Stewardship Wardrounds – Are we making a difference? Authors: Kirk E. Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Wade P. Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


Paediatric Oncology for POSCU (Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Unit) Judith Delaney, Lead Pharmacist, Haematology/Oncology, Lamia Samrin-Balch,Senior Specialist Pharmacist Haematology/Oncology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Human Factors’ in risk and reducing errors in medicines management Dr Vivienne Van Someren, Consultant Paediatrician, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust