Use of Prefilled Syringes in Intensive Care Units and Operating Theaters

The SIG focused on the Use of Prefilled Syringes in Intensive Care Units and Operating Theatres (financially supported by BD) works on the development of a value framework using multiple criteria decision analysis to support evidence-based implementation and purchasing. The SIG's discussions are focusing on both pharmacy-prepared and industry-manufactured prefilled syringes that are filled before they reach the end user.

A PFS is a presentation of one or more active medicines, at the required concentration and volume, in the final syringe and ready for parenteral administration to the patient. PFS are intended to reduce error and minimise the time taken to prepare parenteral medicine by staff in clinical areas. PFS are manufactured/prepared by pharmaceutical industry or hospital pharmacies.

Several additional benefits and some disadvantages have been reported for PFS. The SIG is preparing a comprehensive literature review on PFS.

Usage of PFS in hospitals in North America has been considerably larger than in Europe for many years. Recently the use of PFS in some European countries has increased.

 

Multi-professional Survey on the Use of Prefilled Syringes in Hospitals

EAHP's SIG focused on the Use of Prefilled Syringes in Intensive Care Units and Operating Theatres has designed a survey to collect the views and opinions of a range of health professionals and managers on the current and future use of PFS. Participation in this survey will assist the SIG to prepare a report for EAHP and other stakeholders to support the use of PFS in European hospitals.

The survey will approximately take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Feedback can be shared until the 31st of August 2022. The survey for individual health professionals and managers can be completed in eight different languages (English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Serbian, Spanish and Turkish).

  • Access the English version HERE 
  • Access the French version HERE 
  • Access the German version HERE 
  • Access the Hungarian version HERE 
  • Access the Italian version HERE
  • Access the Serbian version HERE 
  • Access the Spanish version HERE 
  • Access the Turkish version HERE 

EAHP's SIG thanks the survey participants in advance for their participation in the survey.

 

Professional Healthcare Associations Survey on the Use of Prefilled Syringes in Hospitals

EAHP's focused on the Use of Prefilled Syringes in Intensive Care Units and Operating Theatres has also created a survey targeting professional healthcare association to collect their views and opinions on the current and future use of PFS. The SIG is looking for one response per individual association.

The survey will approximately take 10 minutes to complete. It will remain open until the 31st of August 2022.

Access the survey for professional healthcare associations HERE

Last update: 23 June 2022