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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239778/accuracy-of-medication-histories-collected-by-pharmacy-technicians-during-hospital-admission
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Jena Jobin, Adriane N Irwin, Jana Pimentel, Matthew C Tanner
BACKGROUND: Transitioning activities that do not require clinical judgment from pharmacists to pharmacy technicians has been endorsed as a strategy to increase patient access to clinical pharmacy services. One role becoming increasingly common is using pharmacy technicians to collect the medication history within medication reconciliation processes. OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of pharmacy technicians to gather a complete and accurate medication history during the inpatient admission process at a regional medical center...
August 19, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239777/a-content-review-of-online-naloxone-continuing-education-courses-for-pharmacists-in-states-with-standing-orders
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Delesha M Carpenter, Courtney A Roberts, Salisa C Westrick, Stefanie P Ferreri, Korey A Kennelty, Kevin A Look, Olufunmilola Abraham, Courtenay Wilson
BACKGROUND: Many community pharmacists are uncomfortable educating patients about naloxone, an opioid reversal agent. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether training materials prepare pharmacists to counsel patients and caregivers about naloxone, online naloxone education materials for pharmacists in the 13 states with standing orders were analyzed. METHODS: Two coders reviewed 12 naloxone training programs and extracted data for 15 topics that were clustered in four categories: background/importance, naloxone products, business/operations, and communication...
November 21, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239004/providing-comprehensive-medication-management-in-telehealth
#3
Melissa E Badowski, Scot Walker, Shaffeeulah Bacchus, Sandy Bartlett, Juliana Chan, Kelly A Cochran, Scott Coon, Michelle Liedtke, Brad Phillips, Taylor White
The goal of this white paper is to provide direction for clinical pharmacists providing telehealth. Telehealth care is rapidly emerging to improve patient access to health care and optimize patient health outcomes. With the increasing ability to access electronic health record portals, as many as 75 million telehealth encounters are expected in North America annually. Although electronic "point of access" undoubtedly increases the use of medical and pharmacy services, the real value of telehealth lies in improved access to patients in remote areas lacking adequate medical and pharmacy services and to high-risk patients requiring frequent monitoring...
December 14, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237647/family-physician-perceptions-of-a-medication-assessment-clinic-located-within-a-pharmacy-school
#4
Derek J Jorgenson, Eric J L Landry, Katherine J Lysak
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the clinical services provided at a patient care clinic run by pharmacy faculty and students are valuable to family physicians. DESIGN: Paper-based postal survey. SETTING: The Medication Assessment Centre located within the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. PARTICIPANTS: Family physicians who had more than 1 patient who underwent a complete assessment at the Medication Assessment Centre between April 1 and October 26, 2015, were included in the study...
December 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237326/a-chamber-of-errors-adaptation-to-assess-pharmaceutical-assistants-knowledge-in-chemotherapy-preparation
#5
C Loboda, J Vigneron, C Mulot, I May, B Demore
French preparation guidelines state that pharmacy staff who manipulate cytotoxic drugs have to follow specific training. In order to assess the pharmaceutical assistants' skills and knowledge, we developed a "Cytotoxic Preparation Centralized Unit (CPCU) of errors," derived from the Canadian concept of "Chamber of horrors." A table listing 20 mistakes to track down was created and each pharmaceutical assistant spent 20 min in the "CPCU of errors" with the pharmacist, who wrote down the spotted mistakes in real time...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233609/development-of-a-template-to-facilitate-reflection-among-student-pharmacists
#6
Rhian Deslandes, Cherie Lucas, Mary Louise Hughes, Efi Mantzourani
BACKGROUND: Reflective practice activities utilizing appropriate tools enhance learning during and after experiential placements. Reflective tools described in the literature, used to support students on traditional placements of a duration of at least two weeks, sit at the unstructured end of a continuum (completely unstructured to just minimal structure). Additionally, non-traditional settings in role-emerging placements are of value as an alternative for experiential education. There were no reflective tools in the literature to provide a means of supporting pharmacy students as novice reflectors in non-traditional settings...
December 8, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233447/reflections-on-a-year-long-student-and-pharmacist-paired-mentorship-program
#7
Rashi C Waghel, Jennifer A Wilson, Dawn M Battise, Jared Frye
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Mentorship programs can play a significant role in the professional development of a variety of individuals, including student pharmacists and practitioners. Many mentorship programs have been described in the literature, but the literature pertaining to mentorship programs for student pharmacists specifically is varied. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: A leadership society at one school of pharmacy established a formal mentorship program to aid the professional development of student pharmacists...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233446/overview-of-a-pharmacist-anticoagulation-certificate-program
#8
Julienne K Kirk, Rebecca Edwards, Andrew Brewer, Cathey Miller, Bryan Bray, James B Groce
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To describe the design of an ongoing anticoagulation certificate program and annual renewal update for pharmacists. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: Components of the anticoagulation certificate program include home study, pre- and posttest, live sessions, case discussions with evaluation and presentation, an implementation plan, and survey information (program evaluation and use in practice). Clinical reasoning skills were assessed through case work-up and evaluation prior to live presentation...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233442/preparing-students-for-residency-interviews-through-a-residency-interview-boot-camp
#9
Timothy R Ulbrich, Jaclyn A Boyle
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To describe the offering of the residency boot camp activity at one college of pharmacy for students in their fourth professional year. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: Student pharmacists in their final professional year of pharmacy school were invited to participate in a voluntary residency boot camp activity. Originally, the activity consisted of four parts: (1) guidance on preparing for residency interviews; (2) a 1:1 mock interview with a resident, faculty member, residency preceptor or area program director; (3) a review of the student's curriculum vitae (CV) and letter of intent; and (4) a review of the application timeline and process...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233439/an-investigation-of-final-year-pharmacy-students-moral-reasoning-ability-and-their-views-on-professionalism-and-fitness-to-practice-panel-determinations-a-questionnaire-study
#10
Lezley-Anne Hanna, John Gillen, Maurice Hall
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim was to establish pharmacy students' moral reasoning ability and obtain their views on professionalism and fitness to practice (FtP) determinations involving pharmacists. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: Following ethical approval and piloting, final year pharmacy students at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) (n=119) were invited to participate in a questionnaire study. Section A was a validated moral reasoning assessment tool [Defining Issues Test (DIT2); five moral dilemmas], Section B was FtP cases and professionalism...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233435/creation-of-an-active-learning-healthcare-communications-course-using-simulations-relevant-to-pharmacy-practice
#11
Izabela A Collier, David M Baker
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this project was to design and develop a health care communications course built around practice-like simulations and active learning in the first year of a professional pharmacy program. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: A three-credit health care communications course was divided into one didactic (two hours per week) and three simulation components (one hour per week). The simulation components consisted of one written patient education pamphlet, three group presentations, and three one-on-one patient counseling sessions...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233434/assessing-students-knowledge-regarding-the-roles-and-responsibilities-of-a-pharmacist-with-focus-on-care-transitions-through-simulation
#12
Erini S Serag-Bolos, Aimon C Miranda, Shyam R Gelot, Sheetal P Dharia, Kristy M Shaeer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of a pharmacist-focused transitions of care (TOC) simulation on students' perceptions and knowledge of pharmacist roles in the healthcare continuum. Educational Activity and Setting: Two simulations, highlighting pharmacist roles in various practice settings, were conducted within the Pharmaceutical Skills courses in the third-year doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Patient cases were built utilizing electronic medical records (EMR). Students' knowledge was assessed before and after the simulations regarding pharmacist involvement in medication reconciliation, reduction in patient readmissions, reduction of inappropriate medication use, roles and communication on an interprofessional team, and involvement with health information technology (HIT) during care transitions...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233429/pharmacy-students-perceptions-of-the-usefulness-of-motivational-interviewing-and-the-use-of-mobile-health-applications-on-patient-counseling-in-the-future
#13
Justin K Owensby, Jan Kavookjian
INTRODUCTION: To explore student pharmacists' perceptions of 1) future patient counseling, 2) use of mobile health applications (mHealth apps), and 3) usefulness of motivational interviewing (MI) in patient encounters and potential app messaging. METHODS: A cross-sectional design with first and second year pharmacy students (n=315) at a multi-campus university after exposure to mHealth app and MI curricular content. A questionnaire assessed perceptions of 1) future patient counseling, 2) using apps for personal use and professional encounters, and 3) potential practicality and usefulness of MI principles/skills in apps messaging...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233426/analysis-of-pharmacy-student-motivators-and-deterrents-for-professional-organization-involvement
#14
Erin Petersen, Molly Wascher, Karen Kier
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine motivators and deterrents impacting a student pharmacist's decision to join professional organizations. The goal was to create a list of meaningful factors that organizations can use for membership recruitment. METHODS: This descriptive study utilized a blinded electronic survey sent to eight accredited pharmacy schools in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. The survey assessed motivating and hindering factors, as well as demographic data...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233424/design-implementation-and-evaluation-of-an-online-elective-course-on-current-topics-in-pharmacy
#15
Kristen A Pate, Adam N Pate, Laurel A Sampognaro, Jessica H Brady, David J Caldwell
INTRODUCTION: To describe the design and implementation of the Current Topics in Professional Pharmacy online elective course and evaluate the degree to which the course improved student pharmacists' awareness of and interest in current topics affecting the profession of pharmacy. METHODS: A one-credit hour online summer elective included weekly modules of current topics affecting the profession of pharmacy, along with a longitudinal final project in which students created their own current topic module...
July 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233420/student-pharmacist-perceived-benefit-of-a-sequential-training-model-for-health-testing
#16
Tiffaney Threatt, Eileen Ward, Kayce Shealy, Amy Hynes, P Elizabeth Robinette
PURPOSE: This article describes the health testing training process used at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy and evaluates perceptions of the sequential training model among students in their first, second, and third professional years. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: After observing student deficiencies in the knowledge and skills necessary for performing health tests, despite receiving didactic training within the core curriculum, faculty members searched for supplemental training programs used by other schools of pharmacy...
March 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233419/implementation-and-impact-of-a-chronic-kidney-disease-elective-for-second-year-pharmacy-students
#17
Christina H Sherrill
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pharmacists can make a great impact on the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is a highly prevalent and costly disorder. This article describes the implementation and impact of a CKD elective course for second-year pharmacy students, which aimed to expose students to CKD and enhance their ability to care for these patients. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: Topics associated with CKD were covered in a fifteen-week, three credit hour course...
March 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233416/implementing-and-sustaining-a-mentorship-program-at-a-college-of-pharmacy-the-keys-to-successful-mentorship
#18
Joshua N Raub, Anna Fiorvento, Taylor M Franckowiak, Trevor Wood, Justine S Gortney
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate mentor and mentee opinions of The Keys to Successful Mentorship, a longitudinal student-led mentorship program established at a college of pharmacy. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: In 2008, a mentorship program was created whereby first year pharmacy students (mentees) were paired with third year pharmacy students (mentors). An anonymous survey was administered to second (P2) and fourth (P4) year pharmacy students identifying strengths and weaknesses of the program...
March 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233415/development-and-evaluation-of-an-intermediate-level-elective-course-on-medical-spanish-for-pharmacy-students
#19
Robert Mueller
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Spanish-speaking population in the United States is increasing rapidly, and there is a need for additional educational efforts, beyond teaching basic medical Spanish terminology, to increase the number of Spanish-speaking pharmacists able to provide culturally appropriate care to this patient population. This article describes the development and evaluation of an intermediate-level elective course where students integrated pharmacy practice skills with Spanish-language skills and cultural competency...
March 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233414/teaching-drug-utilization-review-skills-via-a-simulated-clinical-decision-making-exercise
#20
Cortney M Mospan, Katelyn M Alexander
BACKGROUND: Drug utilization review (DUR) is a central role of the pharmacist, especially within the community pharmacy setting. Previous literature has shown risk of "alert fatigue", supporting the necessity of pharmacists to utilize a step-wise approach in evaluation of drug therapy during the verification process. Many students are intimidated by this process, and may lack verification practice or experience until their first day as a licensed pharmacist. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: An innovative skills-based laboratory exercise was developed for third-year pharmacy students to develop DUR skills...
March 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
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