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Am J Pharm Educ. 2013 Apr 12;77(3):62. doi: 10.5688/ajpe77362.

A simulated hospital pharmacy module using an electronic medical record in a pharmaceutical care skills laboratory course.

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School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To implement and evaluate the effects of a simulated hospital pharmacy module using an electronic medical record on student confidence and abilities to perform hospital pharmacist duties.

DESIGN:

A module was developed that simulated typical hospital pharmacist tasks. Learning activities were modified based upon student feedback and instructor assessment.

ASSESSMENTS:

Ninety-seven percent of respondents reported full-time hospital internship experience and 72% had electronic medical record experience prior to completing the module. Mean scores on confidence with performing typical hospital pharmacist tasks significantly increased from the pre-module survey to the post-module survey from 1.5-2.9 (low comfort/confidence) to 2.0-3.4 (moderate comfort/confidence). Course assessments confirmed student achievement of covered competencies.

CONCLUSIONS:

A simulated hospital pharmacy module improved pharmacy students' hospital practice skills and their perceived comfort and confidence in completing the typical duties of a hospital pharmacist.

KEYWORDS:

electronic medical record; hospital pharmacy; laboratory instruction; pharmacy practice; simulation

PMID:
23610480
PMCID:
PMC3631737
DOI:
10.5688/ajpe77362
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