School-wide clinical intervention system to document pharmacy students’ impact on patient care

Title:
School-wide clinical intervention system to document pharmacy students' impact on patient care
Creator:
DiVall, Margarita V. (Author)
Zikaras, Brian (Author)
Copeland, Debra (Author)
Gonyeau, Michael J. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), February 10, 2010
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:
Objectives. To implement and evaluate a school wide, Web-based clinical intervention system to document types and impact of pharmacy students' clinical activities during advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs). Methods. A clinical intervention form was developed by pharmacy practice faculty consensus and uploaded to a secure Web site. Prior to APPEs, all pharmacy students were trained on the purpose and use of the system as well as strategies to document interventions appropriately. Results. Over the 3-year period of data collection, 15,393 interventions were documented. Most common intervention types included dosage adjustments, education of patients and providers, and optimization of therapeutic regimens. The majority of the interventions were accepted by the medical team and resulted in positive clinical and economic outcomes. Conclusions. Our school-wide system allowed students and faculty members to document clinical activities. Reporting can serve a number of purposes, including incorporation into student portfolios and faculty merit and promotion dossiers, and demonstration of the positive impact on patient care.
Comments:
Originally published in American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, v.74 no.1 (2010), article no.14. DOI:10.5688/aj740114
Subjects and keywords:
Pharmacy students
Pharmacist and patient
clinical activities
practicum
pharmacy education
clinical intervention form
Medical Education
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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