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Using human patient simulation to prepare student pharmacists to manage medical emergencies in an ambulatory setting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21451755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To implement a simulation-based educational experience focused on medical emergencies in an ambulatory pharmacy setting.
DESIGN: Second-year student pharmacists were assigned randomly to groups and played the role of pharmacists in a community pharmacy setting in which a simulated patient experienced 1 of 5 emergency scenarios: medication-related allergic reaction, acute asthma attack, hypoglycemia, myocardial infarction, and stroke. The students were expected to use patient assessment techniques to determine which emergency the simulated patient was experiencing and the appropriate intervention. Following each simulation, a debriefing session was conducted.
ASSESSMENT: Eighty-two student pharmacists completed the simulation activity. Ninety-three percent of student groups correctly identified the emergency. A post-activity survey instrument was administered, and 83% of responders indicated this activity was effective or very effective.
CONCLUSION: Simulation of emergencies seen in an ambulatory pharmacy setting allowed students to assert knowledge, practice communication skills, apply assessment techniques, and work as a team in a low-risk environment.
Jennifer D Robinson; Brenda S Bray; Megan N Willson; Douglas L Weeks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of pharmaceutical education     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1553-6467     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Pharm Educ     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-31     Completed Date:  2011-07-15     Revised Date:  2013-06-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372650     Medline TA:  Am J Pharm Educ     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Pharmacy, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ambulatory Care / organization & administration
Community Pharmacy Services / organization & administration*
Education, Pharmacy / methods*
Educational Measurement
Emergency Treatment / methods*
Patient Simulation*
Pharmacists / organization & administration
Students, Pharmacy

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