Inter-professional prescribing masterclass for medical students and non-medical prescribing students (nurses and pharmacists): a pilot study
Kinnear, M; Paterson, R; Rolfe, A; Coll, A; Kinnear, Moira
Ruth Paterson R.Paterson@napier.ac.uk
Background and aims Prescribing errors cause significant patient morbidity and mortality. Current legislation allows prescribing by different health professions. Inter-professional collaboration and learning may result in safer prescribing practice. This study aimed to develop, pilot and test the feasibility of a simulated inter-professional prescribing masterclass for non-medical prescribing students, medical students and pharmacists.
Methods and results A three-scenario, simulated patient session was designed and implemented by an expert panel. Medical students, non-medical prescribing students and pharmacists worked together to formulate and implement evidence-based prescriptions. The Readiness for Inter-professional Learning Score (RIPLS) and a self-efficacy score were administered to the students and the Trust in Physician Score to the simulated patients. Overall, the RIPLS and self-efficacy scores increased. Pharmacists showed the highest rating in the Trust in Physician score. Post masterclass group discussions suggested that the intervention was viewed as a positive educational experience.
Conclusion An inter-professional prescribing masterclass is feasible and acceptable to students. It increases self-efficacy, readiness for inter-professional learning and allows students to learn from, about and with each other. A larger study is warranted and the use of feedback from simulated patients explored further
Kinnear, M., Paterson, R., Rolfe, A., Coll, A., & Kinnear, M. (2015). Inter-professional prescribing masterclass for medical students and non-medical prescribing students (nurses and pharmacists): a pilot study. Scottish Medical Journal, 60(4), 202-207. https://doi.org/10.1177/0036933015606583
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 23, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 23, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Oct 22, 2015|
|Journal||Scottish Medical Journal|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
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