Novel educational training program for community pharmacists

Neto, ACD, Benrimoj, SI, Kavanagh, DJ and Boakes, RA (2000) Novel educational training program for community pharmacists. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 64 Fall 2000: 302-307.

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Author Neto, ACD
Benrimoj, SI
Kavanagh, DJ
Boakes, RA
Title Novel educational training program for community pharmacists
Journal name American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-9459
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 64
Issue Fall 2000
Start page 302
End page 307
Total pages 6
Editor G. Cocolas
N. Fuller
Place of publication Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Publisher American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
Abstract There is little evidence that workshops alone have a lasting impact on the day-to-day practice of participants. The current paper examined a strategy to increase generalization and maintenance of skills in the natural environment using pseudo-patients and immediate performance feedback to reinforce skills acquisition. A random half of pharmacies (N=30) took part in workshop training aimed at optimizing consumers' use of nonprescription analgesic products. Pharmacies in the training group also received performance feedback on their adherence to the recommended protocol. Feedback occurred immediately after a pseudo-patient visit in which confederates posed as purchasers of analgesics, and combined positive and corrective elements. Trained pharmacists were significantly more accurate at identifying people who misused the medication (P<0.001). The trained pharmacists were more likely than controls to use open-ended questions (P<0.001), assess readiness to change problematic use (P <0.001), and to deliver a brief intervention that was tailored to the person's commitment to alter his/her usage (P <0.001). Participants responded to the feedback positively. Results were consistent with the hypothesis that when workshop is combined with on-site performance feedback, it enhances practitioners' adherence to protocols in the natural setting.
Keyword Education, Scientific Disciplines
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Q-Index Code C1

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