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Published on:January 2019
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2019; 53(1):70-78
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.53.1.10

Establishing and Evaluating Clinical Pharmacy Training Program in China Pharmaceutical University


Authors and affiliation (s):

Jiaqi Li1,2, Changqing Yang2,*, Madiha2,3

1Department of Pharmacy, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Jiangsu, CHINA.

2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Basic Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, CHINA.

3Hamdard Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hamdard University, Islamabad Campus, PAKISTAN.

Abstract:

Background: Clinical pharmacy training is to help students master the skills of clinical pharmacy services and increase students’ confidence in their ability to perform clinical roles effectively. Objective: This study aimed to introduce and evaluate clinical pharmacy training program in China Pharmaceutical University for bachelor’s degree students majored in clinical pharmacy. Method: Clinical pharmacy training in China Pharmaceutical University comprises various modules. In this article we have discussed the establishment and evaluation of following four main training modules: 1) physical assessment, 2) cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 3) medication information service and 4) patient education service. And students who participated in this training were asked to complete questionnaires to determine their general perception regarding clinical pharmacy training program and to assess their satisfaction, knowledge and skills at the end of this program. Results: Most of the students (>90%) showed a keen interest in clinical training course. They believed that clinical pharmacy training could promote the integration of theory with practice, increase interest in learning and help them to understand the theoretical knowledge and clinical pharmacy services more easily. Students have also showed high satisfaction from this training in four mentioned services. Satisfaction scores (on the scale of 5) for physical assessment training, cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, medication information service training and patient medication were 4.22 (SD=0.78), 4.75 (SD=0.55), 4.51 (SD=0.66) and 4.81 (SD=0.47) respectively. Students’ confidence in providing clinical pharmacy services was significant improved after training. Conclusion: Clinical pharmacy training can increase students’ interest in learning and improve their practical abilities. It is a feasible way of increasing students’ knowledge and skills.

Key words: Clinical pharmacy training, Evaluation, Clinical pharmacy students, China Pharmaceutical University.

 

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