Evaluation of the Impact of a Physical Assessment Course on the Practice of Institutional Pharmacists
AbstractWe aimed to assess the impact of a professional development course on clinical pharmacists’ level of confidence using physical assessment (PA) and whether it resulted in changes to their clinical practice. Workshop participants were asked to complete a pre-workshop survey, as well as three post-workshop surveys, to assess the pharmacists’ level of confidence in PA. Pharmacists were also asked about their integration of PA skills and use of Additional Prescribing Authority (APA). Pharmacists’ confidence in performing PA, discussing PA findings, and using PA to manage drug therapy were significantly higher at all time-points post workshop. Pharmacists with APA also indicated increased confidence with prescribing. Professional development in physical assessment may provide opportunities for pharmacists to integrate new knowledge and skills within their practice. Future research should examine if such educational opportunities will support sustainable practice change. View Full-Text
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Breault, R.R.; Korn, D.E.; George-Phillips, K.L. Evaluation of the Impact of a Physical Assessment Course on the Practice of Institutional Pharmacists. Pharmacy 2014, 2, 248-259.
Breault RR, Korn DE, George-Phillips KL. Evaluation of the Impact of a Physical Assessment Course on the Practice of Institutional Pharmacists. Pharmacy. 2014; 2(3):248-259.Chicago/Turabian Style
Breault, Rene R.; Korn, Darlene E.; George-Phillips, Kirsten L. 2014. "Evaluation of the Impact of a Physical Assessment Course on the Practice of Institutional Pharmacists." Pharmacy 2, no. 3: 248-259.