Special Issue "Simulation in Pharmacy Education"

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A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Amy L. Seybert

BS, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, 727 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace St., Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
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Interests: simulation; human patient simulation; pharmacy education; teaching and learning; patient safety; cardiovascular pharmacotherapy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of simulation is advancing rapidly throughout pharmacy education.  The literature available within healthcare education, notably pharmacy training programs, is clearly documenting the effective use of this unique learning methodology to advance knowledge, clinical performance, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills in pharmacy graduates. This special issue will be dedicated to the growth of simulation education within pharmacy and the future horizons for continuing to advance education in order to produce high-level clinical pharmacists worldwide.

Dr. Amy L. Seybert
Guest Editor

Submission

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Keywords

  • simulation
  • pharmacy
  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • human patient simulation
  • assessment
  • active learning

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Research

Open AccessArticle Pharmacy Simulation: A Scottish, Student-Led Perspective with Lessons for the UK and Beyond
Pharmacy 2014, 2(1), 50-64; doi:10.3390/pharmacy2010050
Received: 12 December 2013 / Revised: 7 January 2014 / Accepted: 26 January 2014 / Published: 10 February 2014
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Abstract
Compared to the nursing and medical professions, simulation-based pharmacy education is a relatively new mode of supporting learning, although one that is growing rapidly to meet the training needs of a new generation of healthcare professionals. Within the UK (and particularly Scotland), access
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Compared to the nursing and medical professions, simulation-based pharmacy education is a relatively new mode of supporting learning, although one that is growing rapidly to meet the training needs of a new generation of healthcare professionals. Within the UK (and particularly Scotland), access to the clinical environment through the more traditional route of placement is limited, and simulation offers a partial solution to this problem. As is well-established, simulation—if used appropriately—also offers excellent opportunities for enhancing patient safety, including allowing the exploration of the science of human factors. Given the high incidence of medication errors, pharmacists need to be included in any intervention for improvement of patient safety. It is true, however, that the “clinical environment” experienced by the practising pharmacist (especially in community pharmacy) is different from the typical nursing or medical situation. This, combined with a lack of understanding of the role of the pharmacist as a member of the wider healthcare team, means that there are additional considerations required when designing simulation-based learning activities. This commentary undertakes a narrative review of the current situation for pharmacy simulation, and considers how this may be developed to support the Scottish healthcare vision, whilst recognising that the issues raised are likely to be relevant across the sector. Full article
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