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Inter-professional prescribing masterclass for medical students and non-medical prescribing students (nurses and pharmacists): a pilot study

  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

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    23 September 2015

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Sage

  • DOI:

    10.1177/0036933015606583

  • Cross Ref:

    10.1177/0036933015606583

  • ISSN:

    0036-9330

  • Library of Congress:

    RT Nursing

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    610.7 Medical education, research & nursing

Citation

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

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General Medicine

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