Pharmacy Residency - Rotation Description, Drug Information - Bronson Healthcare

Pharmacy Residency - Rotation Description, Drug Information

Drug Information

PGY1 - Pharmacy (43400)

Preceptors: Montgomery, Dave; Johnson, Andrew; Warner, Adam; Brousseau, Stacy

 

Description:

General Description:

Throughout the residency year, residents are required to provide drug information to health care professionals as well as members of the community. The Drug Information Rotation is intended to    hone the residents' skills in providing pharmaceutical and drug therapy information to medical, nursing, and allied health professionals as well as patients and the community as necessary. A major responsibility of the resident is to provide concise, applicable, and timely responses to our staff and to work in concert with them to resolve problems related to drug therapy.

Residents will work with preceptors in a variety of their existing rotations to identify drug information questions/requests throughout the year. Residents will record drug information requests and responses in the electronic drug information database utilized within the Bronson Methodist Hospital Department of Pharmacy.  These records are easily retrievable, searchable, and must be reviewed by a BMH pharmacist for quality before being accepted.

Preceptor Interaction:

The primary residency preceptor will be responsible for approving his/her assigned resident's drug information requests.  The primary preceptor will meet with the resident during the orientation phase to outline drug information expectations. Residents are ultimately responsible for informing their primary preceptor of drug information requests entered into the database for review. The primary preceptor will seek input on the resident's performance, progress and completion dates for documentation in the quarterly evaluation, but will also meet with the resident periodically to provide ongoing formative feedback.

Evaluation Strategy:

  • As the resident completes drug information responses they are evaluated by the primary preceptor who will provide feedback and suggestions for improvement. These interactions will be documented as formative evaluations in PharmAcademic.
  • Summative evaluation (quarterly): This evaluation summarizes the resident's performance throughout the learning experience.  Specific comments should be included to provide the resident with information he/she can use to improve his/her performance throughout the remainder of the residency.   The resident and the preceptor will independently complete the assigned evaluation in PharmAcademic, then the resident and the preceptor will meet to compare and discuss the evaluations.  This discussion will provide feedback both on performance of the activities and the accuracy of the resident's self-assessment skills. Evaluations will be finalized following this discussion.
  • Preceptor and Learning Experience evaluations must be completed in PharmAcademic by the last day of the learning experience.

 

Expectation of Residents:

  • Complete at least twenty drug information requests throughout the residency
  • Record drug information requests and responses in the electronic drug information database
  • Submit on-line safety/adverse event reports if necessary as a result of a drug information request dealing with medication safety/adverse event

 

Taught and Evaluated Objectives

Activities

Goal R2.1

Demonstrate ability to manage formulary and medication-use processes, as applicable to the organization

 

OBJ R2.1.4

(Applying) Participate in medication event reporting and monitoring

Submit on-line safety/adverse event reports if necessary as a result of a drug information request dealing with medication safety/adverse event

Goal E9

Provide concise, applicable, comprehensive, and timely responses to requests for drug information from patients and health care providers.

 

OBJ E9.7

(Evaluation) Assess the effectiveness of drug information recommendations.

Consider requestor and preceptor feedback on drug information responses in order to improve for future questions.

OBJ E9.4

(Evaluation) Evaluate the usefulness of biomedical literature gathered.

Continually refine and improve skills in biomedical literature evaluation.

Establish a personal strategy for recording the relevant information found in the biomedical literature for use in the response.

OBJ E9.5

(Synthesis) Formulate responses to drug information requests based on analysis of the literature.

Develop a drug information response write up format that is organized and allows the response to be complete yet succinct.

OBJ E9.6

(Synthesis) Provide appropriate responses to drug information questions that require the pharmacist to draw upon his or her knowledge base.

Develop knowledge base so that answers to routine drug information questions (such as standard dosing, first line therapies, etc) can be given promptly on rounds or when staffing.

OBJ E9.2

(Synthesis) Formulate a systematic, efficient, and thorough procedure for retrieving drug information.

Establish a personal strategy for efficiently obtaining the relevant materials to appropriately formulate a response. Explore the available drug information resources to establish a well-rounded "library" to use when answering drug information questions.

OBJ E9.3

(Analysis) Determine from all retrieved biomedical literature the appropriate information to evaluate.

Continually refine and improve skills in biomedical literature evaluation.

Establish a personal strategy for recording the relevant information found in the biomedical literature for use in the response.

OBJ E9.1

(Analysis) Discriminate between the requesters' statement of need and the actual drug information need by asking for appropriate additional information.

Accept drug information requests from pharmacists, public, and other members of the healthcare team.

Clarify the question, as needed, with the requestor in order to answer the right question.

 

Evaluations:

 

Evaluation

Evaluator

Evaluated

Timing

Summative Evaluation

All Preceptors

Each Resident Taking this Learning Experience

Ending and Quarterly if Needed

ASHP Learning Experience Evaluation

Residents

Learning Experience

Ending and Quarterly if Needed

ASHP Preceptor Evaluation

Residents

All Preceptors of this Learning Experience

Ending and Quarterly if Needed

Summative Evaluation

Residents

Each Resident Taking this Learning Experience

Ending and Quarterly if Needed

 

Summative Evaluation

Residents

Each Resident Taking this Learning Experience

25.00%

Summative Evaluation

Residents

Each Resident Taking this Learning Experience

50.00%

Summative Evaluation

Residents

Each Resident Taking this Learning Experience

75.00%