An interprofessional pediatric prescribing workshop
To design, implement, and evaluate an interprofessional learning workshop on pediatric prescribing.
An interactive workshop on pediatric prescribing was designed and delivered by pediatricians and pharmacists to fourth-year medical and pharmacy students on 3 university campus settings. Students were assigned to either interprofessional workshop groups (pharmacy and medical students) or non-interprofessional workshop groups (medical students only).
Two hundred thirty students completed the workshops and 92% returned both the pre- and post-workshop questionnaires. Attitudes toward interprofessional learning significantly improved among students in the interprofessional workshop groups (p< 0.001) and confidence in prescribing for pediatric patients significantly improved among all students (p< 0.001).
The workshop improved medical and pharmacy students' knowledge and confidence in pediatric prescribing and significantly improved their attitudes toward working and learning with other professionals.
PubMed URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22919087