alexa Impact of a focussed teaching programme on practical prescribing skills among final year medical students.
General Science

General Science

Research & Reviews: Journal of Botanical Sciences

Author(s): Sandilands EA, Reid K, Shaw L, Bateman DN, Webb DJ,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT THIS SUBJECT: Medication errors, and particularly prescribing errors, are common in UK hospitals. Junior doctors make the majority of prescribing errors. Deficiencies in prescribing education and training have been closely linked to the high frequency of medication errors. WHAT THIS STUDY ADDS: Focussed prescribing teaching can lead to an improvement in prescribing ability. Prescribing confidence can be significantly improved through education. Education is insufficient alone in eradicating prescribing errors. AIM: To assess the impact of prescribing teaching on final year medical students. METHODS: Students randomly allocated to two hospitals completed a prescribing assessment. Prescribing teaching was delivered to the intervention group while no additional teaching was provided for the control group. All students then completed a second prescribing assessment. RESULTS: Teaching improved the assessment score: mean assessment 2 vs. 1, 70\% vs. 62\%, P= 0.007; allergy documentation: 98\% vs. 74\%, P= 0.0001; and confidence. However, 30\% of prescriptions continued to include prescribing errors. CONCLUSION: Medical students make significant errors in prescribing. Teaching improves ability and confidence but is insufficient alone in eradicating errors. © 2010 The Authors. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology © 2010 The British Pharmacological Society.
This article was published in Br J Clin Pharmacol and referenced in Research & Reviews: Journal of Botanical Sciences

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords