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An online person-centered education package for pharmacists delivering a home medication review service to patients following acute coronary syndromes


Bernal, D and Chalmers, L and Bereznicki, LRE and Castelino, RL and Davidson, PM and Peterson, GM, An online person-centered education package for pharmacists delivering a home medication review service to patients following acute coronary syndromes, European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 2, (3) pp. 408-415. ISSN 2052-5656 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Rationale, aims and objectives: To develop and evaluate a person-centered online education package to facilitate the delivery of a Home Medicines Review system following acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Methods: An education package of 5 online lectures, an assessment quiz and an evaluation questionnaire was developed to increase the skills and capacity of pharmacists. Course material was generated from a targeted appraisal of literature and reviewed by expert pharmacists. Kirkpatrick’s 4-level model for evaluating training programs was applied as an international standard for measuring the quality of the material developed. The evaluation questionnaire measured the dimension of reactions to the material and the assessment quiz measured the dimension of learning.

Results: From a pool of 91 accredited pharmacists, 36 registered an interest in the education package and completed the online enrolment. Of those who enrolled, 27 completed the package. Twenty-two pharmacists passed the quiz on their first attempt and 3 passed on their second attempt. Analysis of the evaluation questionnaire consistently showed pharmacists’ reactions to the material were positive.

Conclusion: In Australia, Home Medicines Reviews are endorsed by policy and reimbursed. Providing resources to increase the knowledge and confidence of pharmacists will potentially improve their ability to address specific issues with adherence and medication use following ACS.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:acute coronary syndromes, home medicines review, medication adherence, professional education and training, pharmacy, patient-centred
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Bernal, D (Mr Daniel Bernal)
UTAS Author:Chalmers, L (Dr Leanne Chalmers)
UTAS Author:Bereznicki, LRE (Professor Luke Bereznicki)
UTAS Author:Castelino, RL (Dr Ronald Castelino)
UTAS Author:Davidson, PM (Ms Patricia Davidson)
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
ID Code:96223
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2014-10-27
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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