Developing pharmacy student’s clinical documentation skills using online modules

TitleDeveloping pharmacy student’s clinical documentation skills using online modules
Faculty/College/UnitPharmaceutical Sciences
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2018
Project Summary

As a requirement of practice, pharmacists must demonstrate the ability to coherently summarize a patient’s condition and medication treatment plan in a patient’s medical record. Clinical documentation is both an art and a science requiring practice to become efficient, effective and confident. Although students in the Entry-to-Practice Doctor of Pharmacy (E2P PharmD) Program are introduced to basic concepts in clinical writing, opportunities to further develop these skills beyond an introductory level prior to practicums are limited. Based on our first-hand observations and feedback the Faculty has received from practice educators, students on practicums struggle with completing written documentation when faced with real life patient scenarios and timelines. The objective of this project is to develop and implement online modules using real patient scenarios to teach pharmacy students standardized approaches to documenting clinical assessments and plans.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJillian Reardon
Year 1: Funded Amount12,160
Year 1: Team Members

Jillian Reardon, Lecturer, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Anita Kapanen, Research Coordinator, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Barbara Gobis, Director, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jason Min, Lecturer, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jamie Yuen, Lecturer, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Larry Leung, Lecturer, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Fong Chan, Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Janice Yeung, Director, Office of Experiential Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Annie Yu, 4th-year Undergraduate Pharmacy Student, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stacey Tkachuk, Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy Student, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jennifer Brown, PhD Student, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorJillian Reardon
Year 2: Funded Amount3,760
Year 2: Team Members

Jillian Reardon, Lecturer, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Anita Kapanen, Research Coordinator, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Barbara Gobis, Director, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jason Min, Lecturer, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jamie Yuen, Lecturer, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Larry Leung, Lecturer, Pharmacists Clinic, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Fong Chan, Lecturer, Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Janice Yeung, Director, Office of Experiential Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Annie Yu, 4th year Undergraduate Pharmacy Student, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Stacey Tkachuk, Graduate Doctor of Pharmacy Student, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Jennifer Brown, PhD Student, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences