International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pharmacy | Saudi Arabia | Volume 1 Issue 1, October 2012

Improve First Year Pharmacy Students' Knowledge and Safety in Preventing Medication Errors

Rph. Saad Ali Al Arfaj | Rph. Mohammed Khalid Al Rabiah | Rph. Ismail Haider Baqtayyan

Abstract: Background: Medication errors are a major concern in the healthcare field. The study objectives were to evaluate first - year pharmacy students? knowledge and ability to identify and preventing medication errors. Methods: Conduct a prospective evaluation to determine the usefulness of an error disclosure assessment tool and video recordings in improving student knowledge and safety in the prevention of medication errors. Results: The use of self - assessment tools and video recordings improved student metacognitive skills for assessing performance in interprofessional error disclosure, particularly in the areas of medication errors and patient safety. Conclusions: It was established that pharmacy students require and value more training in communicating pharmaceutical errors. To give consistent instruction on these communication difficulties, educational interventions should be designed.

Keywords: pharmacy students, pharmaceutical errors, improving pharmacy students' knowledge, and first - year pharmacy students

Edition: Volume 1 Issue 1, October 2012,

Pages: 251 - 254

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