Evaluation of the effectiveness and staff acceptance of education strategies to improve medication safety

Authors

  • Madeleine Hills King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia, Australia
  • Stephanie Wai Khuan Teoh King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia, Australia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2763-1163
  • Tamara Lebedevs King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.428435

Keywords:

Education, Learning, Medication safety, Microlearning, Pharmacy

Abstract

Background: The pharmacy department at the study site provides ongoing education on medication safety to the hospital staff through a variety of means.

Objectives: The study aimed to evaluate and compare various forms of education and the clinical impact and satisfaction reported by staff.

Methods: A survey was disseminated to staff across the hospital, and 81 responses were collected.

Results: Staff preferred learning through a combination of teaching methods rather than individual modalities. The majority of respondents stated that they felt their knowledge of medication safety improved after education and that the content was actionable. Most staff also agreed or strongly agreed that education positively impacted their clinical practice. Staff preferences regarding education were also themed around different learning modalities, quick and concise messages, topics of medication updates, and relevance to practice. Preferences of the hospital staff will be aligned with education strategies based on this evaluation.

Author Biographies

Madeleine Hills, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia, Australia

Pharmacist - Pharmacy Department

Stephanie Wai Khuan Teoh, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia, Australia

Clinical supervisor pharmacist - Pharmacy Department

Tamara Lebedevs, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Western Australia, Australia

Pharmacy Department

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2022-05-28

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Hills, M., Teoh, S. W. K., & Lebedevs, T. (2022). Evaluation of the effectiveness and staff acceptance of education strategies to improve medication safety . Pharmacy Education, 22(1), p. 428–435. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.428435

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