Organised by the FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section in collaboration with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Pharmacists need to maintain and gain new competencies throughout their career. While many countries have mandated CPD programmes, most commonly these sessions provide pharmacists with knowledge, but rarely test the application of this knowledge. Residency programmes, in contrast, are comprehensive and develop a pharmacist’s competence over time. The ongoing use of peer observation that is cross-referenced to competencies coupled with feedback is needed to ensure pharmacists maintain competence and develop new advanced skills throughout their career. But, how can we provide this assessment and feedback on a regular basis? The purpose of this session is to demonstrate examples of how the standard of clinical pharmacy has been improved to ensure that patients receive excellent pharmaceutical care. Training of pharmacists does not stop upon university graduation, so this session will outline the pharmacy residency training programmes and other strategies that have been used to train and empower already registered practitioners, and highlight the importance of monitoring one’s practice and the provision of feedback. Further collaboration with the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section has also been sought. This session addresses one of the key issues in pharmacy education — the ongoing lifelong learning that occurs throughout practice — and covers how we can effectively improve and maintain competence through observation, assessment and feedback. Those involved have a wealth of experience and expertise in the development, implementation and evaluation of training programmes for pharmacists such as clinical residencies, development and monitoring of standards for advanced practice and also in innovative observational training programmes where immediate feedback and coaching is provided.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Application-based