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The transfusion of blood and blood products is a complex, multi-professional task which is liable to errors at any point in the journey from donor to recipient. The serious hazards of transfusion (SHOT) scheme has documented reports which consistently demonstrate that the administration of the incorrect blood component is a major cause of morbidity and(More)
This article describes a training programme for people simulating the role of a patient with aphasia. Using the skills they had learned, the simulated patients (SPs) eventually took part in a pilot communication skills exercise, in which 86 nursing students participated and which was evaluated using a semi-structured questionnaire. The students reported(More)
INTRODUCTION Prescribing errors are a major cause of patient safety incidents. Understanding the underlying factors is essential in developing interventions to address this problem. This study aimed to investigate the perceived causes of prescribing errors among foundation (junior) doctors in Scotland. METHODS In eight Scottish hospitals, data on(More)
OBJECTIVES To develop an interprofessional simulated ward environment for junior medical and nursing students and to identify themes for future evaluations and modify criteria for formative assessment of the exercise. SUBJECTS Second year medical and nursing students. SETTING The multiprofessional Clinical Skills Centre at the Faculty of Medicine, and(More)
OBJECTIVES Study objectives were to investigate the prevalence and causes of prescribing errors amongst foundation doctors (i.e. junior doctors in their first (F1) or second (F2) year of post-graduate training), describe their knowledge and experience of prescribing errors, and explore their self-efficacy (i.e. confidence) in prescribing. METHOD A(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to identify and analyse students' attitudes to the portfolio assessment process over time. METHODS A questionnaire containing statements and open questions was used to obtain feedback from students at the University of Dundee Medical School, Scotland. The responses to each statement were compared over 4 years(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether final year dental students could act as reliable examiners within an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) by comparison with results obtained by an experienced member of staff. DESIGN A station testing examination of the mouth was included in the second year medical undergraduate summative OSCE examination. (More)
If the involvement of practising clinicians in undergraduate clinical teaching is to be retained, strategies that inform them of student expectations and show how their contribution can be integrated to the wider clinical teaching programme must be identified. A variety of information-sharing strategies has been designed and used to communicate with(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes the development, implementation and evaluation of a clinical skills course for pharmacist independent and supplementary prescribers. The aim of the course was to develop the clinical and procedural skills of pharmacists to enable safe practice at an advanced level, in conjunction with their prescribing role. METHODS The(More)