High-fidelity simulation training in advanced resuscitation for pharmacy residents.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of high-fidelity patient simulation on pharmacy resident knowledge, confidence, and competency with advanced resuscitation algorithms and interventions. DESIGN An overview of the institutional cardiopulmonary arrest algorithm and a review of pertinent medications and calculations were presented to postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residents, followed by participation in 3 simulated clinical scenarios using a high-fidelity mannequin. ASSESSMENT An improvement of pharmacy resident knowledge, confidence, and competency with advanced resuscitation skills was observed. In addition, pharmacy residents demonstrated high performance levels with skills requiring advanced competency and proactive interactions with the cardiac arrest team. CONCLUSION Incorporating high-fidelity patient simulation into an advanced resuscitation training program can help pharmacy residents achieve competency through the active learning of practical skills.

DOI: 10.5688/ajpe78359

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@article{Eng2014HighfidelityST, title={High-fidelity simulation training in advanced resuscitation for pharmacy residents.}, author={Amy J Eng and Jennifer M Namba and Kevin W Box and James R. Lane and Dennis Y Kim and Daniel Davis and Jay J Doucet and R. Coimbra}, journal={American journal of pharmaceutical education}, year={2014}, volume={78 3}, pages={59} }