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Factors Affecting a Pharmacist Led Postgraduate Education Event: An Island Case Study

Version 1 : Received: 26 September 2018 / Approved: 27 September 2018 / Online: 27 September 2018 (03:46:07 CEST)

How to cite: Micallef, R.; Kayyali, R. Factors Affecting a Pharmacist Led Postgraduate Education Event: An Island Case Study. Preprints 2018, 2018090526 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0526.v1). Micallef, R.; Kayyali, R. Factors Affecting a Pharmacist Led Postgraduate Education Event: An Island Case Study. Preprints 2018, 2018090526 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201809.0526.v1).

Abstract

There are no widely established models for postgraduate interprofessional (IPE) events. Due to low number of healthcare professionals (HCPS) on the island of Guernsey, pharmacist continuing professional development (CPD) events incorporate an IPE element making it a unique CPD model. This study evaluates an event that took place in April 2015, to support identification of positive attributes of the event as an IPE case study. From 33 attendees 29 [88%] evaluation forms were returned covering an audience including pharmacists, doctors and nurses. Although the event increased knowledge and understanding of the topic, there was a statistical difference when comparing anticipated change in practice [p<.05], with over half [n=15, 51.7%] saying the learning would not change their practice. No significant differences in responses were seen between different professional groups. Attendees were positive about learning with other HCPs. The focus group comprising 6 professionals identified a key theme of ‘factors affecting attendance at an IPE event’ with four subthemes; IPE and networking, topic, convenience and CPD. All professions were open to and saw the benefit of IPE. Face-to-face events were preferred, facilitated by an expert speaker, with a topic that has relevance to multi-professions. Post qualification IPE events allow a synchronised view of a topic and should be encouraged in the future.

Subject Areas

interprofessional; education; pharmacist

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