Faculty perceptions of the educating pharmacy students to improve quality (EPIQ) program

Terri L. Warholak, Marwa Noureldin, Donna West, David Holdford

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Abstract

Objective. To investigate users' initial perceptions of and potential applications for the Educating Pharmacy Students and Pharmacists to Improve Quality (EPIQ) program, a 5-module education program designed to educate pharmacists and pharmacy students about quality improvement in pharmacy practice. Methods. The 5-module EPIQ program was distributed to pharmacy faculty members, pharmacy practitioners, and other health professionals across the country upon request. A 6-item survey instrument was sent to the first 97 people who requested the program. Results. Twenty-seven (56%) of the 55 respondents had reviewed the EPIQ program and 22 (82%) intended to use some or all of the content to teach about quality improvement or patient safety primarily in pharmacy management and medication safety courses. Conclusion. Initial perceptions of the EPIQ program were positive; however, further evaluation is needed after more extensive implementation of the program in pharmacy colleges and schools and other settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education
Volume75
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Education
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacy curriculum
  • Qualitative research
  • Science of safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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