Provision of Medication Therapy Management to University Faculty and Staff Members by Third-year Pharmacy Students
Eukel, Heidi N.
Skoy, Elizabeth T.
Frenzel, Jeanne Elizabeth
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Objective. To develop and implement a medication therapy management (MTM) curriculum and assess students’ skills and attitudes after the provision of MTM services to faculty and staff members.Design. Third-year students enrolled in a pharmaceutical care laboratory course received lectures and participated in MTM activities in preparation for an MTM encounter. Students conduced MTM sessions with university faculty and staff members, providing comprehensive medication review, blood pressure checks, and optional blood glucose and cholesterol (total cholesterol and HDL) screenings.Assessment. A faculty-developed rubric was used to evaluate students’ ability to explain MTM to the participant and address medication-related problems. Students’ responses on pre- and post-encounter survey instruments showed their confidence to provide MTM services, communicate with participants and other health care providers, and provide point-of-care screening services had increased.Conclusion. Incorporating MTM into an existing laboratory course increased students’ confidence and perceived ability to provide MTM services.