Development of a pharmacy critical care elective utilising online case-based patient simulations

Paul Staffieri, Francesco Ciummo, Yoonsun Mo


Description: An innovative critical care elective was created that combines didactic teaching with case-based discussions utilising online electronic health record technology.

Evaluation: A total of 12 students completed the course and a post-course survey was administered. The results from the post-course surveys resulted in the majority of students reporting a perceived improvement in problem solving abilities and advanced practice pharmacy education (APPE) preparedness.

Conclusion: This assessment suggests that the integration of online simulated patient cases into a critical care pharmacy elective course is viable and may help students develop problem solving abilities.


Critical-care, Elective, EHR, Online, Simulation

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