Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Pharmacy school patient simulation training has been simplified by new functionality from Clinical Support Services, Inc. (CSS).
“Our new tool means faster and simpler implementation for pharmacy schools,” said James Notaro, RPh., Ph.D., president and founder of CSS. “It also makes it easier for instructors to monitor their students’ work.”
Once the pharmacy school provides its list of users and the number of accounts needed, CSS’s new simulated patient creation tool will develop a list of “patients” for each student. Instructors will be able to create a profile for each patient, including simulated health data, demographic data, etc. An unlimited number of patients may be created for each student.
Exposure to medication therapy management “should be introduced and defined early in the curriculum,” said a recent report from the American Pharmacists Association. “Simulated patient encounters also are encouraged.”
“In the academic environment, MTMPath’s evaluation technology provides a perfect entry-level effort for advancing clinical practice in a community setting,” Notaro said.
Through the functionality of its web-based clinical documentation software, MTMPath, CSS allows pharmacists and students to review patient medications to assess appropriate therapy and optimize outcomes. This functionality may be employed as part of the curriculum through simulated patient cases or with actual patients during professional experience program rotations. MTMPath also includes various evaluation modules to help pharmacists appropriately assess the effectiveness of a patient’s current therapy in areas such as disease states, preventive health, social and family history, vitals and more.
MTMPath’s S-O-A-P (Subjective-Objective Assessment Plan) note format is designed to:
CSS’s software also may help students:
MTMPath is used nationwide in variety of settings including pharmacy schools, community pharmacies, managed care plans and independent clinical pharmacy practices.
About CSS: Founded in 1999 by pharmacists and technologists, CSS is staffed by experienced clinicians, software developers and operations personnel. Structured data storage is one of the main differentiating features of the MTMPath system.