As a teacher in clinical pharmacotherapy, we all want to educate our students with the most effective pharmacovigilance education as possible. Unfortunately, according to a recent review and web-based questionnaire, although we think we are providing our students with the best possible education, they still feel particularly unprepared for their prescribing and pharmacovigilance responsibilities and lack basic pharmacovigilance skills and knowledge. This can be attributed to the limited quantity and quality of pharmacovigilance teaching, if any, in current healthcare curricula. With the limited time available in overfull healthcare curricula, clinical pharmacology and pharmacovigilance educators should focus on spending their time most effectively to achieve their learning outcomes. This requires new and innovative teaching methods, such as maximally enriched context, providing real responsibility for authentic tasks, and collaborating in an interprofessional team. The Dr.Vigilance teaching guide, also discussed in this podcast, provides pharmacovigilance educators with high-quality, ready to use teaching resources on clinical pharmacovigilance, with a focus on pharmacovigilance activities in individual patient care.
The Dr. Vigilance - in the clinic section show teachers in clinical pharmacology how to involve students in real-life clinical pharmacovigilance tasks in a general practice office or hospital setting. Each section includes a specific blueprint on how to initiate a project, guide the students and their main learning objectives.
Blueprints to start up an inter-professional student-run medication review programme focussed on detecting ADRs in an outpatient clinic.
The Dr. Vigilance - explains is a series of short knowledge-based video's and illustrations of the clinical aspects and pharmacological mechanism of one specific ADR.
Collection of short and informative educational videos on frequent adverse drug reactions. All videos are based on the latest scientific evidence and use a similar format focusing on prevalence, differential diagnosis, time-relationship, pharmacological mechanism and most common treatment options.
Collection of illustrations on the pharmacological mechanisms of frequent adverse drug reactions (ADRs).
Our latest illustration is of: Codein induced constriction of the sphincter of oddi.
How can I contribute to Dr.Vigilance?
Dr. Vigilance encourages all teachers in clinical pharmacology to include their ready to use clinical pharmacovigilance teaching resources on the Dr. Vigilance teaching education module. Please contact: dr. M. Reumerman by email@example.com.
Last updated: May 7, 2023
Author: Michael Reumerman
Access: Everyone (discussion teachers only)
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