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Chapter 27: Drug Information Education and Training

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During your college's review of its professional degree program, a committee member recommends to eliminate a course entitled “Drug Information Skill Development.” When asked to justify the recommendation, the faculty member replies, “The accreditation standards don’t require a drug information course.” What is a factual response to the statement?

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a. The standards do not prescribe specific concepts that must be taught in professional degree curricula

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b. The standards do require the inclusion of concepts generally categorized as drug information, in addition to related concepts

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c. Drug information concepts are required to be taught only during advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs)

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d. All of the above

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e. None of the above

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b. The standards do require the inclusion of concepts generally categorized as drug information, in addition to related concepts

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Although ACPE does not require pharmacy school graduates to have completed a drug information course or rotation, which of the following educational subdomains correlate with drug information knowledge and skills:

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a. Manage patient health care needs using human, financial, technological, and physical resources to optimize the safety and efficacy of medication use systems

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b. Develop, integrate, and apply knowledge from foundational sciences to evaluate the scientific literature, explain drug action, solve therapeutic problems, and advance population health and patient-centered care

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c. Effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally when interacting with an individual, group, or organization

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d. All of the above

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e. None of the above

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d. All of the above

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Which specific drug information concept is NOT recommended by ACCP to be formally taught and evaluated in all colleges of pharmacy?

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a. Creating drug policies and procedures

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b. Critically evaluating medical literature

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c. Understanding the creation, maintenance, and management of a drug formulary

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d. Preparing, presenting, and participating in journal clubs

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a. Creating drug policies and procedures

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In which activity can you engage pharmacy students enrolled in a drug information course to demonstrate the broad applicability of drug information skills, using an example from the popular media?

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a. Critiquing the accuracy of a local television news reporter's segment ...

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