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Chapter 27: Drug Information Education and Training

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?

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

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

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

d. All of the above

e. None of the above

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

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:

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

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

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

d. All of the above

e. None of the above

d. All of the above

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

a. Creating drug policies and procedures

b. Critically evaluating medical literature

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

d. Preparing, presenting, and participating in journal clubs

a. Creating drug policies and procedures

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?

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

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