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Discharge Counseling

Level of activity: Intermediate

Setting: Classroom

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ACPE Standards 2016: 2.1, 2.3, 3.2, 3.6

EPAs: Patient Care Provider (Implement, follow-up/monitor), Information Master (Educate others), Self-Developer (Create CPD plan)

PPCP: Implement, Follow-up: Monitor and Evaluate, Communicate

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Contributors

Anna Haas-Gehres, PharmD, BCACP is Assistant Professor–Practice at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University in 2011 and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency in Community Care at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 2012. At the College of Pharmacy, she serves on several committees including the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion and the Outreach and Engagement Committee. She practices as an Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist at South High Primary Care, an internal medicine and pediatrics clinic operated by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. At The Ohio State University, Dr. Haas-Gehres co-coordinates and teaches in the second-year Integrated Patient Care Laboratory courses.

Kristy Jackson, PharmD is Assistant Professor–Practice at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Dr. Jackson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University in 2016. Her previous practice experience was at Ohio Health Rehabilitation Hospital as a clinical pharmacist. Her practice site is at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she supports the student-run medication reconciliation service. At the College of Pharmacy, she serves on several committees including the Admissions Committee and the PharmD Program Committee. At The Ohio State University Dr. Jackson co-coordinates and teaches in the third-year Integrated Patient Care Laboratory courses.

Brief Overview and Setting

The purpose of this activity is to allow students to practice verbal communication in the institutional setting with patients being discharged from a hospital with multiple medication changes and home monitoring. This activity currently takes place in the laboratory curriculum at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy with students in the second professional year of a 4-year pharmacy curriculum. This activity is incorporated as a communication activity within the semester focused on institutional pharmacy practice skills. In previous skills laboratory courses, students have mastered the skill of patient counseling on new medications and medication history-taking in the community setting. This activity allows students to adapt and apply these communication skills to the institutional setting. The setting for this activity is at the bedside of a patient from the hospital. During the simulation, students are asked to address discharge medication instructions with a focus only on the medication changes and not detailed new medication information. This activity may be modified (challenging patient, new medication at discharge, etc.) to meet the needs of a laboratory curriculum.

Learning Objectives

  1. Adapt basic patient communication skills to the ...

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