Pharmapod for Trinity Students
Pharmacists use systems to help them keep records of dispensing but with the complexity and volume of other work and the requirements of regulation they also need and use other tools. Pharmapod’s system enable pharmacist to quickly and accurately record events associated with all aspects of their work from suspected adverse drug reactions and interactions to prescription dispensing errors. Pharmapod structures these records to incorporate a continuous quality improvement method into pharmacy processes. Pharmacy students need to learn these skills and to be familiar with the leading software tools available to practitioners and so the School is delighted to be able to partner with Pharmapod in giving students access to this system throughout their undergraduate education in Pharmacy Practice. Head of School, Professor Anne-Marie Healy said, ‘The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences collaborates with many pharmacy-related companies and from the outset recognised the innovation and quality in Pharmapod’s work. We are pleased that the fruits of our collaboration will be shared with our students and that this will ultimately benefit their patients.’
The user-friendly pathways that lead the pharmacist through the stages of data collection, analysis and review focussing on the practical and essential elements will be used with case studies designed by the School’s Practice staff to highlight the opportunities for learning. Furthermore the School intends to incorporate the outcomes of the case studies into its student portfolios and thus contribute to their proficiency development in CPD. The School will also collaborate with Pharmapod on the further evaluation and development of the system through its expertise in practice evaluation, research and patient safety.