Importance of healthcare professional training on medication safety, medication error prevention, and reporting

Mohammed Saada, Hana Morrissey, Patrick Ball

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Abstract

This study aims to explore healthcare professional (HCP) training on medication safety, medication error prevention, and reporting. A presentation was developed on the topic including medication use and management (MU&M) best practices and case studies. A joint HCP training session was held in the Kuwaiti MoH to deliver the training to the HCPs from all the hospitals. A SurveyMonkey™ link was then shared with the participants to collect training evaluation data for analyses that would target required improvements in training. In Cohort 1, the first training included 450 attendees, 44% males (n=200) and 56% (n=250) females. There were 22% (n=100) contracted overseas HCPs and the remainder (78%, n=350) were Kuwaiti nationals. While in Cohort 2, the second training also included 450 attendees, 54% males (n=247) and 46% (n=203) females. There were 25% (n=114) contracted overseas HCPs and the remainder (75%, n=336) were Kuwaiti nationals. The largest participants cohort was from Al Sabah Hospital (20%, n=90) in Cohort 1 and was from Al Sabah Hospital (24%, n=110) in Cohort 2. Most HCPs agreed on the importance of the training learning outcomes with an average of 71% agreeing in Cohort 1, whereas 37% agreed in Cohort 2. Overall, most HCPs agreed interactive sessions are more desirable. The most used words were prevention of medication errors through medication management, and case studies as the preferred learning medium. The researcher was able to assess their training delivery methods and enhance the content by using the training program and the feedback from the HCPs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Advanced Pharmacy Education and Research
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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