Tuesday 2nd of May 2017,
University of Gondar, Ethiopia
Global Allied solutions designed and lead a workshop titled ‘A Practical introduction to Clinical Pharmacy’ In the University of Gondar, Ethiopia.
This workshop is the first of a series of workshops offered and is aimed at newly qualified pharmacists, clinical pharmacists wanting to refresh their knowledge and pharmacists from a community pharmacy background wishing to gain a better understanding of clinical pharmacy. The workshop covers topics, such as the roles and responsibilities of the clinical pharmacist, medication errors and their prevention and medicines reconciliation.
Each topic was researched and compiled according to the target audience and delivered accordingly, and was delivered by using a mixture of activities and teaching aids.
The workshop was carried out over a full 6-hour day and included practical group exercises including clinically screening in-patient prescriptions, case based discussions and medicines reconciliation.
Discussions around these topics were lively, engaging and interactive and it was interesting to note the similarities (and also taking note) of the differences between clinical pharmacy practices in the U.K and in Ethiopia. Discussions shedding light on the aspirations of this young innovative and highly knowledgeable team of students and staff was inspiring and very forward thinking. Elaborating with them on the challenges of their current practice and also on the positives steps being undertaken was very thought provoking.
In total 45 MSc students, final year pharmacy students and staff members attended the workshop and feedback from the participants was excellent, with all participants feeding back that the workshop was either excellent or very good.
Some comments from the participants included
“ Actually very interesting to have and share this experience but we need more partnership with your organisation to continue this”
“Excellent and timely presentation was given to us and it will be useful for all of us in our future career”
“ It was an excellent workshop and I really enjoyed it”
Over 90% of the participants felt that the most useful topics covered that day were medication errors and their prevention and medicine reconciliation. 90% of participants felt that the workshop was definitely or mostly applicable in their work and for their future career. 100% of the participants reported that the workshop achieved the program objectives and over 90% reported that the workshop met their expectations.
Global Allied Solutions would like to thank the University students and staff of Gondar University and it was an absolute pleasure to deliver this workshop and we look forward to future collaborations and workshops.
If you are an organisation or hospital and feel you would benefit from tailored Clinical Pharmacy workshops varying from introductions to specialities up to advanced levels, please get in touch.
All our training and courses are lead by our specialist clinical pharmacists with 10 + years of experience in their respective fields.
Maiya Ahmed, Founder and Director of Global Allied Solutions