Investigating pharmacy students’ therapeutic decision-making with respect to antimicrobial stewardship cases

  17 June 2022

Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) play a big role in minimizing antimicrobial resistance. Pharmacists are essential members of the health care team and in order for them to fulfill roles on ASP teams and become antimicrobial stewards, they must be prepared adequately by pharmacy schools prior to entry into actual practice. Although programming has been implemented into entry-to-practice programs worldwide, little is known about how students interpret antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) data and arrive at clinical decisions. We aimed to explore students’ cognitive processes and determine how they formulate therapeutic decisions when presented with AMS cases.

Students vary in their focus and the cognitive strategies used to interpret AMS cases. Findings support the notion that clinical reasoning and decision-making should be explicitly taught in pharmacy curricula, in order to help students become aware of their own cognitive processes and decision-making abilities.

Further reading: BMC Medical Education
Author(s): Ziad G. Nasr, Diala Al Haj Moustafa, Sara Dahmani & Kyle J. Wilby
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Unrestricted financial support by:

Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition


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