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ALERT Presentation:
Evaluation of a drug
prescribing app in a simulated
scenario
Dr Paul Sampson & Dr David Grant
Bristol ...
• Drug errors particularly common in Paediatrics
• Medical apps have largely unofficial use
• Lack of evidence that medica...
• P: Staff involved in prescribing &
administering drugs to children
• I: Prescribe4 App
• C: Traditional prescribing
• O:...
Final Year Medical & Nursing Students
Pairs of 1 Medical & 1 Nursing Student
Control group Prescribe4 group
Randomisation
...
Study Method
• ALERT Presentation 22/4/2014
• Grant Proposal n/a
• IRB Submission pending
• Recruitment / Data Collection August 2014
•...
1. How to improve efficiency in view of large
numbers required (48 pairs in each group)?
2. What is the most important asp...
Paul Sampson
psampson@gmail.com
David Grant
david.grant@nhs.net
www.bmsc.co.uk
International Network for Simulation-based ...
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ALERT Presentation - Sampson - IPSSW 2014

  1. 1. ALERT Presentation: Evaluation of a drug prescribing app in a simulated scenario Dr Paul Sampson & Dr David Grant Bristol Medical Simulation Centre, UK INSPIRE @ IPSSW 2014: Vienna, Austria International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education
  2. 2. • Drug errors particularly common in Paediatrics • Medical apps have largely unofficial use • Lack of evidence that medical care is improved • Prescribe4 app allows printing of prescription label with correct dose and reconstitution instructions International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education Background
  3. 3. • P: Staff involved in prescribing & administering drugs to children • I: Prescribe4 App • C: Traditional prescribing • O: Prescription & Reconstitution errors, Time to administration International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education Study Method
  4. 4. Final Year Medical & Nursing Students Pairs of 1 Medical & 1 Nursing Student Control group Prescribe4 group Randomisation Traditional prescription training Drug reconstitution training Drug reconstitution training Prescribe4 Training Familiarisation scenario – Traditional Familiarisation scenario – Prescribe4 SVT Teaching SVT Teaching SVT Scenario Traditional training SVT Scenario medics nurses medics nurses Pairs recombine Pairs recombine Study Method Prescribe 4training
  5. 5. Study Method
  6. 6. • ALERT Presentation 22/4/2014 • Grant Proposal n/a • IRB Submission pending • Recruitment / Data Collection August 2014 • Data Analysis depends on sample size • Abstract Presentation protocol presented at IPSSW 2014 • Manuscript Preparation 2015 International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education Timeline
  7. 7. 1. How to improve efficiency in view of large numbers required (48 pairs in each group)? 2. What is the most important aspect in maintaining uniformity of scenarios throughout study? 3. Are there any other outcome measures (usability)? International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education 3 Questions to improve study
  8. 8. Paul Sampson psampson@gmail.com David Grant david.grant@nhs.net www.bmsc.co.uk International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education Contact Information

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