Experience of Pharmacy Involvement in a Disaster Simulation Exercise Within a Pediatric Hospital Emergency Department A Pilot Project
Marks, K., Chung, S., Li, J., et al. (2022). Experience of Pharmacy Involvement in a Disaster Simulation Exercise Within a Pediatric Hospital Emergency Department: A Pilot Project. (Abstract only.) American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 79(9):e124-e134.
The authors of this article conducted an observational study to examine pharmacist participation in multidisciplinary pediatric emergency department disaster simulation exercises. They used an evaluation tool to assess performance in the following areas: communication, pharmacotherapy, problem solving/decision making, and teamwork/organization. Results indicated that pharmacists were concise/prompt 66% of the time within the problem solving/decision making and communications domains, 88.8% of the time in the teamwork/organization domain, and 92.5% of the time in the pharmacotherapy domain.