Objectives. To describe and evaluate pharmacy students' knowledge of and comfort in communicating, managing, and preventing medication errors. Methods. Using a cross-sectional design, a survey instrument was administered to fifth-year pharmacy students. The survey instrument included both open-and close-ended questions to describe and examine factors associated with knowledge and comfort in communication of medication errors.Results. Survey instruments were completed by 93 students (90% response rate). Nearly 80% reported not having received training in communicating medication errors. The perception of having more adequate training was related to greater knowledge in the communication of medication errors (p


Originally published in American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, v.74 no.4 (2010), article no.60. DOI:10.5688/aj740460


survey design, pharmacy education, medication errors, communication

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Communication in medicine, Medication errors, Pharmacy students


Medical Education | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

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American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

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