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A study to assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention to improve the safety culture among pharmacists involved in the dispensing process -

SLCTR Registration Number

SLCTR/2018/003


Date of Registration

24 Jan 2018

The date of last modification

Jan 26, 2018



Application Summary


Scientific Title of Trial

A study to assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention to improve the safety culture among pharmacists involved in the dispensing process


Public Title of Trial

Measuring safety culture among pharmacists involved in dispensing


Disease of Health Condition(s) Studied

Medication safety


Scientific Acronym

None


Public Acronym

None


Brief title

None


Universal Trail Number

U1111-1206-9795


Any other number(s) assigned to the trial and issuing authority

64/17 (ERC: FMS, USJP)


Trial Details


What is the research question being addressed?

Can an educational workshop on medication safety improve the safety culture among pharmacists involved in dispensing medicines in the hospital?


Type of study

Interventional


Study design

Allocation

Single arm study


Masking

Masking not used


Control

Uncontrolled


Assignment

Single


Purpose

Health services research


Intervention(s) planned

An educational intervention will be conducted among the study participants. The study will be conducted at the department of pharmacy of the study hospital. All pharmacists who fulfil the inclusion criteria will be included in the study. A single session (half a day), group basis, educational workshop will be conducted on ‘safety culture’ and patient safety for pharmacists. The workshop will be resourced by senior pharmacologists, pharmacists and medical administrators involved in patient safety. The workshop will consist of lectures and group work related to medication safety. After educational presentations by resource persons, participating pharmacists will be actively involved in planning and preparing an educational poster on safety culture during the work shop. The prepared poster will be for display in their respective pharmacies in the study hospital for repeated emphasis.


Inclusion criteria

  1. Pharmacists involved in the dispensing process in their daily routine of work.
  2. Pharmacists with at least one year of experience at 1st January 2018
  3. Pharmacists who are qualified with either “Proficiency in Pharmacy”, Diploma in Pharmacy (University of Colombo) or Degree in Pharmacy.

Exclusion criteria

Pharmacists not registered in the Sri Lanka Medical Council



Primary outcome(s)

Safety culture measured by an interviewer administered questionnaire introduced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA and content validated to suit the Sri Lankan context.


Primary outcome(s) - Time of assessment(s)

Before the intervention and one month after the completion of the intervention.


Secondary outcome

None


Secondary outcome(s) - Time of assessment(s)

None



Target number/sample size

All dispensing pharmacists in the study hospital ( N = 20)


Countries of recruitment

Sri Lanka


Anticipated start date

2018-01-24


Anticipated end date

2018-09-30


Recruitment status

Recruiting


State of ethics review approval

Approved by the Ethics Review Committee of University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 26th October 2017 ( Ref : 64/17)


Funding source

University grants Ref No: ASP/01/RE/MED/2017/37, awarded by University of Sri Jayewardenepura



Contact & Sponsor Information


Contact person for Scientific Queries/Principal Investigator

J. A. Lakshika Anjalee
Pharmacist
Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila.
0112763261ext 284
0715427135

lakshika.anjalee919@gmail.com

Contact Person for Public Queries

Dr. N.R. Samaranayake
Senior Lecturer
Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
0112751618
0714467919

nithushi@sjp.ac.lk


Primary study sponsor/organization

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 2758000,

Email: info@sjp.ac.lk
www.sjp.ac.lk

Secondary study sponsor (If any)

None