Pharmacy students show literature review, speaking skills
Mar 27, 2008
A total of 96 fourth-year pharmacy students presented seminars held this spring and last fall on Main Campus.
Pharmacy student Troy Kish made a presentation on “Antibiotic Cycling to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in the ICU” at a seminar on current pharmacy practice topics.
The one-hour continuing education presentations on pharmacy practice topics served as a capstone for a seminar titled “Pharmacotherapy Advances and Controversies,” coordinated by Dr. Eric Sahloff, assistant professor of pharmacy practice.
During the seminars, students demonstrated their ability to evaluate the literature about drugs and their speaking skills.
“The experience allows students to document their competencies in literature searching, literature evaluation, application of evidence-based medicine and verbal presentations,” Sahloff said. “Some students have so presented data from research projects they assisted or developed themselves.”
The students’ 40- to 50-minute presentations covered such topics as antibiotic cycling to prevent antimicrobial resistance in the intensive care unit and use of a drug, dexrazoxane, to treat anthracycline extravasation, a feared complication of chemotherapy that if left untreated can progress to necrosis.
The presentations were followed by questions and answers from an audience of students, faculty and practitioners.
“The students make a contribution to the pharmacy community of northwest Ohio through their investigations and subsequent presentations and provide a value-added service of free continuing education opportunities for licensed pharmacists in the area,” Sahloff noted. “The programs also provide a networking opportunity among students, local practitioners and future employers.”