Recorded Preceptor Updates 2022: Developing Clinical Reasoning and Dealing with Preceptor Burnout
Clinical reasoning in pharmacy practice is a commonly used and vitally important skill. Although we expect these skills to develop and strengthen particularly in the experiential education setting, they are often difficult to objectively define, teach, and evaluate among pharmacy learners. It has been described by preceptors as a skill that: “We know it when we see it, we believe that we use it, but we struggle to teach it.” This presentation will provide an overview of the skills and characteristics that play into effective clinical reasoning and discuss practical strategies for preceptors to utilize to help guide, strengthen, and evaluate clinical reasoning skills within their learners.
While student resilience and well-being is a hot topic in the pharmacy education world, pharmacy preceptors are also at a high risk of experiencing burnout. Preceptors at risk for burnout experience less job satisfaction and can develop disinterest in their patient care and precepting responsibilities, which can lead to patient safety issues and diminished learning environments for students. This portion of the presentation will review data highlighting the risks of preceptor burnout, risk factors and assessment tools to identify those at risk for burnout, and describing strategies for managing/preventing preceptor burnout including practical resources.
This program has been approved by the Alabama Board of Pharmacy for continuing education credit to meet Preceptor licensure requirements.
This knowledge-based course is intended for Pharmacists.
1) Define clinical reasoning in the context of pharmacy education
2) Describe the challenges of enhancing clinical reasoning through precepting
3) Identify the learner skills and characteristics involved in effective clinical reasoning
4) Describe preceptor strategies for enhancing clinical reasoning among pharmacy learners
5) Summarize the impact of preceptor burnout
6) List major contributors/risk factors for preceptor burnout
7) Describe strategies for managing and preventing preceptor burnout
8) Identify practical resources for addressing preceptor burnout
A copy of the presentation slides are located within the course content. Once you have registered for the course, please navigate to the 'Take Course' tab and click the navy blue 'Take Course' button. Navigate to the 'Course Materials' section of the course using the left-hand menu and download a PDF version of the program presentation. Course Materials will be added to the course the week of the live event.
Robert “Bobby” Helmer, PharmD, BCPS is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy- Mobile campus, where he also serves as the Assistant Director of Experiential Programs. Dr. Helmer graduated with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy- MUSC Campus in Charleston, SC. Following graduation, he completed a 24-month (PGY1/PGY2) residency in Pharmacotherapy at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Knoxville, Tennessee. He currently maintains an active practice with the inpatient internal medicine services at the University of South Alabama University Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. His professional and scholarly interests include liver disorders, neurological disorders, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-22-069-H99-P and is intended for pharmacists. The initial release date for this program is October 5, 2022, and the intended expiration date is October 5, 2025.
- 3.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
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