MyDispense is an online pharmacy simulation that allows students to develop and practise their dispensing skills. It provides a safe environment in which they may make mistakes without experiencing the serious consequences of practicing in the real world.
Through highly interactive dispensing exercises, MyDispense allows students to develop skills and confidence in safe, best-practice dispensing of pharmaceutical products.
The web application supports a total dispensing experience, from initial communication with the patient and prescriber to professional advice when handing medicines to patients.
The application features a dispensing system with many features of commercial dispensing programs to give students an authentic experience in modern dispensing practice. At the end of each exercise, students receive rich, contextual feedback on their dispensing performance.
The MyDispense environment utilises virtual representations of patients, barcodes, labels and products. There is no requirement for a physical space with label printers and shelves full of empty product boxes. This means that students have no restrictions on their access to dispensing exercises.
Students are able to explore patient-based scenarios that they’re likely to encounter in real life. Tutors can build new exercises by combining elements from a database of over 300 patients and 1500 pharmacy products to create limitless scenario variations. Students must make professional decisions to successfully complete the carefully graduated exercises.