Patient and Prescriber Fact Finding

Patient and Prescriber Fact Finding

Patient and Prescriber fact finding is a feature in MyDispense that allows students to gather information from the patient or prescriber in order to make informed decisions.

It is not intended to teach students communication skills. For that reason, we did not design a conversation style interaction, instead there is a fixed list of topics that can be discussed with the patient or prescriber. Every patient or prescriber interaction has the same list of topics, only the answers change.

The Patient Fact Finding list of topics:

  1. Age
  2. Alcohol consumption
  3. Allergies
  4. Breastfeeding
  5. Previous use of medication(s)
  6. Hospital admission
  7. Illicit drug use
  8. Other medications
  9. Pension/Entitlement/Medicare Number
  10. Pregnant
  11. Smoking status
  12. Symptoms
    • Other symptoms
    • Aggravating/relieving factors
  13. Weight
  14. Purpose of medication(s)
  15. Other symptoms

The Prescriber Fact Finding list of topics:

  1. Medication purpose
  2. Dosing query
  3. Interaction
  4. Patient allergies
  5. Controlled Drug
  6. Paperwork issue
  7. Doctor’s plan of action
  8. Potential fraudulent script

You may also define your own custom topics and answers as custom questions.

Patient and Prescriber fact finding have two options for feedback, basic and advanced.

Basic fact finding feedback requires that feedback for the predefined and custom questions be entered in a single text field underneath all of the questions.

Advanced feedback uses a separate field for each question, which is accessible when editing the question. Note that when using advanced feedback, Can Ask questions do not require feedback.

The feedback options allow exercise designers to manage the feedback for questions how they see fit. If basic feedback is selected, individual feedback cannot be set per question.

Completing predefined patient fact finding topics is optional, nor do all topics need to be defined. If a topic is not defined, it will still appear in the list of questions that the student can ask, but a random response (for example: “Huh?”, “I don’t know”) will be given instead. Only questions that an educator want students to ask need to be defined.

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