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Education Management Solutions (EMS) and the University of Otago revolutionize pharmacy education with virtual play
Bridge the gap between classroom learning and patient care with the all-new web-based SimPHARM ™ clinical pharmacology game platform.
Newswise – Exton, PA – July 15, 2019 – Education Management Solutions, LLC (EMS), a leading innovator in simulation management technologies, today announced a revolutionary new virtual gaming platform for the teaching of pharmacy and clinical therapy.
Developed in partnership with Professor Stephen Duffull of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Otago, New Zealand, SimPHARM ™ gives schools of pharmacy, medicine and nursing the framework they need to support students. to more effectively bridge the gap between classroom learning and near-real patient care.
SimPHARM is a clinical therapy simulation tool that creates a realistic clinical experience in which one minute of virtual time equals one minute of real time. Ideal for reverse classroom learning environments, the platform’s cognitive game engine allows students to develop clinical decision-making skills at their own pace under faculty supervision.
“We are delighted to partner with Professor Duffull and the University of Otago,” said Anurag Singh, President and CEO of EMS. “The SimPHARM solution is a welcome addition to EMS’s comprehensive suite of simulation management technologies and virtual training solutions for clinical education.
“With this partnership, EMS and the University of Otago are setting a new standard for pharmacy education that effectively prepares students for real-world clinical practice. SimPHARM helps students develop critical taking skills. decision-making process and understand the consequences of those decisions for themselves -reflection, debriefing and feedback from peers.
“SimPHARM was born out of a desire to improve the educational experience while putting students in the driver’s seat. Every case a student performs improves their skill development, even when working independently from an instructor, ”said Professor Duffull. “Early results from students at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Otago showed excellent engagement – and SimPHARM is more exciting for students than typical pre-reading requirements.
“EMS will be offering demonstrations of SimPHARM at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Pharmacy Education Conference in Chicago, Ill. July 14-15 at booth # 202.
Learn more at www.SimPHARM.com.
About education management solutions
EMS is an industry pioneer in simulation-based solutions for healthcare training environments, ranging from clinical simulation management software and hardware to counselor training, case creation and virtual patient training. Working alongside subject matter experts, EMS is the driving force behind many consumer-centric innovations that continue to drive the clinical simulation market forward with cutting-edge technologies.
As a leader in simulation management technology since its founding in 1994, EMS offers complete turnkey solutions that include integrated software and hardware, design and planning, engineering, configuration, installation , training, file backup, cloud-based e-learning and support. Visit www.SIMULATIONiQ.com for more information.
About Professor Stephen Duffull
Stephen Duffull has been registered as a Pharmacist since 1986 and has practiced in hospital and community pharmacy, and worked and trained in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Christchurch Hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand for 10 years. During this time, he completed his masters and doctorate degrees. His PhD focused on the design and analysis of clinical pharmacokinetic studies. In 2006, he was offered a position as Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Otago, where he served as Dean of Pharmacy from 2010 to 2016, and currently holds the title of Associate Dean, Research and Postgraduate. Professor Duffull has contributed to more than 200 publications in the field of modeling and pharmacometrics, which has helped create a knowledge base that has fueled the development of the SimPHARM clinical pharmacology simulation software.
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