Academic Detailing: Bridging the Gap

Description

Though there is a multitude of guidelines that are published with regards to patient care, there is often a mismatch from literature to the clinician’s office. Academic Detailing (AD) is designed to bridge this gap. AD is a multifaceted service for clinicians, by clinicians, that provides individualized, evidence-based, educational outreach visits. It has been effective in changing prescribing and impacting the utilization of evidence based treatment modalities in a variety of practice settings. The AD approach customizes content and barrier-resolution strategies to meet individual clinician needs in the context of local operations. The academic detailer offers one-to-one visits with physicians, and health care team members to enhance prescribing through targeted education on medication safety initiatives.  Along with provider and patient education the AD program develops audit and feedback tools to assist with population management.  This program provides information on how to utilize these techniques and showcases the Veterans Affairs AD’s impact on aligning providers’ prescribing behavior with clinical practice guidelines.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the evidence that supports academic detailing’s effectiveness at influencing behavior change.
  2. State the effectiveness of provider and patient education handouts and the role of audit feedback tools.
  3. Recall academic detailing techniques that promote evidence-based care.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the evidence that supports academic detailing’s effectiveness at influencing behavior change.
  2. State the effectiveness of provider and patient education handouts and the role of audit feedback tools.
  3. Recall academic detailing techniques that promote evidence-based care.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Sarah
Sarah Popish,
National Clinical Program Manager
VA PBM
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: General Session
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Wednesday, September 13
Time: 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: 
Rosen Shingle Creek - Panzacola North
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-17-167-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-17-167-L04-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based