PHARMACY PRACTICE SKILLS LABS
Hands-On Training for More Confident Care
Developing hands-on clinical skills is a critical part of the curriculum for students on the professional path at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. UHSP’s Pharmacy Practice Skills Labs provide state-of-the-art facilities and instruction where students can learn and practice their skills.
Presented in conjunction with the College’s patient care course series, our five integrated skills labs courses present hands-on training in the skills students need to become a pharmacist.
Innovative Learning Spaces
Designed to simulate settings and situations you’ll encounter in the real-life practice of pharmacy, our innovative skills labs and exam rooms provide the perfect environment for hands-on learning.
Get experience managing community pharmacy workflow with our MyDispense platform. This virtual dispensing environment will introduce you to the basics of safe medication delivery from receiving a prescription to the dispensing of the medication and consultation with patients. During Skills Lab 1 you will also learn to use PioneerRX, the independent pharmacy management platform.
In our commitment to outstanding pharmacy education, UHSP offers several hands-on labs where students learn to master many of the common skills they will eventually teach to their patients, including the use of inhaler devices, taking blood pressure, using a glucometer and administering insulin injections.
We are also proud to provide training in the use and administration of naloxone, a lifesaving medication that can rapidly reverse opioid overdoses. Students are trained on the three FDA-approved naloxone delivery systems: injectable, auto-injectable and prepackaged nasal spray. They are then tested on their ability to train patients on the use of each delivery device.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UHSP has developed a communication and assessment tool for pharmacist-patient interactions to improve patient outcomes by improving patient-pharmacist communication. Known as PaCT, the tool is used by pharmacy practice faculty to improve students’ abilities beyond delivering information and medication. Taking a patient-centered approach to care, PaCT teaches the importance of responding to a patient’s emotions and understanding their personal perspectives to promote more successful pharmacist-patient encounters.