PittPharmacy faculty team of Pamela L. Smithburger, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCP, FCCM, Amy L. Seybert, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, CHSE, and Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM, FCCP, along with instructional development specialist Larry Kobulinsky and graduate student Maddie Kreider collaborated with Duquesne University faculty member Mike Perry to create and deploy a Pitt/Duquesne COVID-19 Case Simulation Collaboration.

Students from both schools worked together via Zoom meetings to develop a pharmaceutical care plan for a simulated, critically ill patient with COVID-19.  They then participated in two simulation sessions that were hosted over Zoom and facilitated by Pitt Pharmacy and Duquesne Pharmacy faculty members.  During these sessions, the students applied their pharmaceutical care plan and worked as a care team to manage the rapidly changing patient through the simulation session.

The first cohort of students from both Universities took place in June and the second cohort took place in July.  To date there have been 67 students participate (42 Pitt and 25 Duquesne) and there are plans to continue the collaboration in future acute care rotations. 

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