MyDispense - video transcripts

MyDispense: Working through an exercise

Hello and welcome to this tutorial which summarises MyDispense student features. Here you see the Dashboard with rows of units. I'll open a tutorial and look at an Exercise.

The Exercise opens with an information page which can be used to add exercise depth. Let's move to the Dispensary. In the middle are Interactive features, which show a blue halo when you hover your mouse over them. You have the prescription (off/on), the dispense screen, you can find out facts about the patient, and you ask the prescriber for patient background. You can write Notes to the Tutor and Counselling Notes.

Across the bottom you see: the Inventory field, which is like a shopping cart and lists the products selected and the labels generated, so at the moment we have none; icons that correspond to the interactive areas, for example, the prescription; and other icons, like the Additional Documents icon, which allows pdfs to be attached to exercises to add extra information, perhaps blood results, hospital discharge notes.

The dispense screen functions like commercial dispensing software. We'll work through a prescription. Note the dispensing label builds dynamically as data is added. You can see the patient's dispensing history. The dispensing software has no embedded prompts telling us about interactions, Latin abbreviations et cetera. So at every point the student has to think about what to do. You can see my inventory has increased as I have generated my label. Now we'll select our products from the Pharmacy Backroom.

You have interactive areas: the Controlled Drug safe, the shelves, the fridge and a Controlled Drugs Register. These all correspond to icons in the bottom toolbar. We'll select our products. You can preview it. And add it to your inventory. See the product number now changes to 1.

In the Benchtop, you scan your products. Notice the arrow changes to a scanner. You assign dispensing labels to each product. And notice now the arrow changes to a label. You attach the dispensing label to the correct product. You can move the label, turn it, or flag it for small containers like eye drops. And you can add ancillary labels.

Now you can document any counselling points for the patient or notes for the tutor. And then hand the product to the patient. (Show handover.)

You can see the icon has changed to a Feedback icon, so you can gain immediate feedback. The LH side shows what you did, and the RH side shows the ideal input. Looking down the screen, you see green and red coloured fields which represent computer-assessed correct and incorrect selections. The fields without background colour, such as directions, show 'ideal' feedback that has been generated by the tutor but for which there the correct answer is more variable. If you wanted to, you could reset the exercise and do it again. But we'll just exit. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial.

MyDispense: Creating an Exercise

Welcome to this overview of the MyDispense tutor and administrator view. Like the Student View, you see a listing of units. Let's look at an exercise to see how it has been created. You can Preview or Delete the exercise, but we'll look at the Edit mode. Here you see three panels:

  1. The LH panel is the Exercise Development pane, which prompts you on areas to fill to complete an exercise
  2. The Middle panel is the Exercise Creation field, an interactive space where you build your exercise and document feedback. The top section has the introductory exercise information, and below lists dropdown sections to complete, such as prescription and fact finding.
  3. The RH panel shows a dynamic view of the script as it builds.

Let's look at the Exercise Creation field for an exercise. Here you add all the information needed for your exercise. Many of the fields are optional, allowing you to make a basic or a complex exercise. You can:

  1. set the exercise name
  2. give an exercise overview, describing the exercise components for other tutors who may want to re-use the exercise
  3. add background information shown in the introduction to the exercise
  4. add feedback to student notes
  5. attach additional documents such as blood tests to the exercise
  6. add keywords so you can search on exercise details
  7. define exercise criteria (make it label-only, allow no reset, or hide the prescription – which can be used for emergency-supply exercises where no prescription is available)

In the Prescription field you build the script components. You can

  1. set the prescription type, which changes the prescription template
  2. select the prescription date
  3. select the prescriber – from the prescriber database
  4. select the patient and also a suitable patient image
  5. review the exercise history – which shows the units the exercise has been previously used in
  6. create or assign a dispensing history
  7. and importantly, add medications:
  8. directions for the prescription, label and feedback
  9. and assign ancillaries and feedback on them

Next are the Patient and Prescriber fact finding areas. Adding information to these defined fields adds complexity to exercises. Topics such as age, breast feeding, previous medication use, doctor's treatment plan are included. The Counselling field is used to provide an example of counselling points that are required for the prescription.

You can create assessments in MyDispense, and the software automatically marks any fields that can be computer matched. Free-text fields require manual input.

I hope you've enjoyed this overview of the MyDispense tutor view. Goodbye.