The Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox: Design and Feasibility of a Skill-based Education Model to Improve Medication Management.
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We present the design and feasibility testing for the "Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox" (D-3 Pillbox), a skill-based educational approach that engages patients and providers, measures performance, and generates reports of medication management skills.A single-cohort convenience sample of patients hospitalized with heart failure was taught pill management skills using a tablet-based D-3 Pillbox. Medication reconciliation was conducted, and aptitude, performance (% completed), accuracy (% correct), and feasibility were measured.The mean age of the sample (n = 25) was 59 (36-89) years, 50% were women, 62% were black, 46% were uninsured, 46% had seventh-grade education or lower, and 31% scored very low for health literacy. However, most reported that the D-3 Pillbox was easy to read (78%), easy to repeat-demonstrate (78%), and comfortable to use (tablet weight) (75%). Accurate medication recognition was achieved by discharge in 98%, but only 25% reported having a "good understanding of my responsibilities."The D-3 Pillbox is a feasible approach for teaching medication management skills and can be used across clinical settings to reinforce skills and medication list accuracy.
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1097/JCN.0000000000000402
Publication InfoGranger, Bradi B; Locke, Susan C; Bowers, Margaret; Sawyer, Tenita; Shang, Howard; Abernethy, Amy P; ... Gilliss, Catherine L (2017). The Digital Drag and Drop Pillbox: Design and Feasibility of a Skill-based Education Model to Improve Medication Management. The Journal of cardiovascular nursing, 32(5). pp. E14-E20. 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000402. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/17769.
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Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine
Amy P. Abernethy, MD PhDDirector, Center for Learning Health Care Director, Duke Cancer Care Research Program Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine Associate Professor of Nursing, Duke University School of NursingDr. Abernethy, a hematologist/oncologist and palliative care physician, is Professor of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine, Director of the Duke Center for Learn
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Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
As a hospitalist at Duke University who takes care of both children and adults, as well as the Director of Mobile Technology Strategy, I get to take care of patients both one at a time as well as a million at a time. Technology has never held so much promise for the improvement of medical care as it does right now.
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
Midge Bowers is an Associate Professor and Lead Faculty for the cardiovascular specialty at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC. She holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Medicine as a nurse practitioner and is a faculty consultant at the School of Medicine. Dr. Bowers earned her BSN from Binghamton University, her MSN as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in critical care at Duke University School of Nursing and completed a Post-Master’s Certificate as a Family Nurse
Helene Fuld Health Trust Distinguished Professor of Nursing
Catherine Lynch Gilliss, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Nursing at the Duke University School of Nursing and holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine. Appointed as Dean of the Duke University School of Nursing in 2004, Dr. Gilliss was the first alumna in the history of the School to hold that position. She served for ten years as Dean of the School of Nursing and Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs at Duke University, stepping
Professor in the School of Nursing
Dr. Granger is Associate Professor and Associate Director of Duke Translational Nursing Institute. She is also Director of the Duke Heart Center Nursing Research Program and adjunct faculty at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Granger received her doctorate in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MSN from Duke University, and her BSN from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Dr. Granger has extensive clinical experience in cardiovascular nursi
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