CONTEXT: Patient care, focused on patient outcomes and safety, includes a clinical pharmacy approach to pharmacotherapy. Problem solving, decision-making and evidence-based practice require competent pharmacists, educated in a SMART way.
STRUCTURE: SMART Clinical Pearls are designed as one or two-day educational courses to promote a new approach to patient care. Interactive courses called Clinical Pearls could be part of a SMART Pharmacist Program, or stand-alone educational activities. Lectures and workshops are provided by practitioners, enhancing pharmacists’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and values. Clinical guidelines and case studies are used to achieve the confidence and competence to embrace new roles and services in pharmacy practice, both in hospital and community settings.