Category: Fellows Posters
Bibliographic sessions are one of the key aspects of the continuing education activities of hospital pharmacy services. However, a few numbers of people take part in these sessions and do not allow the content to be disseminated to the rest of the services. Taking advantage of new technologies, we decided to use the social network as a training tool.
The objective is to describe the development and implementation of a twitter account as a means of managing and disseminating scientific content.
This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on January 2019. Tweets published in 2018 is considered. Data were obtained from Twitter Analytics application.
Circuit and stages:
Selection of a coordinating pharmacist (community manager).
Tweeter account creation: @farma_gregorio.
Scientific content distribution to be created in each area of knowledge: quality, cardiology, digestive, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics, infectious, pulmonology, neurology, nutrition, onco-hematology, complex chronic patients, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, rheumatology, emergencies, care intensive, pharmacotechnics, traumatology, and research.
Selecting the scientific journals that are going to be used to create that content: at least 4 or 5 different sources are defined by the pharmacist of each area of knowledge for the monthly pharmacotherapeutic updates.
Content planning: five areas of knowledge are going to be select every week of each month to disseminate content. Coordinating pharmacist sends the program the first day of each week by email. The pharmacist who prepares the content has to send a key message (tweet) and the respective web link to the coordinating pharmacist.
Use of a free program to send scientific content (Hootsuite) in order every scientific article scheduled to be uploaded from Monday to Friday between 17 to 21 hs.
A system of bibliographic sessions has established monthly to do a short and productive communication of the scientific created content. All pharmacists have to assist to those scientific sessions.
We have sent 333 tweets because of the revision of more than 100 scientific journals within 13 different areas of knowledge during 2018.
Oncohematology, infectious, pharmacogenetics and emergency areas represented the 50% of the tweets.
100% of the pharmacists sent at least one tweet. The average tweets sent by the pharmacists were 12,3 (SD=11,9). In addition, more than 2000 people viewed those tweets.
We use Twitter as a tool to manage and spread published news in high-impact journals since late 2017. In this way we achieve continuous participation, updating and learning of the staff.