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Medical Emergency Response and MUE-QI

Medical emergency response

As part of the medical emergency response learning experience, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification are required for PGY-1 pharmacy residents. Education and training for BLS and ACLS are provided free of charge. Additional simulation training on code cart basics and code-specific competencies are completed in the Mayo Clinic Department of Pharmacy Education and Training Center. PGY-1 pharmacy residents are assigned code pagers throughout the year.

Required learning experiences may be augmented through training at the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Centers. Simulation-based education provides a controlled or simulated environment created to imitate real-life patient care settings where you can practice and master skills without putting patients at risk.

Medication use evaluation and quality improvement (MUE-QI) training

All residents are required to complete a medication use evaluation (MUE) and accompanying quality improvement (QI) project during the residency year. The goal of the MUE-QI project is to develop a systematic process designed to determine, improve, and maintain the appropriate and effective use of medications. You are afforded a mentor and are required to complete QI education and training through the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy.