Every student must schedule and resident must be oriented with the GME office, have a badge and computer access prior to the start of their rotation. PA students and fellows must have an orientation scheduled with one our site lead PAs prior to the start of their first shift. This should be scheduled and done prior to the first scheduled shift.
Goals of the Rotation
Seek out all procedures.
Become familiar with common medication dosage.
Learn how to present cases to physicians
Seek out chief complaints you are less familiar or comfortable with.
Learn evidence based orders.
Recognize your limitations
All charts with medical complaints must have a solid differential diagnosis.
Learn ED time management including budgeting time to document while maintaining patient flow.
All charts will be completed prior to leaving the shift
Procedures to be familiar with:
Airway management/ Intubation
Orho reductions & splinting
Eye Exams: visual acuity, EOMI, peripheral vision, pupils, Fundoscopic exam, tonometry (for intraocular pressure), fluorescein staining & Wood’s lamp
Ultrasound: eFAST, Ocular, Abdomen (i.e. Gallbladder), Testicular, etc.
Toe Nail Removal
*Roberts & Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine is the go-to resource for all ED procedures*
*Opportunities to perform procedures in the emergency department are abundant and we love to get students involved. Know the indications, contraindications, and technique for these procedures:
Be familiar with interpreting
Before your first shift you must review all the materials listed in this checklist; failure to do so may result in cancellation of your rotations (students) and additional shifts (residents).
Offservice Residents schedule orienation with Dr. Mark Thomas
PA Fellows Orient with site lead PAs