SELECT SOPDB - Outpatient Pedicatric Clinic Experience
DIRECTOR FOURTH YEAR DEPARTMENT COURSES: Marlene Broussard, M.D.
SELECTIVE CATEGORY: Outpatient Clinic
SELECTIVE DIRECTOR: Marlene Broussard, M.D.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT:, Linda Effinger, 318.675.6094 Rm. 5-235, Medical School
LOCATION: WK Tots to Teens Pediatric Center
NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER 2 WEEK BLOCK: 1
SELECTIVE AVAILABLE DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: SOPDB
1. Focusing histories, physicals, and oral and written communication appropriately.
2. Sharing information effectively with a patient and family.
3. Prioritizing and organizing work effectively.
4. Continuing to think about and re-assess the patient during the course of their disease.
5. Functioning as a “team player” with residents, attendings, nurses, ancillary staff and all others involved in the care of the patient.
· Independently collect focused and comprehensive, developmentally appropriate patient histories and physical examinations
· Develop a prioritized and inclusive problem list
· Summarize interval patient information and rationale for ongoing clinical management
· Suggest appropriate diagnostic tests for the patient’s chief complaint and other medical problems
· Identify criteria for admission to the hospital
· Describe the signs and symptoms that suggest deterioration or improvement of a patient’s clinical condition
· List drugs of choice and rationale for their use in common pediatric illnesses
· Identify contraindications to therapeutic drug use in children of different ages and/or diagnoses
· Calculate fluid and electrolyte requirements for children based on weight, caloric expenditure, diagnosis, and fluid status
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
· Communicate effectively with patients and families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds
· Provide education and patient instructions to patients and families, using written or visual methods, taking into account their health literacy level
· Write organized, appropriately focused, and accurate patient notes
· Demonstrate personal accountability, integrity, compassion, respect, altruism, and empathy when interacting with all members of the health care team, patients and their families, in order to provide the best patient care
· Demonstrate punctuality and ability to complete patient care tasks efficiently
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
· Demonstrate self-directed learning in daily practice
o Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s knowledge and clinical skills through self evaluation
o Develop a plan for improvement, perform appropriate learning activities, solicit and incorporate feedback
· Demonstrate evidence-based clinical practice
o Access appropriate resources to answer clinical questions
o Critically appraise relevant literature and incorporate it into patient care
· Demonstrate the appropriate utilization of consultants, including social workers, nutritionist, physical therapists, etc.
The preceptor model will be utilized. Students will be evaluated during or after each patient contact by faculty/senior residents who will observe or review communication skills, historical information, physical examination results, and diagnostic and treatment plans. Immediate feedback will be given with instruction to enhance the clinical experience. The student will receive a PASS/FAIL grade at the completion of the rotation. Students may be allowed 2 days of excused absence with medical or interview excuses. Other absence must be made up and arrangements, if possible, are at the discretion of the Director.
Resources for Learning:
•Nelson, Essentials of Pediatrics
•Nelson, Textbook of Pediatrics
•Gellis and Kagen’s Current Pediatric Therapy