ELECT EPEDN - Pediatric Infectious Diseases
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S): John Vanchiere, M.D., Ph.D. PHONE: 318.675.6081
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks or 2 weeks
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSU Health Sciences Center
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 2 MINIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 1
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: All
COURSE CODE: EPEDN (4 week code) EPEDN2 (2 week code) CONTACT: Brenda Kolniak, 5-303A, 675.6081
- Focusing histories, physicals, and oral and written communication appropriately.
- Sharing information effectively with a patient and family.
- Prioritizing and organizing work effectively.
- Continuing to think about and re-assess the patient during the course of their disease.
- 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 and discharge from 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
- Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s knowledge and clinical skills through self evaluation
- Develop a plan for improvement, perform appropriate learning activities, solicit and incorporate feedback
- Demonstrate evidence-based clinical practice
- Access appropriate resources to answer clinical questions
- Critically appraise relevant literature and incorporate it into patient care
- Demonstrate the appropriate utilization of consultants, including social workers, nutritionist, physical therapists, etc.
SPECIFIC DUTIES OF SENIOR STUDENTS
Rounds are made daily with the faculty attending. All Infectious disease consults and selected infectious disease problems (informal teaching cases) are seen. Students follow each case, see consults initially and write consultation notes and progress notes under the direction and guidance of the faculty attending.
A Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic is held weekly on Wednesday mornings. The last Wednesday of each month a Pediatric Viral Disease Clinic is held. The student also attends X-ray Conference, Pediatric Grand Rounds and other appropriate Departmental conferences. A Medicine/Pediatrics Infectious Disease Conference is held monthly. An infectious Disease Journal Club is weekly. Students are encouraged to participate in a small project during the elective period (i.e., chart review, literature review).
Based on assigned patients and topics, utilizing current textbooks, journals and online resources.
HOURS PER WEEK
CONF 4 HRS WARD 18-22 HRS LAB HRS LIBRARY 5 HRS
OR HRS CLINIC 4-8 HRS LECTURE HRS READING _5__HRS
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: 36-44