Rotation Objectives

01 Evaluate and manage ED patients using a prioritized differential diagnosis
  • Form a DDx focused on threats to life and limb
  • Perform a problem-focused history and physical
  • Create a diagnostic plan to refine DDx
  • Create treatment and disposition plan
02 Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills in the context of the ED
  • Present patients concisely and organized by differential diagnosis
  • Document an organized patient evaluation demonstrating consideration of diagnoses in differential
  • Formulate a clear clinical question when speaking with consultants
  • Present clear summary of ED course to admitting services
03 Demonstrate the professional behavior expected of an emergency physician (and Rush’s I Care values)
  • INNOVATION: in your educational projects and in presenting the clerkship directors with ways to improve the rotation
  • COLLABORATION: work cooperatively with ED staff to deliver quality care to patients
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: accountability to your patients by keeping them informed and completing all required patient care activities; accountability to your education by completing all required activities
  • RESPECT: by demonstrating conscientious behavior and maintaining an appropriate appearance
  • EXCELLENCE: by putting your best effort forward each and every time
04 Perform a simple running suture, horizontal mattress and running suture
05 Evaluate an EKG
06 AIRWAY: List the indications for intubation in the Emergency Department
07 BREATHING: Demonstrate effective bag-valve-mask ventilation
08 CIRCULATION: Create a management plan for the patient presenting in pulseless arrest
09 Describe the general approach to the poisoned patient
  • List the components of the toxidromes and their treatments
  • Compare and contrast methods of GI decontamination and enhanced elimination
10 List the components of the initial management of the trauma patient
  • List the components of the trauma primary survey
  • Classify traumatic injuries based on mechanism and anatomic location