Course Objectives

1. PATIENT CARE: Evaluate and manage ED patients using a prioritized differential diagnosis (for the complaints of chest pain, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, altered mental status and headache).
2. COMMUNICATION: Demonstrate clear and effective communication skills in the context of the ED

  • Present patients concisely and organized by differential diagnosis
  • Formulate a clear clinical question when speaking with consultants
3. PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrate the professional behavior expected of an emergency physician

  • demonstrate integrity by conscientious behavior, maintain an appropriate appearance & be on time
  • complete all requirements on time; attend all required sessions
  • Keep patients informed about their ED course: test results, pain reassessment, etc
4. WOUND CARE: Perform a simple interrupted, running and horizontal mattress suture
5. EKG: Evaluate an ECG and adjust management plan accordingly
6. AIRWAY: List the indications for intubation in the Emergency Department
7. BREATHING: Demonstrate effective bag-valve-mask ventilation
8. CIRCULATION: Create a management plan for the patient presenting in pulseless arrest
9. TOXICOLOGY: Describe the general approach to the poisoned patient
10. TRAUMA: List the components of the initial management of the trauma patient