Below you will read some of the general objectives that you will need to perform in our clerkship as well as in any other EM Residency Programs:
- Perform an appropriate history and physical examination on pediatric, adult, and geriatric
emergency department patients so you can recognize and prioritize urgent and emergent problems while developing a differential diagnosis and
- Appreciate the moral and ethical considerations in caring for medical emergencies and demonstrate the ability to efficiently, professionally, and effectively communicate with patients, families, and colleagues.
- Demonstrate proper wound care and suture techniques for simple lacerations, incision and drainage of abscess, proper splinting techniques for basic orthopedic injuries.
- Interpret results of complete blood counts, chemistries, urinalysis, ABGs, and other common laboratory studies; recognize common ischemic patterns and arrhythmias on ECG tracings; interpret radiological studies of the chest, abdomen, head, and extremities