ROTATION DETAILS PGY-2 

Emergency Medicine Emergency Medical Service PICU Community ED Rotation Trauma

 

Sumner Regional Medical Center

 

OBJECTIVES

Sumner Regional Medical Center is a community hospital with a full service Emergency Department staffed by a group of Emergency Physicians, many of whom trained at Vanderbilt. The resident will be exposed to a diverse mix of adults, children, and obstetric patients who are seen together in the same ED. There will be ample opportunity to perform common EM procedures (Practice-based learning, medical knowledge, patient care).

1.      The resident will be expected to manage all types of emergencies under the auspices of a Board-certified Emergency Physician. The resident is expected to see a full complement of patients and work on his/her efficiency (Practice-based learning and system-based practice).

2.      The resident should gain experience in the use of thrombolytic agents (Practice-based learning and medical knowledge).

3.      The resident should learn the difference in practice patterns between a community practice and an academic practice (System-based practice, practice-based learning).

4.      The resident should learn how to interact with private non-academic physicians when he/she is taking care of their patients in the ED (Interpersonal/communication, professionalism).

5.      The resident should learn about the intricacies and difficulties associated with transferring patients to another institution, including the stressors placed on families and how to access EMS and aeromedical services (System-based practice and practice-based learning).

 

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

·         Each resident will spend 2 weeks at Sumner Regional Medical Center in their second year. They will work 10-12 shifts during that time, none of which exceed 12 hours in length. They will evaluate patients under the auspices of Sumner Regional Emergency Physicians and under the direction of Dr. William Lummus, the course director and a faculty member at Vanderbilt. They will be able to teach students on the ED rotation when their shifts coincide.

 

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

·         Each resident will spend 2 weeks at Sumner Regional Medical Center in their second year. They will work 10-12 shifts during that time, none of which exceed 12 hours in length. They will evaluate patients under the auspices of Sumner Regional Emergency Physicians and under the direction of Dr. William Lummus, the course director and a faculty member at Vanderbilt. They will be able to teach students on the ED rotation when their shifts coincide.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DIDACTIC EXPERIENCE

·         Coming Soon

 

EVALUATION PROCESS

·         Written feedback from the Director of Emergency Medicine at Sumner Regional Medical Center

 

FEEDBACK MECHANISM

·         Direct bedside feedback from attending faculty at Sumner Regional Medical Center and formatted written evaluations. This rotation has been agreed to and approved by the CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center, the Medical Director of Sumner Regional Medical Center and the Director of Emergency Medicine at Sumner Regional Medical Center. The Directors and all teaching faculty at Sumner Regional Medical Center are faculty or clinical faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine. Residents are given copies of all rotation summaries, formatted written rotation evaluations, and their performance on the In-service Examination to assess the rotation's effectiveness.