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Emergency Medicine

Title: Emergency Care
Instructor: Jeremy Robertson, M.D.

Location: McLeod Regional Medical Center
Florence, SC
Number of students: 2
Duration: 4 weeks
Credit hours: 5
Course offered: Fall, Spring

Emergency Medicine Description

The course will provide an interactive yet academic introduction to Emergency Medicine. The emphasis will be to develop the student's ability to rapidly create appropriate differential diagnoses based on historical and physical examination findings. These findings will elicit further diagnostic and treatment decision-making in addition to numerous procedures. All patient-student interactions will be performed under the close supervision of the Attending Emergency Physician. The student will also learn about the management of emergency conditions from the patient's and medical staff member's standpoint. In addition to the mastery of basic sciences and development of a strong clinical acumen, the student will realize that compassion and communication are crucial physician and mid-level provider attributes. Throughout the rotation, the student will work with emergency medicine Residency trained and board certified Emergency Physicians.

Course Objectives

  • Be acquainted with the efficient and compassionate care necessary for patients in the Emergency Department (ED).
  • Perform specific skills and procedures necessary for patient care in the ED.
  • Recognize and treat common emergencies (trauma, burns, drug O.D., shock, coma, head injury, psychiatric emergency, orthopedic injuries, fracture, medical emergency, acute abdominal pain)
  • Interpret laboratory results and radiograph findings.

Instructional Methodology

Patient contact in the ED is in 12-hour shifts under the supervision of Emergency Physicians. Independent and regular reading of Rosen's Emergency Medicine Concepts and Clinical Practice and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Comprehensive Study Guide. Independent viewing of films.

Students Report to: Please call Dr. Jeremy Robertson, (843) 777-2027, or Ms. Kristen Palles, (843) 777-5345, two weeks before the rotation begins.


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