University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Adult Emergency Rotation - 6 Weeks

Objectives:

  1. Develop a systematic, orderly and timely approach to the investigation of the ED patient, particularly distinguishing the seriously ill or injured patient from those with minor conditions. (Can-Meds: Medical expert, health advocate, communicator, scholar)
  2. Demonstrate skilled interviewing and physical examination techniques in gathering clinical data, recognizing the need to collect collateral information where appropriate. (Can-Meds: Medical expert, communicator, scholar)
  3. Formulate a differential diagnosis that includes the most likely diagnosis, a hierarchy of likely alternatives, and the most serious or life-threatening possibilities. (Can-Meds: Medical expert)
  4. Recommend investigations within the context of the medical evidence, considering benefits, risks, patient/family preferences and resources. (Can-Meds: Medical expert, health advocate, communicator, scholar)
  5. Recommend treatment options that are most appropriate based on the medical evidence, considering benefits, risks, patient/family preferences and resources. (Can-Meds: Medical expert, health advocate, communicator, scholar)
  6. Demonstrate procedural skills as appropriate for level of training. (Can-Meds: Medical expert)
  7. Communicates effectively with patients and their families and adapts to communication challenges (delivering bad news, crisis situations, language barriers, etc). (Can-Meds: communicator)
  8. Appropriately interacts with other physicians and allied health professionals, either as a member of the team or as a team lead. (Can-Meds: communicator, collaborator)
  9. Appropriately refers patients for specialist consultation and knows when a patient needs to be transferred to a higher level of care. (Can-Meds: Medical expert, health advocate, communicator, collaborator)
  10. Maintains clear, accurate and appropriate records of clinical encounters, investigation orders and management plans. (Can-Meds: Medical expert, communicator)