By the end of this experience, the Resident will:
- Demonstrate directed history taking and physical exam relevant to patient presentation.
- Recognize a patient with an emergent/urgent, potentially life-threatening, condition and act promptly to deliver immediate care and/or referral as indicated.
- Formulate a differential diagnosis that includes the most likely diagnosis (taking into account the prevalence of the condition in the population), a hierarchy of likely alternatives, and the most serious or life-threatening possibility.
- Identify relevant investigations that will aid in determining a working diagnosis, and interpret the results of those investigations when immediately available to narrow diagnostic possibilities.
- Formulate an appropriate management plan including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments.
- Counsel patient regarding appropriate follow-up.