Elective Learning Experiences

Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Nuclear
Oncology
Operating Room Satellite Pharmacy
Palliative Care
Special Care
Transplant

Critical Care:

  • The Critical Care Package is a 6 week elective rotational learning experience. It is designed to enhance the resident's therapeutic knowledge base and promote critical thinking skills while providing care to critical care patients in a variety of settings. The resident will establish professional relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team through daily critical care rounds in a 40-bed medical-surgical and neurologic critical care unit. This learning experience will include, but is not limited to discussion of critical care topics, providing assistance with drug information questions, development of the resident's precepting and mentoring skills, project participation and attendance of Critical Care Committee meetings

Emergency Medicine:

  • The Emergency Room Package is an elective concentrated learning experience. It is designed to enhance knowledge and develop skills necessary for treating patients in the emergency room. The resident will assist physicians in formulating a plan for drug therapy and provide answers to drug information questions. The resident will assist in obtaining medication histories/allergies, identifying medication related problems, and providing education regarding discharge medications when necessary. The resident may be given the opportunity to observe the treatment of a stroke patient and gain additional knowledge of the protocol used at the institution.

Nuclear:

  • The Nuclear Medicine Package is an elective rotational learning experience. It is designed to teach residents the process of preparation and dispensation of radiopharmaceuticals according to existing standards of practice and the organization's policies/procedures. The experience will involve understanding handling precautions for radioactive material, acknowledging the different radioactive agents available, and assisting in drug information questions.

Oncology:

  • The Oncology/Investigational Research Package is a 6 week elective rotational learning experience. It is designed to enhance the resident’s therapeutic knowledge base and promote critical thinking skills while providing care to oncology patients. The resident will demonstrate an understanding of the use of investigational drug products according to regulatory requirements and established protocols. The resident will establish professional relationships with members of the health care team through daily oncology rounds, assistance in drug information questions, and participation in Tumor Conference, Hem/Onc/Rad Division, and Cancer Committee.

Operating Room Satellite Pharmacy:

  • The OR Pharmacy Package is an elective concentrated learning experience. It is designed to enhance knowledge and develop skills required to operate a satellite pharmacy in the OR. The resident will compare and contrast medications used in the general OR setting versus the cardiac OR. The experience may involve compounding drips, refilling tackle boxes, performing audits for each case, and assisting with drug information questions.

Palliative Care:

  • The Palliative Care Package is an elective rotational learning experience. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills particular to practice in the hospice care environment. The resident will become familiar with the hospice consult process and identify patients who are appropriate candidates through discussions with the physician and nurse practitioner. The resident will observe inpatient units and home care visits to gain an understanding of the medication and non-medication issues that relate to treating a Hospice patient.

Special Care:

  • The Special Care Package is a 6 week elective rotational learning experience. It is designed to reinforce previous training and gain additional knowledge relevant to the drug therapy of patients with cardiovascular disease states. The resident will identify drug related problems, manage pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic parameters of drug therapy. The resident will establish professional relationships with members of the multi-disciplinary team through daily special care rounds.

Transplant:

  • The Transplant Package is a 6 week elective rotational learning experience. It is designed to enhance the resident's therapeutic knowledge base and promote critical thinking skills while providing care to renal and cardiac transplant patients. The resident will establish professional relationships with members of the transplant team through daily rounds. This learning experience will include, but is not limited to discussion of transplant topics, providing assistance with drug information questions, development of the resident's precepting and mentoring skills, project participation and attendance of multi-disciplinary meetings.

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