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Observations: 6 th trimester Observations: CHC Observations: Outreach Dress code Professional behavior Reflective Observations 20 are required for this course. Count toward graduation requirement Count toward CHC clearance

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Observations: 6th trimester

Observations: CHC

Observations: Outreach

Dress code

Professional behavior

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Reflective Observations

  • 20 are required for this course.

    • Count toward graduation requirement

    • Count toward CHC clearance

    • (25 observations are necessary to clear CHC. You will obtain the other 5 in 7th Tri)

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Reflective Observations, cont.

  • Can be performed at CHC and at Outreach Clinic

  • Must be completed before the last day of class.(2/16/05)

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Outreach Rotation

  • You are required to do an Outreach rotation to clear CHC.

  • There are other rotations necessary for this clearance, but they are done in 7th Trimester.

  • The goal of the rotation is to familiarize you with Outreach.

  • If there aren’t any patients when you are there, your time in Outreach will still go toward your rotation credit.

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  • Observe and document as many patient visits as possible. If no patients come in, have the clinician initial an observation form to give you credit for your rotation.

  • 4 Observations from Outreach can be counted toward the 20.

  • You are there to OBSERVE. Please no patient management or comments to clinician or externs.

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Instructions/Guidelines for Observations

  • Clinic attire is required.

  • Professional behavior is expected

  • Do not miss class to observe patient care.

  • Sign up for CHC faculty near their office doors.

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  • You will be assigned a week for an Outreach rotation.

  • This list will be posted outside my office.

  • After you know your week, you will sign up for a specific time slot. This is outside Vickie’s office.

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  • Clinic Observation Experience

  • Superbill

  • Observation Log

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Observations/ Forms

  • Clinic observation experience

    • 4 per page

    • Available at CHC & Outreach

    • The location is noted at the top of the page

    • Clinician must initial in the margin.

    • Turn the forms in to Vickie as they are completed.

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Forms, cont.

  • Superbill

    • Lower left hand corner

    • Must fill it in correctly or you won’t receive credit

    • Name, Matric, Module, class

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Forms, cont.

  • Observation log

    • Contains the 20 reflective observations date and patient.

    • Information must be legible

    • Faculty doctor initials

    • When complete, turn this in to Vickie.

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  • All patient information is confidential.

  • Don’t lose these forms.

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Professional Behavior

  • Remember, you are there to OBSERVE.

  • Best Rule to follow: if you were a patient in a teaching facility, how would you want the student doctors to behave.

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Dress Code

  • You are completely in control of your appearance.

  • First impressions last forever.

  • Appearance is a form of non-verbal communication

  • If you are “appearance-challenged”, ask someone to help you.

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Dress Code: Boys and Girls

  • Clinic Jacket


    • Buy one that fits !

    • 2/3 length for students

    • Buttoned or zipped

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Dress Code

  • NO

    • Big Jewelry

    • Perfume

    • Weird nail designs

    • Wild hair styles

    • Inappropriate body language

      • Provocative mannerisms

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  • No cleavage showing, please.

  • If your skirt is shorter than your clinic jacket, it isn’t appropriate.

  • Hair should not brush against the patient.

  • Consider the nonverbal messages that you are sending.

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  • Tidy and Neat , well-groomed

  • Dress shirt and tie

  • No jeans

  • No sandals or tennis shoes