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  1. Observations: 6th trimester Observations: CHC Observations: Outreach Dress code Professional behavior

  2. 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)

  3. Reflective Observations, cont. • Can be performed at CHC and at Outreach Clinic • Must be completed before the last day of class.(2/16/05)

  4. 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.

  5. Outreach • 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Outreach • 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.

  8. Forms • Clinic Observation Experience • Superbill • Observation Log

  9. 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.

  10. Forms, cont. • Superbill • Lower left hand corner • Must fill it in correctly or you won’t receive credit • Name, Matric, Module, class

  11. 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.

  12. REMEMBER • All patient information is confidential. • Don’t lose these forms.

  13. 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.

  14. Questions ?????

  15. 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.

  16. Dress Code: Boys and Girls • Clinic Jacket • CLEAN and PRESSED • Buy one that fits ! • 2/3 length for students • Buttoned or zipped

  17. Dress Code • NO • Big Jewelry • Perfume • Weird nail designs • Wild hair styles • Inappropriate body language • Provocative mannerisms

  18. Ladies • 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.

  19. Men • Tidy and Neat , well-groomed • Dress shirt and tie • No jeans • No sandals or tennis shoes

  20. A Bad Hair Day !