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TitleEmergency Medical Clerkship Primer: A Manual for Medical Students
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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Preface
Contributors
Contents
Foreword
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Specialty of Emergency Medicine
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 2: Introduction to the Emergency Medicine Clerkship
	Suggested Reading
	Figures
		Tips for a Successful Rotation
Chapter 3: Emergency Medicine Clerkship Goals and Objectives
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 4: Unique Educational Aspects of Emergency Medicine
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 5: Differences Between the Emergency Department, the Office, and the Inpatient Setting
	Suggested Reading
	Figures
		Case Study
		Comparison of the Three Patient Care Settings
Chapter 6: Undifferentiated and Differentiated Patients
	Approach to the Undifferentiated Patient
		Assessing ABCDs of Resuscitation
		Addressing Abnormal Vital Signs
		Treating Pain
		Approaching the Stable Patient
		Being a Medical Pessimist
		Keeping an Open Mind
		Following the Best Path
	Differentiated Patients
		Elderly Patients
		Pediatric Patients
		Patients With a History of Psychiatric Illness
	Suggested Reading
	Figures
		Be a Medical Pessimist
		Findings of Potentially
Serious Illness
Chapter 7: Performing a Complaint-Directed History and Physical Examination
	Primary Survey
	Medical History
	Physical Examination
	Suggested Reading
	Figures
		Case Study
		Basic Information
to Gather
Chapter 8: Data-Gathering Skills
	Figures
		Case Study—Thinking Creatively
		Suggestions for Taking a Clear andConcise Medical History
Chapter 9: Developing a Case-Specific Differential Diagnosis
	Medical Decisionmaking
		Hypotheticodeductive Decisionmaking
		Algorithmic Decisionmaking
		Pattern Recognition
		Rule-Out-Worst-Case Scenario
		Exhaustive Decisionmaking
		Event-Driven Decisionmaking
	Putting Decisionmaking to Work
	Suggested Reading
	Figures
		Case Study
		Case Study
Chapter 10: Diagnostic Testing in the Emergency Department
	Statistical Considerations Related to
Diagnostic Testing
		Sensitivity and  Specificity
		Probability
		Ultrasound Testing by Emergency Physicians
	Conclusion
	Suggested Reading
	Figures
		Before orderinga diagnostic test,ask yourself a fewquestions:
		Case Study—Examining Probability
Chapter 11: Developing Your Plan of Action
	Understanding the Meaning of Vital Signs
		Temperature
		Case Study
		Pulse
		Respiratory Rate
		Blood Pressure
		Pulse Oximetry
	Conclusion
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 12: Diagnosis—Is It Possible? Is It Necessary?
	Case Study
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 13: Disposition of the Emergency Department Patient
	Case Study
Chapter 14: Discharge Instructions
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 15: Documentation
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 16: Enhancing Your Oral Case Presentation Skills
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 17: Interacting With Consultants and Primary Care Physicians
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 18: Patient Satisfaction—Meeting Patients’ Expectations
	What Do Patients Want?
	Patient Wish List
	Why Patient Satisfaction Matters
	How Can I, As a Medical Student, Make a Difference?
		Provide Information to Patients
		Reduce Perceived Wait Times
		Reduce Perceived Wait Times
		Be an Advocate for Your Patients
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 19: Providing Anticipatory Guidance
	Smoking Cessation
	Alcohol Abuse
	Fall Prevention in the Elderly
	Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention
	Seatbelt and Pediatric Safety Seat Use
	Poisoning, Accidental Overdose, and
Medication Noncompliance
	Drowning
	Smoke Detectors
	Childproofi ng the Home
	Hypertension
	Suggested Reading
	Figures
		Alcohol AbuseScreening Tool
		Poison ControlHotline
Chapter 20: Procedural Skills
	How Can I Become More Comfortable in Performing
Procedures?
	Suggested Reading
	Figures
		Categories of Procedural Opportunitiesin the Emergency Department for Medical Students
		Procedural Skills Web Sites
Chapter 21: Suggested Reading and Other Educational Resources for Medical Students
	Online Educational Resources
	Peer-Reviewed Emergency Medicine Journals
	Other Educational Resources
		Classic Emergency Medicine Textbooks
		Other Emergency Medicine Textbooks
		Personal Digital Assistants
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 22: How to Get the Most Out of Your Emergency
Medicine Clerkship
	Prepare Before Your Rotation
	Solicit Feedback
		Solicit Feedback From Your Supervisors
		Solicit Feedback From a Nurse
	Set Your Own Goals
	Verbalize an Assessment and Management Plan
	Prepare Follow-Up Cards
	Maintain a “Peripheral Brain”
	Develop a Question Log
	Have a Positive Attitude
	Exhibit Professionalism
	Students Applying to Emergency Medicine Residency
Training Programs
	Summary
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 23: Introduction to the Core Competencies
	Patient Care
	Medical Knowledge
	Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
		Systems-Based Decisionmaking
		Continuous Quality Improvement
		Journal Club
		Life-Long Self-Assessment and Continuous Osteopathic
Learning Assessment
	Systems-Based Practice
	Professionalism
	Interpersonal and Communication Skills
	Suggested Reading
Chapter 24: Advice for Medical Students Considering Emergency Medicine as a Career
	Emergency Medicine Organizations With DedicatedInformation Available for Medical Students
	Suggested Reading
Abbreviations and Acronyms
                        

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