Monthly Archives: December 2011

My goals for psychiatry rotation

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Psychiatry is one of my elective rotations. I have always been interested in this area and I am glad I got an opportunity to learn about it for four weeks and see real patients vs. just learning about it in class. Below are my objectives for the rotation:

1. Interpret and document clozapine level for at least 1 patient

2. Understand the pharmacokinetics and dosing of Valproic acid and lithium

3. Conduct UKU Side effect rating scale, DAI (Drug Attitude Inventory) and AIMS (Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale) assessment for at least 3 patients

4. Educate at least two patients about their medications

 

 

 

General Surgery: Last week

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Worked up patients on:
Pancreatitis x 2
Cholecystitis
Small bowel obstruction

Topics discusses:
Pancreatitis
Vaccines post spleenectomy
PCA/Epidurals
Electrolyte replacement

Tuesday: shadowed a wound care nurse and observed colostomy change

Thursday: Case presentation
VANCOMYCIN FAILED MY KIDNEYS: NOW WHAT?
Case presentation General Surgery

Feedback:
Much improvement from last presentation: better pace, easy to understand, good pauses
Answered questions well
Good format and layout