Advanced Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Office of Medical Education

·         Course Name: Advanced Public Health and Preventive Medicine

·         Short Name: FCM661EM.01 Adv Public Health ·         Course Number: FCM661EM.01 ·         Location: Reno ·         DepartmentDepartment of Family and Community Medicine ·         Department ContactChristie Gilbreath o    Phone: (775) 682-6454 o    Emailcgilbreath@med.unr.edu ·         Type: Clinical ·         Length: up to 5 weeks ·         Preceptor: Kelsey West, M.D. and Lisa Calvo, M.D. Please contact the Department of Family and Community Medicine to verify elective availability. Goals/Objectives

  • Determine, using an algorithm, the risk level of various patients calling in with concerns for COVID-19
  • Effectively communicate the level of risk and next steps to concerned callers of all backgrounds
  • Understand when to seek help with a caller that falls outside of an algorithm
  • Maintain high-level professionalism within a stressful working environment
  • Work collaborativel with other professionals in the call center
  • Learn to assess and understand the important health needs of the community in which they work.
  • Understand and be able to interact with community health resources that may be utilized in the care of patients and their families

Description of Rotation Students will serve to triage patients with concerns for possible COVID-19. This work will take place at the various locations in our community, including Washoe County Health Department, REMSA and UNR Internal Medicine clinic.   Evaluation Method Each student is to submit their hours worked, and will receive 0.2 credits per full (6-8 hours) shift worked, for a max of 2 available clinical credits. You will receive applicable credits for all shifts worked, even those worked before official start date of elective. Grade

  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

  Objectives and MEPO's for work at WCHD / REMSA during COVID-19 pandemic  

Objective Corresponding MEPO
   
1.      Determine, using an algorithm, the risk level of various patients calling in with concerns for COVID-19 5.2 Gather essential and accurate information about patients and their conditions through history-taking, physical examination, and the use of laboratory data, imaging, and other tests
2.      Communicate effectively the level of risk and next steps to concerned callers of all backgrounds. 2.1 Communicate effectively with patients, families, and the public, as appropriate, across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds   2.6 Demonstrate sensitivity, honesty, and compassion in difficult conversations, including those about death, end of life, adverse events, bad news, disclosure of errors, and other sensitive topics 2.7 Demonstrate insight and understanding about emotions and human responses to emotions that allow one to develop and manage interpersonal interactions
3.      Understand when to seek help with a caller that falls outside of an algorithm 6.1 Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one's knowledge and expertise  
4.      Maintain high level professionalism within a stressful environment. 4.2         Demonstrate healthy coping mechanisms to respond to stress 4.3         Manage conflict between personal and professional responsibilities  
5.      Work collaboratively with other professionals in the call center 2.2 Communicate effectively with colleagues within one's profession or specialty, other health professions. 2.3 Work effectively with others as a member or leader of a health care team or professional group 7.3 Communicate with other health professionals in a responsive and responsible manner that supports the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease in individual patients and populations