Residents As Teachers - Teaching at the Bedside - Tip 2: Draw a Road Map

TEACHING AT THE BEDSIDE

Teaching at the Bedside

Tip 2: Draw a road map

What is the main point of going to the bedside with this patient? Is it to:

  • Take a history?
  • Conduct a focused physical exam?
  • Deliver bad news?
  • Improve efficiency?

Who is going to be doing what? Decide this in advance, if possible, and be explicit about it with your learner:

  • Will you demonstrate?
  • Will you observe and then provide feedback?

Remain flexible - the agenda often changes at the bedside.

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