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Electives - Emergency Medicine
The Electrocardiogram in Clinical Practice - lottery
(Does not count towards 12-week limit of clinical EM)
Elective Number: 1306
Rotation Supervisors: Dr. William Brady
Evaluation should be given to: Attending on service
Available: SMD19 - -R8b (10/8-10/20) & R13a (3/4-3/16) SMD20 R8a (9/23-10/5) & R13a (3/2-3/14)
Duration: 2 weeks
Time to Report: TBA
Place to Report: TBA
Typical day: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Attendance: A student may not take time off during this rotation.
Suggested Preparatory Reading: ECG in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care; Chan, Theodore; Elsivere
Number of students per rotation: 25/50
Course Description: Directed reading: Students will be assigned readings from 2 ECG texts pertaining to the topic to be discussed the following day (2 hours per day). ECG preparation: Reviewing and interpreting 10 ECGs for discussion the following day (1 hour per day). ECG review: Students will review the interpretations on the ECGs prepared from the following evenings work (1.5 hours per day with faculty). Lecture: Students will receive a didactic lecture on a core content area of electrocardiography (1.5 hours per day with faculty). ECG case: Student will be presented with selected cases illustrating the use of the ECG in clinical practice (1 hour per day with faculty). Student presentations: Students will prepare and deliver a 10 minute lecture with appropriate figures addressing some aspect of electrocardiography (1.5 hours per day with faculty).
1. Review the clinical uses of the ECG
2. Develop the differential diagnosis approach to ECG interpretation and patient care.
3. Discuss the arrhythmias seen in clinical care
4. Review the ECG findings of ACS
5. Discuss the ECG in the pediatric patient