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Emergency Medicine Curriculum

Saint Louis University’s emergency medicine residency teaches fundamental skills, knowledge and humanistic qualities that constitute the foundation of emergency medicine practice.

Emergency Medicine Residency Program Didactic Curriculum

Follow-up Case Conference
This conference provides an interactive forum for discussion of a follow-up case of educational value. Case discussion is focused not only on the content of the eventual diagnosis but also on the decision-making process and the eventual outcomes of patients seen in the emergency department by residents that changed their practices. Every emergency medicine resident is required to present cases in cooperation with attendings and provide evidence-based presentations on those cases.
Interesting Case Conference (M&M)

 

This conference provides an interactive forum for discussion of a case of educational value. Case discussion is focused not only on the content of the eventual diagnosis but also on the decision-making process in evaluating critically ill patients with limited immediate data.

Foundations of Emergency Medicine

In 2017 we have moved to a national curriculum called Foundations of Emergency Medicine. For more information, please visit the website listed below.

Foundations of Emergency Medicine

Journal Club
Held on a monthly basis, the journal club covers very timely topics in emergency medicine. It incorporates the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) “52 articles in 52 weeks” and the current literature as recommended by Emergency Medicine Literature of Note, a website from the University of Texas. 
Joint Conferences  
 

Collaborative joint conferences are held in conjunction with other departments such as trauma services and internal medicine to discuss related areas of interest.

Simulation Sessions
 

Monthly sessions held at the simulation center in the School of Medicine focus on the core content of the month. They also include simulations of procedures and provide for team simulations with nursing staff and the trauma team.

Practical Anatomy Workshop
 A yearly procedure practical anatomy workshop is held in which all residents perform multiple procedures on cadavers. The procedures include lateral canthotomy, cricothyrotomy, tube thoracostomy, lateral thoracotomy, endotracheal intubation and central venous access.
Pharmacy Emergency Conferences
 

Monthly conferences by pharmacy staff cover a variety of pharmacotherapeutic topics. These conferences also try to focus on the core topic of the month.

Pediatric Emergency Conferences
 

Monthly conferences by pediatric emergency medicine faculty cover a variety of pediatric emergency medicine topics. These conferences also try to focus on the core topic of the month.

Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds  
In-depth monthly conferences by experts in their field cover a variety of emergency medicine topics. These conferences also try to focus on the core topic of the month. 
Bedside Teaching and Small Group Modules
In following the monthly topics throughout the year, there are several learning modules to be presented in small groups. These modules include basic and advanced EKG reading, emergency medicine radiology, ultrasound, EMS base station, quality assurance, mock oral exams and a mock malpractice trial. 
EMS Curriculum

Saint Louis University Medical Center prides itself on the close alliance of our local emergency medical services. Our prehospital brethren are considered colleagues for whom we hold great respect. During the emergency medicine residency, the resident will learn the capabilities and limitations of the prehospital system. While out in the field with various ambulance services, the resident will learn how to interact with a variety of emergency services personnel. The residents will observe the practice of emergency care in the prehospital environment. The resident will also attend regional medical advisory committees, learn emergency medical services (EMS) management and organization, and be able to establish 'scene safety.'

Upon successful completion of the residency, the resident will be expected to have a working knowledge of:

  • A. Communication system, radio configuration, dispatch and communication protocols. (Practice-based learning and improvement, system-based practice)
  • B. Patient care protocols. (System-based practice and medical knowledge)
  • C. Medical control, system quality assurance and skill maintenance. (System-based practice and medical knowledge)
  • D. Transport vehicles (type, availability).
    (Medical knowledge, system-based practice)
  • E. EMS administration and quality assurance methods. (System-based practice and medical knowledge)