Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep & Allergy

739 Occupational Medicine M4 Student Elective Rotation

Faculty: Dr. Susanna Von Essen and staff
Periods Offered: Each four weeks
Student Limit: 2

Where to Report: Call Sheryl Latenser, 402-559-4021

The purpose of this elective is to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of senior medical students in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Instruction will consist of a four-week rotation with twenty hours of clinical time weekly, divided between the Occupational Health Clinic and Pulmonary Clinic. The student will also participate in the Tuberculosis Clinic at the One World Health Center.

The remaining twenty hours per week will be divided between:

  • Case study review
  • Using established learning modules including computer-aided instruction
  • One industrial site visit (plant tour)
  • One hour of didactic instruction per day

Students will have access to textbooks and journal articles on relevant topics. Ethical and legal issues in Occupational and Environmental Medicine will be presented by the Preventive and Societal Medicine Department.

Outcomes of the elective will be measured in three ways:

  1. Knowledge of principles of occupational and environmental medicine pre- and post-test.
  2. Attitude measurement of students regarding occupational and environmental medicine post-course.
  3. Clinical skills at addressing clinic cases with occupational and environmental aspects using standardized patients post-course.

Upon completion of this elective, the students will:

  1. Verbalize an understanding of the basics of Workers Compensation Insurance and apply knowledge to write return-to-work orders including light duty recommendations.
  2. Demonstrate ability to conduct a basic physical examination in occupational medicine, including surveillance, pre-placement, fit for duty and know the requirements for the Department of Transportation physical. An understanding of the Independent Medical and Disability examinations will be expected.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic skills in employee health including adult immunizations, PPD skin testing and interpretations, and TB prophylaxis.
  4. Develop knowledge of issues in Travel Medicine and Immunizations for foreign travel.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of blood and body fluid post-exposure prophylaxis.
  6. Participate in job site visits and plant tours in order to gain an understanding of injuries and exposures in the work environment.
  7. Learn the value of and participate in case management services in occupational medicine.
  8. Describe issues in regional environmental medicine, including indoor air quality, lead and radon exposures.
  9. Identify and discuss basic ethical issues in occupational medicine, such as disclosure of risks, confidentiality, conflict of interest, employer contracts and insurance coverage
  10. Learn how to assess patients in clinic who have occupational or environmental lung disease..

Activity: Hours/Week
Rounds: 0
Didactic conferences: 6
Independent learning: 5
Research project: 0
Independent patient care: 3
Plant Tours: 2

SAMPLE ROTATION SCHEDULE

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Clinical Elective Rotation

  1. Residents interested in an Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Clinical Elective Rotation should contact Dr. Jill Poole at 559-4087 a minimum of 3 months prior to proposed rotation date.
  2. Allergy, Asthma & Immunology clinical rotation will include a comprehensive experience with academic faculty and community allergists.
  3. Residents will be expected to complete a pre and post-test in Blackboard as instructed during the rotation. Resident will be expected to present a 30-minute case conference at end of the month rotation regarding a specific allergic or immunologic disorder or case study.

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Division Allergy Clinics

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

1

8:00 AM Orientation and Pretest

(Dr. Von Essen)

2

11:00 AM Epidemiology Seminar MSC 2018

*1:00 PM Travel Clinic

3

*1-4 p.m. Occup Disease Clinic

4

*5:30-8:10 p.m. Occupational Health MPH Class

5

*1-4 p.m. Occup Disease Clinic

6

7

8

*8:00 a.m. Employee Health Clinic Kris Hansen

9

*1:00 PM Travel Clinic5:30-8:30 p.m.

Adult OneWorld TB Clinic

10

*8:30-11:00 a.m.
NE Regional Poison Center

*1-4 p.m. Occup Disease Clinic

11

*2:00 p.m. Consult with Dave Poppert Employee Risk Mgr

5:30-8:10 p.m. Occupational Health MPH Class

12

*1-4 p.m. Occup Disease Clinic

13

14

15

*9:00 a.m. John Houser UNMC Safety

16

*1:00 PM Travel Clinic

17

*1-4 p.m. Occup Disease Clinic

18

5:30-8:10 p.m. Occupational Health MPH Class

19

*8:00 AM Toxicology Lecture
(Dr. Vasquez)

*1-4 p.m. Occup Disease Clinic

20

21

22

8:30 a.m.

Violence in the Workplace Presentation

SWH 4016

23

9:00 a.m. Dr. Von Essen Expert Testimony/Depo

*1:00 PM Travel Clinic

24

*1-4 p.m. Occup Disease Clinic

25

*8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m Workfit Occup Health-Shadow Dr. Gammel

5:30-8:10 p.m. Occupational Health MPH Class

26

8:30 a.m. Post Test w/Dr. Von Essen SWH 4016

*1-4 p.m. Occup Disease Clinic

27

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