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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELECT ECPDI - Community Based Pediatrics

Director(s): Andrew Love, M.D.                      
Administrative Contact: Shirley Turner
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: David Raines Community Health Center, 1514 Doctors Drive, Bossier City, LA, 71111



**must have approval by dept**  **Call Dr. Andrews prior to your first day 560-6483**
Selective Available During Blocks: 2,3,5,7-10
Course Code: ECPDI
NOTE: Community Selectives require that students keep an attendance log. Each student will be responsible for obtaining a physician’s signature each time he/she reports to work at Pediatric facility. Blank attendance logs may be obtained from the Pediatric Department, Room 5-235

Focusing histories, physicals, and oral and written communication appropriately.

Sharing information effectively with a patient and family.

Prioritizing and organizing work effectively.

Continuing to think about and re-assess the patient during the course of their disease.

Functioning as a “team player” with residents, attendings, nurses, ancillary staff and all others involved in the care of the patient.


Patient Care

Independently collect focused and comprehensive, developmentally appropriate patient histories and physical examinations

Develop a prioritized and inclusive problem list

Summarize interval patient information and rationale for ongoing clinical management

Suggest appropriate diagnostic tests for the patient’s chief complaint and other medical problems

Medical Knowledge

Identify criteria for admission and discharge from the hospital

Describe the signs and symptoms that suggest deterioration or improvement of a patient’s clinical condition

List drugs of choice and rationale for their use in common pediatric illnesses

Identify contraindications to therapeutic drug use in children of different ages and/or diagnoses

Calculate fluid and electrolyte requirements for children based on weight, caloric expenditure, diagnosis, and fluid status

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Communicate effectively with patients and families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds

Provide education and patient instructions to patients and families, using written or visual methods, taking into account their health literacy level


Demonstrate personal accountability, integrity, compassion, respect, altruism, and empathy when interacting with all members of the health care team, patients and their families, in order to provide the best patient care

Demonstrate punctuality and ability to complete patient care tasks efficiently

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Demonstrate self-directed learning in daily practice

Identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in one’s knowledge and clinical skills through self-evaluation

Develop a plan for improvement, perform appropriate learning activities, solicit and incorporate feedback

Demonstrate evidence-based clinical practice

Access appropriate resources to answer clinical questions

Critically appraise relevant literature and incorporate it  into patient care

Systems-Based Practice

Demonstrate the appropriate utilization of consultants, including social workers, nutritionist, physical therapists, etc.


The preceptor model will be utilized. Students will be evaluated during or after each patient contact by practicing pediatricians who will observe or review communication skills, historical information, physical examination results, and diagnostic and treatment plans. Immediate feedback will be given with instruction to enhance the clinical experience. The student will receive a PASS/FAIL grade at the completion of the rotation.