Emergency Medicine (EMDN)


EMDN 821. Emergency Medicine Clerkship. 1.5-3 Units.

Focuses on management of the undifferentiated or emergent patient presentation. Exposes students to areas unique to emergency medicine, such as the emergency medical system. Utilizes bedside teaching, lectures, online/independent learning, and simulation to instruct the student in distinguishing emergent vs nonemergent presentations in the following patient categories: altered mental status, abdominal pain, chest pain, respiratory distress/shortness of breath, shock, syncope, trauma, and fever.

EMDN 891. Emergency Medicine Elective. 1.5-27 Units.

Two-week or four-week rotation of four eight-hour emergency department (ED) shifts weekly. Shifts include a variety of Loma Linda University Community Hospital ED, Loma Linda University Medical Center ED, Loma Linda University Children's Hospital ED shifts (pediatric side); and an administrative shift—including time in the radio room, on the triage desk, and with the transport nurse. Didactic sessions include attendance at emergency medicine residency conferences and grand rounds, and one-on-one learning experience with the senior administrative resident each Monday morning. Also included are a hands-on suture laboratory, EKG reading tutorial, and case studies in reading common emergency radiographs.