Surgery – Objectives

I will be starting my surgery rotation tomorrow at Royal Columbian Hospital. The following are my rotation-specific objectives:

  1. Continue to develop a systematic thought process to assessing and managing infectious diseases
  2. Continue to develop my ability to practice antimicrobial stewardship (e.g. assessing when therapy can be narrowed, for IV to PO stepdown)
  3. Continue to develop my ability to effectively perform therapeutic drug monitoring on medications such as vancomycin, aminoglycosides and anticoagulation
  4. Develop my ability to effectively manage anti-coagulation (e.g. pre- and post-op management, duration of treatment or prophylaxis)
  5. Continue to develop my ability to write concise and clear chart notes

Other things I would like to accomplish if possible:

  • Systematically and effectively work up patients within 2 hours
  • Observe how the nurses administer dalteparin syringes
  • Gain a better understanding on total parenteral nutrition
  • Observe one surgery
  • Procedure Logs:
    • C3.2 R5: Perform and document a “Best Possible Medication History (BPMH)”
    • C3.5 R2: Prepare and deliver educational seminar to nurses, physicians or other allied health care members
    • C3.5 R2: Prepare and deliver educational seminar to pharmacists

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