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Training


ED Clinical Block

Participants will take part in didactic conferences provided for Emergency Medicine residents (approximately 6 hours per week). The participant will observe clinical practice and faculty-resident/student interactions during direct patient care. The acquisition of clinical informatics skills will be emphasized. The participant will also attend the DEM Education Section meetings. This training is intended to assist with residency program development in the participant’s home country.

EMS Systems Block

Participants will take part in EMS didactic conferences and related administrative activity – including EMS operations, protocol development, research, paramedic training, dispatch oversight and quality improvement. Participants will also receive direct system exposure though fire department and private ambulance ride-along's and attend the DEM EMS Section meetings.

Medical Toxicology Block

Participants will take part in medical toxicology didactic conferences and related administrative activity – including toxicology case reviews and monitoring poison center calls.

ED Operations Administrative Block

Participants will attend departmental administrative sessions (including faculty meetings, ED operations committee meetings, continuous quality improvement meetings and service excellence meetings). This training is intended to prepare the participant with skills for departmental development and administration in the participant’s own country.


Additional Training Information

The training program is based at 2 core EDs: the Portland VAMC Emergency Care Unit (>26,000 annual visits) and the OHSU/ Doernbecher Children's Hospital ED (~40,000 annual visits). The OHSU Hospital is a Level-1 Trauma Hospital that sees >1,600 seriously injured patients each year. These core EDs will provide exposure to all ages of emergency department patients. Over 10,000 ill or injured children are seen each year at the OHSU/ Doernbecher Children's Hospital ED. A high acuity geriatric population is seen at the Portland VAMC ED.

Modern conference rooms in the department's administrative area and the nearby Doernbecher Children's Hospital are used for didactic instruction.

Animal and cadaver laboratory as well as simulation training in clinical procedures is provided.

All trainees receive didactic training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Advanced Pediatric Life Support and ultrasound use for trauma patients.

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