Three weeks before the students arrive at OHSU for their clinical experience:
Complete the Excel spreadsheet: Computer Pyxis Epic Info and give to your coordinator.
Students in the ICU and ED (for more than three months) are advised to get IMPAX access to view radiology reports online. You may request this access on the Computer Pyxis Epic Info Excel spreadsheet in the column titled: IMPAX/Network. The student can use an OHSU workstation to access the online IMPAX tutorial.
- Inpatient units (direct patient care) - students are required to take a 6-hour Epic class before starting on the inpatient unit. Work with your Coordinator to register your students. To register please call Melanie Blehm at 503.418.3307. Glucometer and Barcode Medication Administration classes will be held on the same days. Pre-registration for both classes is through Melanie and is required.
- Ambulatory clinic - students need to complete three Epic classes. The first is an online class titled EpicCare Fundamentals and is a prerequisite to taking the other two classes. Students will need to come on campus and use an OHSU workstation to complete this online class. They may go to the Library or their clinic to access an OHSU workstation. The training module can be found here: http://ozone.ohsu.edu/ozone/epic/learning/online-training.cfm The second and third classes are instructor-led and need to be taken before their clinical experience starts. Again, work with your Coordinator to register your students.
- ED - students (for less than 60 hours)are required to take ED ASAP module. Contact Melanie Blehm at 503.418.3307 to register. For those student here longer than 60 hours contact Melanie Blehm.
- All students who will be monitoring blood glucose, must complete both an online module/test AND a one-hour hands-on class. After the class, students will gain access to the glucose machines. For instructions, see the Student Checklist. Access will not be granted until the online module/test has been completed.
Two weeks before the students arrive on campus:
- Become familiar with the OHSU Emergency Codes. This applies to students and faculty.
- Complete an Access & ID Card form for yourself as faculty.
- The Access & ID Card forms must be signed by Mary Stock or her designee for each of your students. (If a student is an OHSU employee, s/he MUST have this additional Student ID badge.)
- OHSU requires a background/criminal history check and a drug history check before students and faculty may get an OHSU ID badge.
- Background History Certification Letter for each student/faculty. By signing this letter the faculty certifies that the background checks have been done.
- If your school does not do a criminal history check, each student/faculty will need to fill out the OHSU Background Disclosure Form and fax to the Healthcare Education Services (HES) Office at 503-494-6110. Once received it will take approximately 24 hours to process. Results of the background check may be picked up at the HES office.
- Complete the online training modules: Respect at the University, HIPAA-Privacy and You, and the Integrity Booster. For instructions, see the Student Checklist.
- Contact the Nurse Manager or Professional Practice Leader (PPL):
- Introduce yourself and let them know when you will be on the unit
- Share with the manager/PPL your syllabus and how you will organize assignments
- Request a day of orientation if you are new to the unit
- Request a list of preceptor names for immersion or senior experience students.
On or before the first day of clinical experience:
- Obtain your ID badge. (Refer to instructions in the Student Checklist above.)
- Ensure that you and your students have a current Regional Nursing Network Clinical Passport.
During clinical placement:
- Periodically check in with the Nurse Manager or PPL to see if there are any issues or concerns.