A 434-bed hospital located near O'Hare Airport, Presence Resurrection Medical Center is a comprehensive, modern health care provider with state-of-the-art facilities and services, including an Outpatient Services Center, an expansive Radiology and Imaging Center, and a Professional Office Building.
Presence Resurrection Medical Center offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services, including open-heart surgery, advanced cancer treatment, single-room maternity care and an outstanding continuum of rehabilitation services.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, and Presence Saint Francis Medical Center will provide a total of eight months clinical experience in the emergency department at the EM-3 level.
POLR stresses a resident's ability to manage emergency department flow independently. It is a truer test of this ability that the main department crowded with other residents and attendings. Residents who want to stress a smaller community setting, who need further experience in cardiology or obstetrics, or who require additional procedural experience will benefit from the OLR rotation.
The Emergency Medicine rotation at Presence Saint Francis Hospital will give you a very diverse experience. Presence Saint Francis Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, but trauma patients here are managed under the supervision of the Emergency Medicine Attending. Our Chest Pain Center has a unique approach to the "Rule Out MI" patients, incorporating a rapid rule-out program that includes treadmill stress testing right in the ED.
Presence Saint Francis Hospital has a Stroke Team on call 24 hours a day to help facilitate the rapid evaluation and treatment of these patients. We see a wide variety of Pediatric Emergencies and are recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health as an EDAP.
In addition, the hospital has a Level II Newborn Nursery, cares for high-risk obstetrical cases, and also has in-patient psychiatric services.
Mt. Sinai Hospital is a Level I trauma center located on the west side of Chicago. It receives more Level I trauma diversions than any other hospital in Chicago with the largest percentage of penetrating trauma.
The first year experience will consist of an in-patient rotation on the trauma service. You should attend AT LEAST TWO, and preferably three, of inpatient trauma rounds each week. This will allow the trauma team to get to know you and will probably greatly enhance the degree of autonomy and number of procedures you have during resuscitations.
Use this opportunity to its best advantage. EM-3's are expected to mentor the EM-1's that will come down during trauma codes.
Cook County Hospital will provide an EM-2 with an in-patient trauma rotation. Your primary responsibilities are to function in the initial evaluation and resuscitation of trauma patients in the trauma unit.
As second-year residents, you should concentrate on the refinement of trauma protocols you will use throughout your practice. You have now seen the functioning of several trauma services and need to establish your own standard for excellence.
Procedural proficiency is stressed. You will take call every third night and attend daily trauma rounds. You are excused from Thursday EM conference if concurrently on duty at CCH. You are to attend CCH trauma conferences.