Mission and Core Competencies
The Presence Resurrection Medical Center Program in Emergency Medicine provides comprehensive training in all aspects of emergency medical care to ensure that its graduates are capable of functioning in any emergency department under any situation.
Residents will have the opportunity to learn and apply the principles of advanced emergency care under the direct supervision of emergency specialists in an environment of collegial exchange, bed side instruction, graded responsibility, and immediate feedback.
- Patient Care - Patient care that is timely, effective, appropriate, and compassionate for the management of health problems and the promotion of health.
- Medical Knowledge - Three Critical Characteristics:
- Specialized, immediate recall of information for the care of critically ill patients
- Understanding of the use of medical resources for immediate patient care
- Ability to apply information to undifferentiated patient presentations
- Practice Based Learning - Analyze and assess their practice experience and perform practice-based improvement, locate, appraise and utilize scientific evidence related to their patients' health problems and the larger population from which they are drawn; apply knowledge of the study design and statistical methods to critically appraise the medical literature; utilize information technology to enhance your education and improve patient care; and facilitate the learning of students, colleagues, and other health professionals in EM principles and practice.
- Punctuality, arrives prepared
- Appropriate dress, humor and behavior
- Patient advocacy efforts
- Treats symptoms appropriately
- Timely completion of medical records
- Handles information with confidentiality
- Introduces self, shakes hands
- Accepts responsibility and feedback
- Discusses death sensitively
- Interpersonal Skills - Interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals.
- Teamwork building
- Rapid chart documentation
- Non-verbal communication
- Unique patient encounter situations
- System-based Practice - System-based practice as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of health care systems and the ability to effectively mobilize system resources to provide optimal care.
Photo: ICEP Academic Forum at Presence Resurrection Medical Center, 2006.