Jan 11 and 12
Please download and review the class notes for session 1, the handouts on organ dissection and the handout on vital signs. The password for the files was emailed to you. Best to read these files before attending class. All files are posted below. Remember we meet at the Edward Plainfield ER Conference Rooms at 127st, just west of route 59.
Jan 25 and 26
In session 2 we will review Genetics, Cardiac Electrophysiology – The EKG,
Introduction to the Physical Exam, Pharmacology, Microbiology, and Virology. Our class experience is reading an actual EKG. Our group experience will be
performing a physical exam. Each group will have the contents of a “Doctor’s Black Bag”
including a thermometer, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, otoscope, ophalthmosocpe,
reflex hammer, tuning fork, pen light and tongue depressor. You will be examining each other.
For this session you need to read the “experience” handout for projects 1 through 7 and the class notes for session 2.
Feb 1 and 2
In session 3 we will review
Pathology & Virtual Autopsy,
Clinical Pathological Correlations,
Clinical Rotations and USMLE.
then Anesthesiology followed by
Injections, IV line placements, and
Intubation. Then we will review OB Gyne - see a NSVD and C-Section birth.
Feb 8 and 9
We will review Psychiatry, Radiology and Surgery
Read the “experience” handout for projects 8, 14, 15 and 16 and the class notes for session 4.
We will learn how to suture a laceration, tie knots and repair our hearts from session 1. You wil also have a chance to relook at
Feb 22 and 23
Our hands on projects are all on orthopedics.
1. Buddy tape fingers
2. Custom splint a finger
3. Custom posterior mold an elbow
4. Custom plaster cast a wrist
5. Custom plaster mold a foot slipper
Each group will decide who does which procedure, so everyone
has an opportunity. We will do these projects as a class.
If you have time, read experience 11 in the hand out and the class
notes for session 5 posted online.
If you choose to have your wrist casted you will need to stay
a little after class so I can remove the cast. You are welcomed
to keep it.
Please note that our last session (graduation) is 2 weeks later at
Edward Hospital Education Center located at
801 S. Washington Street, Naperville IL 60540.
Park at the south parking garage. We meet at the 3rd floor of the
Education Building. Look for the “A” elevators when you enter