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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MPA 615 - Acute Care Preceptorship

4.00 credits.
Students will complete a 4-week community based clinical preceptorship designed to enhance student competence in the delivery of healthcare across the lifespan for patients in an urgent, emergent, critical care, trauma, or acute surgical setting which includes exposure to the Emergency Department. Emphasis will be placed on developing an increased understanding of critical vs noncritical patient presentations and methods for evaluation and stabilization in acute, life-threatening events. Students will observe and assist in clinical procedures, giving them the experience necessary to evaluate, treat, and refer patients appropriately. Students will participate in history-taking, physical examination, assessment, formulating a problem list, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, developing a treatment plan, and completing medical documentation appropriately. Students will gain further experience functioning as a part of a healthcare team through preceptor presentation and expanding on effective communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers. *Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all didactic coursework.