Supervision and Scope of Practice Policy
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Reason for Policy
Last Updated: 12/15/2016
Responsible University Office:
Medical Student Education
Responsible University Administrator
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education
Phase III Dean
|RESPONSIBLE||Antwione Haywood, Educational Policy Sub-committee Chair, 317-278-2891, email@example.com|
|ACCOUNTABLE||Alan Ladd, Curriculum Council Steering Committee Co- Chair, 317-274-4682, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SUPPORT||Educational Policy Sub-committee members
Colleen O’Brien, email@example.com
|CONSULT||Joseph Scodro, Deputy General Counsel, (317) 274-5277, firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Policy Sub-committee members
Curriculum Council Steering Committee Chair
|INFORM||Educational Policy Sub-committee members
Andy Foster, IUSM Website, email@example.com
9.3 Clinical Supervision of Medical Students
Any individual, student, faculty member, administrator, staff member, group or committee involved in clinical learning situations involving patient care.
All medical students participating in required educational experiences are engaged in educational environments where they are supervised by members of the faculty, and/or where present, residents. Faculty and residents are prepared for their roles as educators, and are aware of the educational program objectives and the generally expected limitations of medical student ability by level. All medical students perform medical activities within their approved scope of practice and must seek assistance if faced with a medical circumstance that is beyond their skill level or comfort.
Adherence to this policy is monitored by CCSC, reviewed on a biannual basis, and modified as appropriate.
Reason for Policy
To ensure that medical students in clinical learning situations involving patient care are appropriately supervised at all times to ensure patient and student safety.
Approved by CCSC on 11/29/2016
In addition to all components of the history and physical examination, medical students may perform any of the following without direct (in room) supervision once capable of doing them, and with the knowledge and consent of an immediate supervising health care provider.
|Blood collection: arterial, venous, or capillary|
|Incision & Drainage of superficial wound|
|Injections: intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal, intravenous|
|Insert peripheral intravenous catheter|
|Foley catheter insertion (male and female)|
|Nasogastric tube insertion|
|Pap Smear, cervical culture, wet prep|
|Suture simple laceration|
|Suture or staple removal|
Required Clinical Experiences Policy
|Policy; Compliance||Graham Carlos, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Changes/Updates||Neelum Safdar||(317) email@example.com|
|Technical Assistance||Joel Smith||(317) firstname.lastname@example.org|
Approved by CCSC: 11/29/2016