Supervision and Scope of Practice Policy

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IUSM-PO-EDU-CUR-0004

Full Policy Contents

Scope
Policy Statement
Reason for Policy
Procedures

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Additional Contacts
Related Information
History

Effective: 10/25/16
Last Updated: 12/15/2016

Responsible University Office:
Medical Student Education

Responsible University Administrator
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education

Policy Contact:
Phase III Dean

RESPONSIBLE Antwione Haywood, Educational Policy Sub-committee Chair, 317-278-2891, haywooda@iu.edu
ACCOUNTABLE Alan Ladd, Curriculum Council Steering Committee Co- Chair, 317-274-4682, aladd@iupui.edu
SUPPORT Educational Policy Sub-committee members
Colleen O’Brien, colmobrie@iupui.edu
CONSULT Joseph Scodro, Deputy General Counsel, (317) 274-5277, jscodro@iu.edu
Educational Policy Sub-committee members
Curriculum Council Steering Committee Chair
INFORM Educational Policy Sub-committee members
Andy Foster, IUSM Website, fosteran@iu.edu

LCME Standards

9.3 Clinical Supervision of Medical Students


Scope

Any individual, student, faculty member, administrator, staff member, group or committee involved in clinical learning situations involving patient care.


Policy Statement

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.


Approval

Approved by CCSC on 11/29/2016


Procedures

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
EKG
Foley catheter insertion (male and female)
Nasogastric tube insertion
Pap Smear, cervical culture, wet prep
Local anesthesia
Suture simple laceration
Suture or staple removal
Ventilation (ambu-bag)

Related Information

Required Clinical Experiences Policy


Additional Contacts

Subject Contact Phone Email
Policy; Compliance Graham Carlos, MD wcarlos@iu.edu
Changes/Updates Neelum Safdar (317) 274-4742 nsafdar@iu.edu
Technical Assistance Joel Smith (317) 278-1762 joelsmit@iu.edu

History

Approved by CCSC: 11/29/2016
Revised: 12/13/2016

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