Educational Objectives (PGY 1-2)
- Describe the mechanisms of normal wound healing and outline factors that impair normal wound healing.
- Describe the different types of soft tissue wounds and their management, including lacerations, abrasions, contusions, avulsions, clean and contaminated wounds.
- Recognize the most appropriate closure for a given skin defect, including: primary closure, skin graft, flap, with focus on cranial and spinal wounds
- Assess and manage patients with peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes
- Assess and manage patients with peripheral nerve tumours
- Assess and manage patients with trauma of the peripheral nerves and brachial plexus
- Perform the following skills:
- Repair all types of skin/scalp lacerations.
- Participate in Carpal tunnel release surgery (open and/or endoscopic)
- Establish therapeutic relationships with patients and their families in the clinic, emergency room and on the inpatient units.
- Communicate effectively with patients and families in order to obtain through, focused histories during patient care encounters
- Present consultations including detailed history, physical exam and findings of investigations to senior residents and attending staff.
- Document consultations including history, physical examination, findings of investigations and outline of the management plan (both written and dictated as appropriate).
- Update patients and family relevant information regarding their condition and management plan with appropriate supervision
- Work/collaborate effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary care team, fostering a positive team environment
- Consult other medical and surgical specialities appropriately in the care of the patients
- Demonstrate a safe and accurate written and/or verbal handover of patient issues to colleagues
- Listen and respond appropriately to concerns of other health care providers
- Manage own time, education and personal life to ensure balanced lifestyle
- Recognize and respond to determinants of health in plastic surgery patients including smoking, diet and socio-economic status
- Facilitate return of patient to community/alternate care environments in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team and advocate for access to resources
- Actively participate in weekly rounds/educational activities
- Identify and seek out personal learning needs related to cases encountered on the plastic surgery service
- Facilitate patient, student and peer learning
- Foster collegial relationships with staff and residents, neuroscience nurses and other allied health professionals
- Exhibit appropriate professional behaviors in practice, including honesty, integrity, commitment, compassion, timeliness, respect and altruism
- Show appropriate respect for opinions of other health care providers
- Be able to appraise and identify own limits with respect to knowledge and patient care, and when to ask for assistance and consult effectively.