COD 12

COD 12: Leading the inpatient team

Key Features

  • This EPA focuses on the efficient leadership of an inpatient service in the role of the senior resident.
  • This includes organizing and delegating the daily workload for the medical team, working effectively with the interprofessional team, coordinating patient management and discharge plans and using available resources judiciously.
  • At this stage, this EPA does not include the role of the most responsible physician for medical decisions.
  • The observation of this EPA is not based on a single patient encounter, but rather on the resident performance over a period of at least one week.

Assessment Plan

Direct and indirect observation by supervisor, of at least one week of clinical activity, with input from other team members and health professionals (nurse, clinical assistant, other health professionals, other residents or students)

Use form 1.

Collect 2 observations.

CanMEDS milestones

  1. L 4.1 Manage time and prioritize tasks
  2. COL 1.2 Delegate responsibilities to members of the health care team appropriate to their scope of practice and level of expertise
  3. COL 1.3 Communicate effectively with physicians and other health care professionals
  4. ME 1.3 Apply a broad base and depth of knowledge to manage the breadth of pediatric patient presentations
  5. ME 4.1 Determine the need for and timing of referral to another health care professional
  6. HA 1.1 Facilitate timely access to services and resources in the health and/or social system(s)
  7. L 2.1 Allocate health care resources for optimal patient care
  8. ME 4.1 Coordinate investigation, treatment and follow-up when multiple physicians and health care professionals are involved
  9. P 1.1 Respond punctually to requests from patients or other health care professionals
  10. P 1.1 Exhibit appropriate professional behaviours
  11. P 2.2 Demonstrate a commitment to patient safety and quality improvement
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