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Clinical Skills Integration (CSI) - Skills Lab (SL) Policies

Attendance

  1. Attendance at all scheduled Skills Lab is required.
  2. Students who report late to the Skills Lab will not be allowed to participate.  They will be required to attend another scheduled session or complete a research paper.
  3. A completed and printed pre-test is required for the student (ticket into class) to attend a SL session.  Students who fail to complete or bring a printed pre-test will not be allowed to participate.  They will be required to attend another scheduled session or complete a research paper.
  4. Students must turn in a completed pre-test with their name in the space provided. If a student copies the work of a colleague, both students will be subject to disciplinary actions.  
  5. Students who are unable to attend their scheduled SL due to prior commitments should make arrangements to switch labs sessions with a classmate in another group.  An email must be sent to the SL instructor to confirm all changes. 
  6. Students who fail to attend their scheduled SL session for a family emergency or for medical reasons must email the SL instructor as soon as possible and request to attend another session. 
  7. Due to scheduling difficulties, not all SL sessions have make-up sessions.  Students who miss their scheduled session will be required to complete a research paper if no make-up session is available.   

 

CSI - SL Grading Policy

CSI-101 and 102 Pre/Practical Test : (50% of total grade)

CSI 101 - Skills Lab Pre-Test: Pass or Fail grade.  Must obtain a score > 70% on all pretest to pass the course.  There are 2 pretests over the duration of the FALL semester- all questions are of equal value. 

CSI 102 - Skills Lab Pre/Post: Pass or Faill grade.  Must obtain a score  > 70% score on all pretest/practical-test.  There is 1pretest and 1 group practical quiz over the duration of the SPRING semester- all questions are of equal value. 

When calculating the final grade for the CSI-Skills Lab 101 or 102: the total number of correct pre and/or practical test questions divided by the total number of available questions.

 

CSI-SL 201 and 202 Pre/Practical Test : (50% of total grade)

CSI 201 - SL Pre/Practical test:  Pass or Fail grade.  Must obtain a score > 70% on all pretest/pratical to pass the course.  There are 4 pretests and 2 group practical quizzes over the duration of the FALL semester- all questions are of equal value.

CSI-202 – SL Pre/Practical test: Pass or Fail grade.  Must obtain a score > 70% on all pretest/practical to pass the course.  There are 4 pretests and 1 group practical quizzes over the duration of the SPRING semester - all questions are of equal value.

When calculating the final grade for the CSI-Skills Lab 201 or 202: the total number of correct pre and/or practical test questions divided by the total number of available questions.

 

CSI – SL 100’s and 200’s Professionalism Score: (50% of total grade)

Each student starts with a Professionalism Score totaling 100 points.  Below is a list of possible deductions for a student displaying poor professionalism. 

  1. Missed scheduled CSI-SL without prior notification or a Family/Medical emergency - 10 points deduction per event. 
  2. Arrival to scheduled CSI-SL late - student required to attend another group's session - 5 points deduction per event.
  3. Reporting to the CSI-SL without a completed pretest and remaining in lab session without notifying the lab instructor - 10 points deduction per event.  
  4. Failure to complete a CSI-SL pretest online prior to scheduled lab session- 15 points deduction per event.
  5. Failure to complete a CSI-SL make-up assignment (research paper) on time - 20 points deduction point deduction per event. 
  6. Failure to complete a make-up assignment (research paper) - fail Clinical Skills Integration (100's or 200's) course.

 

Missed Make-up CSI 100's or 200's - Skills Lab

  1. Students who fails to attend an assigned CSI-SL session will be required to write a research paper on a related topic.  The paper must be five to seven typed (doubled space) pages in length and have at least three (3) references cited.  Five multiple-choice questions that relate to the research topic should be provided at the end of the paper.  The multiple choice questions must be single best answer with five choices (‘all of the above’ or ‘multiple correct answer’ questions are not acceptable). 
     
  2. The paper must be completed by due date assigned by the CSI-SL instructor or prior to attending the student’s next scheduled lab session. 
     
  3. Further unexcused absences from the CSI-SL are grounds to fail the CSI course.

 

BLS (AHA Healthcare Provider) CSI-Skills Lab 

The policy for current BLS (AHA Healthcare Provider) cardholder: 
 

  1. If a student’s BLS (AHA Healthcare Provider) card will expire before December 1st of their sophomore year, the student is required to attend BLS training in the CSI-SL 101 (CSI-SL: BLS).  This policy will insure that the medical student has a current BLS card throughout their medical education.
  2. If a student’s BLS (AHA Healthcare Provider) card will expire after December 1st of their sophomore year, the student is not required to attend CSI-SL 101: BLS.  However, the student is required to provide a copy of their BLS card. 
  3. All the above information must be given to the CSI-SL instructor prior to the student’s assigned CSI-SL 101 BLS session.  If a student does not comply with the above course requirements, the student will be required to attend CSI-SL 101: BSL or another AHA Healthcare Provider (BLS) course. 
  4. All medical students are responsible for maintaining a current BLS (AHA Healthcare Provider) card throughout their medical education.
  5. Students who are BLS Instructors may be asked to assist teaching their classmates in lieu of attending CSI-SL 101: BLS. 

 

LSUHSC Needle Stick Exposure Policy

In Case of Needle Stick Injury:

  1. Wash and clean injury / flush mucous membranes immediately.
  2. Assess Risk

    A. Characterize exposure

    B. Evaluate exposure by medical history (see below link)

    C. Evaluate and test exposed individuals

  3. Perform quick HIV test - This test is usually available at your nearest hospital ER.  The rapid HIV test should be performed on the source patient.
  4. Decide whether or not prophylaxis is needed. 

The decision to initiate post exposure prophylaxis is a clinical judgement.  For assistance, please contact the Center for Disease Control at 1-888-232-6348 or Dr. Angela McLean of Student Health (504) 525-4839 or Pager (504) 679-8257. 

LSUHSC Needle Stick Exposure Link:

www.lsuhsc.edu/orgs/studenthealth/needlestickinjury.aspx

 

Email

The CSI-SL Instructor will communicate with students via email.  This includes notification of schedule changes, make-up labs or other course requirements.   

(Updated: 7/19/2016)