Undergraduate Medical Education

Clinical Skills Lab

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Clinical Skills Lab

  • Daryl Lofaso, Ph.D., RRT, CHSE
    Skills Lab Course Director
  • 504-568-4006
  • 504-599-1453
  • 2020 Gravier Street, Suite 602
    New Orleans, LA 70112

CSI 102 – Skills Lab # 4

Emergency Assessment (Required)

OBJECTIVES/COMPETENCIES At the end of this lab, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and review vital signs abnormalities in temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure.

  • Demonstrate the ability to generate differential diagnosis using illness script from altered vital signs and patient presentation/past medical history/symptoms.

  • Recognize patterns of vital sign abnormalities - stable, guarded, and unstable.

Read and review all of the previous skills lab notes referencing basic life support, vital signs and cardiac monitoring prior to the session.  All of the CSI Small Group exercises related to “The Approach to Diagnosis” will help when answering the pretest and group practical quiz. Also, review the PowerPoint presentation on Skills Lab 4, which may be printed out as a handout.  Take online pre-test prior to the "Zoom" scheduled review: pretest, discussion, and question/answer. After the Zoom session, student groups will attend a scheduled lab session for a procedure demonstration and practice. Students will report to the Skills Lab to demonstrate the procedure/skill on either an anatomical model or patient simulator.

Also, there will be a Group Practical Quiz and case discussion with this skills lab session.

EQUIPMENT: Stethoscope
DRESS: Comfortable clothes


Updated: 7/21/21


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