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New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504-568-4006
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Clinical Skills Integration (CSI) - Skills Lab (SL) Policies (COVID – 19)

Attendance:

  1. Attendance to CSI Skills Lab – “Zoom” session: pretest review, discussion, and question/answer.
  2. Pretest must be completed prior to the CSI-SL scheduled “Zoom” session.  If not, student will receive a “0” for that pretest. 
  3. Student attendance to group scheduled CSI SL – “Skills Check” required.
  4. Students required to wear a facial covering and will have their temperature checked prior to participating in the CSI – SL Skills Check session.
  5. Students who report late to the Skills Lab will be unable to participate and either required to attend another scheduled session or complete a research paper.
  6. A completed pre-test is required for the student (ticket into class) to attend a SL – “Skills Check” session. 
  7. 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 Course Director to confirm all changes. 
  8. Students who fail to attend their scheduled SL – Skills Check session for a family emergency or for medical reasons must email the Course Director as soon as possible and request to attend another session.
  9. Due to scheduling difficulties, not all SL sessions have make-up sessions.  Students who miss their scheduled/make-up session will be required to complete a research paper if no additional session is available. If a student misses a session, they must have an excuse that is acceptable to Student Affairs.  Student Affairs will determine if it is an excused or unexcused absence. 
    • If Student Affairs decides it is an excused absence, the student will be given an assignment by the course director.  This will be a research paper on a topic related to the missed lab session topic. If the assignment is not turned in by the due date, the student will be given a Physicianship Enhancement Form (PEF).  
    • If Student Affairs decides it is an unexcused absence, then the student will receive a PEF if they do not attend the session.

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.  Student must obtain a score > 70% on all pretests to pass the course.  Students will have three attempts to take pretest.  There are 2 pretests over the duration of the FALL semester- all questions are of equal value. 

CSI 102 - Skills Lab Pre/Practical Tests counts for 10% of the CSI 102 (Spring) final grade.  Students must obtain a score > 70% on all pretest/practical-test.  There is 1 pretest 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. A student who receives a grade of Fail on both pretests will receive a grade of Fail for the CSI – Skills Lab course. 

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

CSI 201 - SL Pre/Practical test:  Pass or Fail grade.  Students must obtain a score > 70% on all pretest/practical to pass the course.  Students will have three attempts to take pretest.  There are 3 pretests and 1 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.  Students must obtain a score > 70% on all pretest/practical to pass the course.  Students will have three attempts to take pretest.  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. A student who receives a grade of Fail on both pretests will receive a grade of Fail for the CSI – Skills Lab course. 

CSI – SL 100’s and 200’s Professionalism Scor e: (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 for a Family/Medical emergency - 10 points deduction per event. 
  2. Arrival to scheduled CSI-SL late - student required to attend another group session - 5 points deduction per event.
  3. 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 fail 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.  The paper must be completed by the date assigned by the CSI-SL Course Director or prior to attending the student’s next scheduled lab session. 
     
  2. Further unexcused absences from the CSI-SL are grounds to fail the CSI-SL course.

BLS (AHA Healthcare Provider/HeartCode) CSI-Skills Lab 

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

  1. If 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 students have a current BLS card throughout their medical education.
  2. If 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 to the Course Director. 
  3. All the above information must be given to the CSI-SL Course Director 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 / HeartCode (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. 

LSU Health New Orleans – Needle Stick Injury

  1. Wash and clean injury/flush mucous membranes immediately.
  2. Assess risk
    1. Characterize exposure
    2. Evaluate exposure by medical history (see attached questionnaire)
    3. 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 judgment. For assistance, please contact the Center for Disease Control at 1-888-232-6348 or Dr. Lauren Davis of Student Health (504) 525-4839.

see chancellor's memorandum: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/administration/cm/cm-25.pdf

Email

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

Updated: 7/15/20