DAOM Fellow Newsletter | 7/13/19
DAOM Clinical Rounds Updates
Summer Quarter 2019
July 2019
Healers. Teachers. Leaders.
(Contact First Name) 

Welcome to the SUMMER QUARTER DAOM CLINICAL ROUNDS NEWSLETTER.  An important part of the DAOM Program is that every fellow takes a lead in determining their educational and professional goals. The DAOM Clinical Rounds allows fellows to work closely with the DAOM Clinical Advisor on advance topics and a team based approach to healthcare.

After a review of the DAOM Clinic and a discussion with the clinic staff, we need to go over the following items for the Spring Quarter.

In the Newsletter we're going to go over:
  • CNT, OSHA, and Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Clinical Rounds Registration
  • Safety and CNT
  • Dress Code
  • IDs
  • Cleaning Rooms
  • Physical Exam Skills
  • Required Equipment
  • CPR and First-Aid
  • Malpractice

As a reminder please read the whole email so that you don't miss any important details. This is where we will include useful links and other information. If you think something is missing that should be included in the newsletter please let us know.


The DAOM Program Office
Clinical Rounds Registration Form
Clinic Rounds Registration
The Summer Quarter Rounds registration is now available below. All DAOM Fellows need to use the form to request their shift night (Thursday or Friday) and dates. This includes out-of-state fellows, so we can make sure we accurately schedule the shifts.

Students not on the schedule may be sent home, so please make sure that you signup below.
Priority Registrations
Due to teaching and safety issues in the clinic, the maximum number of students per shift is capped at 6. What this means is that for DAOM Weekends, priority for the shifts will go to students from out-of-state, and then based on seniority.

Fellows that live in Southern California may request to be scheduled on the DAOM Weekends if there are extenuating circumstances that create a conflict in scheduling and can only come DAOM weekends with the approval of Dr. MoraMarco and Dr. Kim. 

As noted in the Registration form Clinical rounds shifts are capped at 6 student on a given shift and priority is given to fellows traveling the greatest distance for the program. Please contact them as soon as possible to ensure a space on DAOM weekends. Please note that Fellows must get final approval from Dr. MoraMarco and Dr. Kim before attending on DAOM weekend, credit will not be given for attendance on those dates without prior approval from the Deans.
OSHA, Clean Needle Techniques, and Blood Borne Pathogens
DAOM Fellows are required to follow OSHA and Blood Borne Pathogen protocols, including CNT protocols as outlined in the CLEAN NEEDLE TECHNIQUE MANUAL 7TH EDITION.

DAOM Fellows that were trained and certified in older editions are responsible for reading and following the most recent edition and updates. Any DAOM fellow that is found to be in violation of CNT or OSHA standards will be referred to the Dean of Clinical Education. Repeated or series violations will result in disciplinary action. 

CNT Manual, CNT Review Course, CNT Full Course

Here is the link to review the most recent edition of the CNT manual, as well as the CNT Review Course and CNT Full Course.

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Rolling Metal Carts
Some rooms, including Rooms 18 and 5, have rolling metal carts. DAOM Fellows may use these carts to setup clean fields and roll them to the treatment table to minimize movement and accidents.
Metal Cart
Recommendations for Clinic
Portable sharps containers are available. These should be used to prevent excess movement and accidents when disposing of used needles.
biohazard sharps
Cleaning Rooms
Rooms need to be cleaned at the end of each shift. This includes returning furniture to original positions, returning equipment carts to storage, emptying trashcans, and picking up any trash.
Clinic Charting Guidelines
Clinic Charting Guidelines
Patient charts are a legal document and as such serves as a validation for services rendered. Inadequate charting can result in improper treatment or poor documentation of treatment rendered. So charting must be done in an accurate, concise, legible and well-ordered manner.

To review the SOAP Guidelines, please see below.
Human fill a Patient SOAP note sheet_ stethoscope on corkwood background. Flat lay.

Emperor's College SOAP Notes A brief overview Janel Gehrke LAc, DAOM Fellow C15

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Physical Examination Skills
Physical Examination Skills
DAOM Fellows are expected to have basic competency in physical exam skills from prior master's program training, including taking vitals. For example, DAOM fellows are expected to be able to manually take blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, and temperature. 

Fellows should refer to the following manuals to review physical examination skills:

-Abbott H. Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals. [N.p.]: M&K Publishing; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e600xww&AN=1518639&site=ehost-live. Accessed March 19, 2019. (Available free on EBSCO HOST)
-Bickley LS, Szilagyi PG, Boshkov L. Bates’ guide to physical examination and history-taking with access code. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; October 25, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-1609137625 (Available for purchase in the bookstore or at https://www.amazon.com/Bates-Guide-Physical-Examination-History-Taking/dp/1609137620/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1476135054&sr=8-6&keywords=bates+pocket+guide+to+physical+examination+and+history+taking)
-UCSD's Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine. Meded.ucsd.edu. https://meded.ucsd.edu/clinicalmed/. Published 2019. Accessed March 20, 2019. (Free website with physical examination resources)

If necessary, DAOM Fellows should review physical examination resources and practice the skills with other fellows. 
acupuncture clinic
CPR/AED and First-Aid
DAOM Fellows must maintain current CPR/AED AND FIRST-AID Certifications throughout the program, and must be carried with me at all times in the clinic.

You need to have both CPR/AED AND FIRST-AID. BLS is awesome, but it is only CPR. If you have a BLS CPR cert, remember you will also need a First-Aid certification. 

American Heart Association (AHA)

We are the world leader in CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training and education. Use the Find a Course tool to find instructor-led CPR and First Aid training classes at a training center near you.

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American Red Cross (ARC)

Sign up for one of our top Red Cross programs. Classes include First Aid, AED, BLS, CPR, EMR, swimming, water safety, babysitting, child care, and more!

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Clinic Dress Code
Lab Coats
Students must provide their own white lab/clinic coat. It must be worn at all times while attending and working in various clinical settings. Lab coats are an expression of professionalism and hygiene and not a fashion statement. Students are responsible for cleaning and maintaining their lab coat in a professional manner. Interns, observers, dispensary staff, lab students or clinic supervisors cannot work in the clinic without a lab coat. Lab coats should not be worn in bathrooms, kitchen, or anywhere outside the clinic, according to OSHA. No exceptions.

Dress Code
Professional appearing dresses, skirts, blouses, dress slacks for women; dress slacks, dress shirts for men. Black scrubs are also allowed. Clean dress shoes only, no thongs, athletic shoes, or sandals. Boots are permitted if the entire portion of the boot above the ankle is completely and permanently covered. No scarves, jeans, miniskirts, shorts, tank tops, tai chi/workout/yoga attire, or sweat suits. No excessive makeup, long fingernails, cologne, aftershave or perfume. No political or advertising buttons. 

Black scrubs are also allowed and lab coats must still be worn.
Black Scrubs
All interns and observers must wear their student ID at all times while in the clinic. These IDs must be clearly visible and without markings or defacement. Failure to bring the ID may result in a warning for professional conduct.

Required Clinic Equipment
Clinic Carts
The DAOM Clinic provides 2 equipment carts with equipment and supplies for the DAOM Clinic. DAOM Fellows are required to have the following equipment with them in the clinic.

Fellows are expected to return all equipment to the carts at the end of each shift. Email Jeni (jguerrero@emperors.edu) to replace or restock any equipment.

DAOM Fellows that are treating may also bring additional equipment that they may prefer or be comfortable with.
DAOM Fellows are required to bring the following equipment at a minimum:
  • White Lab Coat (worn)
  • Stethoscope
  • Student ID with barcodes (worn)
  • watch with second hand or digital display of seconds
  • Notebook or clipboard
Standing Announcements (in case your missed it)
Clinical Hours and SAP
There are three requirements to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Completion of scheduled program requirements.
  • Successful completion of the Capstone Project proposal by the end of 1st year (12-month period from start date).
  • Quarterly successful completion of all scheduled Medical Presentations and Clinical Rounds,
  • Quarterly successful completion of a minimum of 50 clinical hours of either Mentorship, Preceptorship, Service Learning).
  • Maintain the minimum required GPA:
  • Minimum quarterly grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Adherence to the attendance policy.

The SAP can be reviewed in the Student Handbook ( https://www.emperors.edu/publications/
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Summer Quarter 2019 Applications
Approval of DAOM Clinical Projects
Below is the Clinical Project Application for the SUMMER QUARTER. Please complete and submit the application ASAP.

All DCEP Projects (Mentorships, Preceptorships, and Service Learning) Projects receive approval before the start of the Projects. Signatures will be processed using DocuSign.
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Spring Quarter 2019 Evaluations
Approval of DAOM Clinical Projects
Here are the forms to log your DCEP hours (Mentorships, Preceptorships, and Service) Learning as part of you clinical hours for the SPRING QUARTER 2019.

Use the Application Form to register your Mentorship, Preceptorship, or Service Learning Project.

Use the Evaluations Form to log your hours for you ongoing or finalized projects.

Please register and log any projects you may have completed ASAP.
Choose your option below
Resources and Important Links
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