- Log in to the Clinical Rotation Evaluation and Documentation Organizer (CREDO) using your school email address and the password you were assigned for this project; change your password after your first login.
- Adjust your Rotation and Site as needed via the 'Account' option on the left menu.
Fulfilling Learning Objectives
- The Learning Objectives defined by the school can be fulfilled by an appropriate clinical diagnosis or procedural experience (via a logged ICD code). As clinical experiences are logged, they will automatically check off appropriate Learning Objectives.
- A Learning Objective can also be fulfilled by a Reading or Lecture as entered by the student. It can also be fulfilled by specifying a unique diagnostic or procedure code that is not currently on the fulfillment list.
Logging Clinical Experiences
- For each patient encounter, please create a new encounter entry. This begins with specifying a New Patient, and providing patient gender and age, the encounter environment by selecting either “Hospital” or “Ambulatory”, and any free text notes. Save this.
- Then add a Primary Diagnosis for this patient encounter, save it, and then you can enter additional diagnoses, procedures, and drugs (via ICD codes) that are associated with that primary diagnosis for a given patient encounter.
- There are several entry methods: Keyword Search, Hierarchical Categories, Top 25, and Recent Entries. Most students use the Keyword Search to enter a diagnosis; alternatively the Top 25 provides the most frequent diagnoses encountered in a given rotation. Since procedures and drugs are associated with a given Primary Diagnosis (and additional diagnoses that can be added), the Top 25 then includes the most frequent procedures or drugs associated with a given diagnosis. During a rotation, you may see patients that are similar; speed your entries using “Recent Entries.”
- For each diagnosis or procedure entry, you must input at least three digits of specificity; when searching, more digits may automatically be provided.
- After each diagnosis or procedure entry, they are automatically checked to see if they qualify to fulfill Learning Objective for your rotation, and if so, you will be notified. You can also go to the My Learning Objectives page of the dashboard to review your progress.
- Optionally enter notes for patients, diagnoses, procedures or drugs; never enter any Patient Identifiable Information (PII). This can help your recall of a case, and help those studying your entries to identify possible new diseases, traits, public health issues, etc…
- Once you have submitted all the diagnoses, procedures, and drugs for a given patient encounter, you can enter a new patient, or go back to the list of patient encounters, where you can review and also edit any of your previous patient encounters.
- Review, interact, and edit your Learning Objective, diagnosis, procedure, and drug entries from various pages in the Dashboard.
- The My Learning Objectives, My Entries, and other summary pages in the dashboard will be particularly useful for you to review your progress, and to stimulate learning dialogs between you and your preceptor.
Use the 'Support' option on the right menu to review instructions, report bugs, usability issues, and suggestions.
About the Clinical Learning Management System
The goal of this system to track clinical learning progress in real-time and provide an environment where students, preceptors, and administrators can engage in a meaningful dialog to make adjustments to maximize the learning experience. This is accomplished by capturing the breadth, depth, and frequency of various patient encounters you experience during your clinical rotations and using these experiences to fulfill Learning Objectives defined by the school. The Learning Objectives can also be fulfilled by Readings and Lectures, which are also captured. It is important that you record all applicable diagnoses, procedures, and drugs as they accumulate for each patient during each of their visits or admissions. Please also record any free text notes in unique situations and as a memory trigger for future discussions with your preceptor, but never enter any patient identifiable information. Please be thorough, for you will later be questioned about your experiences.
This information is valuable to you, for it will document your total clinical experience, thus aiding you now by giving you instantaneous assessment of your progress, and, in the future, new quantitative documentation for residency applications and interviews. It aids the school, by allowing us to understand your individual and class training, and make adjustments so you are optimally prepared for your profession. It also aids the community, for information you record reflects the instantaneous public health status in the vicinity of the hospitals and clinics where you visited your patients.
If you navigate away from this page, any unsubmitted data will be lost.
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