Louisiana state university health science center new orleans emergency medicine residency program policies to supplement lsuhsc house officer manual

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OB-GYN ROTATION at Chabert For Emergency Medicine Residents

You are scheduled for LSU OB at Chabert:


Director: Dr. Brent Hemelt, Chief OB/GYN @ Chabert 

OB Contact Person:  Tammy Pellegrini (tpell1@lsuhsc.edu)  985-873-2285

Apartment information:  Georgette Hartman (ghartm1@lsuhsc.edu)  985-873-1285


Housing: One bedroom furnished apartments are available for your use. Kitchen utensils are furnished; there are sheets on the bed, and a limited number of towels available in each apartment. You are responsible for leaving housing in good condition with sheets and towels washed when you leave. You are encouraged to make use of the apartment, particularly when you are post-call.

Directions:  The hospital is located at 1978 Industrial Blvd. The hospital directions include a warning to be careful as this entrance has two lanes of traffic and other vehicles cross in front of each other without realizing it. Allow an hour and a half travel time the first time you make the trip.  General directions: 


1.  Take I-10 west for 13 miles  (out past the airport)

2.  Exit onto I-310 south to Houma/Boutte and go 12 miles 

3.  Exit onto Highway 90 west to Houma (for 22 miles)

4.  Exit (go left) 182 (Houma) on LA-182W/US-90-BR W and go 3.6 miles

5.  Turn left at LA-3087 S and go 5 miles

6.  Continue on Prospect Blvd 1.1 miles

7. Turn left at Grand Caillou Rd/LA-57 and go 0.7 miles

8.  Turn right at Industrial Blvd.
For assistance along the way, call Maddy Pitre (985-873-1265) of Liz Ferguson (985-873-1207)


Learning Modules:  You must complete the following learning modules and take the post-test within 2 weeks of completing the rotation.  You may complete them as early as you like and the tests are open book.  You must achieve 80% to get credit for completing the modules.  The learning modules can be found under the Home Study link on the LSUEM residency page.  The tests will be available on ResidencyPartner, but you can also email your answers to Kathy Whittington (klwhit@lsuhsc.edu)  if you have trouble accessing RP.


Modules:   1.  Early Pregnancy Emergencies     2.  2nd & 3rd Trimester Emergencies


LSU Emergency Medicine Residency Program

OBGYN Rotation
What follows are the goals and objectives for the OBGYN rotation, that will range from a 2 week to 1 month rotation, as assigned by the Program Director. The rotation will take place at University Hospital. The year of training is assigned in the PGY1 year but may include PGY 1-5.

Gain expertise in the management of obstetrical and gynecological emergencies. Learn the priorities and procedures of labor and delivery. Become an integral part of the OBGYN team and respond to deliveries along with junior, senior and staff OBGYN’s. Gain exposure to OR sterile techniques and surgical techniques.


  • The educational goals include gaining knowledge about the progression of normal labor, delivery and immediate post-partum care. The resident will also gain expertise in the initial management of gynecological emergencies.

  • Participate in daily teaching rounds

  • Evaluate OBGYN patients in the Emergency Department

  • Participate in OBGYN Procedures, both in the OR and in Labor and Delivery: the ACGME recommends that you document participation in 10 vaginal deliveries.

  • Participate in the routine care of OBGYN patients

  • Participate in consults to the OBGYN Service

  • Follow inpatient OBGYN patients through discharge, including discharge planning

The clinical and didactic experiences used to meet those objectives included daily patient care of OBGYN patients, along with bedside teaching. The rotating resident is encouraged to attend lectures pertaining to the care of the OBGYN patient. This rotation experience is part of the greater emergency medicine curriculum, also including weekly didactics (part of the overall didactic curriculum).

The feedback mechanisms and methods used to evaluate the performance of the resident include an end of rotation global evaluation. Immediate feedback may also be given to the resident, and any significant problems will be discussed during the rotation with the LSU EM administration.
The resources and facilities in the institution that will be available to each resident include computer access to Up To Date and the LSU Library services, including current texts in OBGYN and emergency medicine. The residents will have access to the resources of the hospital including call rooms, the LSU Medical Library, Hospital medical texts, medical records and the cafeteria.
The clinical experiences, duties and responsibilities the resident will have on the rotation: Residents will act as a part of the OBGYN team under the supervision of a staff physician. The residents will participate in the initial management and care of OBGYN patients.
The relationship that will exist between emergency medicine residents and faculty on the service: The overall goals of resident education and patient care will govern the relationship between faculty and residents. Residents will receive 24 hour supervision while on the rotation. All patient care and medical charts will be reviewed and signed by the OBGYN faculty daily and prior to patient discharge.
Duty hours for this rotation will not exceed an average of 80hrs/week, call not longer than 24 consecutive hours and will include 1 in 7 days off.
This rotation summary has been reviewed and agreed to by the service director and LSU Program Director.

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