The overall purpose of the Hematology-Oncology Inpatient Ward Rotation is to train residents to competently care for complicated, hospitalized patients presenting with acute signs and symptoms of leukemia or aggressive lymphoma, undergoing treatment with inpatient treatment protocols, or experiencing cancer treatment-related side effects. They will learn to recognize the common presenting signs and symptoms of oncologic emergencies, to perform the standard diagnostic evaluation to better define the causative disorder and implement early intervention and longer-term management, to provide supportive care for malignancies and common toxicities of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and to participate in the team approach to the transition of terminal patients to palliative care.
Goals & Objectives
Before You Start
- Review the Hematology-Oncology Wards Orientation Packet: Hematology-Oncology Wards Orientation
- Review the Hematology-Oncology Wards Curriculum: Hem-Onc Wards curriculum
- Review your schedule on AMION, including days off. You should average one day off per week.
- Expect an email from the Chief Residents, which will include hand-off assignments.
- One day prior to your rotation, contact the outgoing housestaff for sign-out.
When You Start
- Receive hand-off from the cross-cover by meeting the Night Float Intern in the Resident Lounge from 6:30-7:00am.
- You can sign out to the respective Red or Blue night float intern at 4:00pm
- Make sure your pager is unforwarded!