Welcome to General Pediatrics at Evanston NorthShore Hospital! Along with your inpatient rotations at Comer, Evanston’s General Pediatrics inpatient rotation will help round out your exposure to some of the most common illnesses seen in Pediatrics. While on this service you will round with Pediatric Hospitalists and Private Practice Primary Care Pediatricians. You will work with Pediatric sub-specialists from Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, and Neurology as consulting services and as the primary service caring for their patients while hospitalized.


Contacts

Before Your Rotation

  • Review the Goals and Objectives
  • Receive written and verbal sign-out from previous residents
  • Ensure that NorthShore Epic training has been completed online
  • On your first day, contact Epic Support or IT in order to have them assist with logging in/setting up Epic

Schedule

  • Rotation available to PL-2 and PL-3 residents
  • Team consists of an attending hospitalist, two pediatric residents, a family medicine intern, and medical students
  • Q4 call, split between the two pediatric residents and hospitalist attendings
  • Days off are always on Saturdays or Sundays on which you are neither on call nor post-call

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The team typically consists of a PL-2 and PL-3
  • The PL-3 acts in a supervisory role while the PL2 carries patients but assumes leadership when the PL-3 is post-call or off
  • PL-2s should carry patients along with the family medicine intern
  • PL-2 and PL-3 resident responsibilities:
    • Supervise and teach the interns and medical students
    • Examine all patients daily prior to rounds
    • Contact patients’ Primary Care Pediatricians for each patient on admission and on discharge
    • Contact the hospitalist for every admission, discharge, and change in clinical status
    • Consult on pediatric patients in the Emergency Department as requested by ED providers (under the supervision of the attending hospitalist, residents should obtain history from ED providers and patients/caregivers, examine patients, contact Primary Care Pediatrician, recommend testing and disposition, and write consult notes)
    • Attend all education activities including Microbiology Rounds, Community Teaching Rounds and Comer teleconferences

Locations

NorthShore Evanston Hospital

Team generally works in call room at the end of the hall on the 3rd floor corridor. Take Elevator F to the third floor.