PRAC – 6665 Week 6: Eating, Sleeping, and Elimination Disorders
What do I have to do? When do I have to do it?
Review your Learning Resources. Days 1–7
Assignment 1: Clinical Hour and Patient Logs Record your clinical hours and patient encounters
in Meditrek by Day 7.
You are at the halfway point of your practicum and have now received feedback via your midterm clinical evaluation. Consider this feedback, as well as the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the quarter, and benchmark your progress thus far. Which goals are on track, behind, or already achieved? What steps do you need to take to attain the rest of your goals? Are there new goals you would like to consider?
This week, as you progress in your clinical practicum, you continue to use Meditrek to record your time and patient encounters.
Describe clinical hours and patient encounters
Carlat, D. J. (2017). The psychiatric interview (4th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.
Chapter 29, “Assessing Eating Disorders and Somatic Symptom Disorder”
Emergency Care Research Institute. (2020). Bulimia guide: Guidelines and position statements related to eating disorders. https://bulimiaguide.org/guidelines-and-position-statements/
Fritz, G., Rockney, R., & Work Group on Quality Issues. (2004). Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with enuresis. Journal of American Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43(12), 1540–1550. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.chi.0000142196.41215.cc
Note: Review for historical context only.
Lock, J., La Via, M. C., & American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee on Quality Issues. (2015). Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders. Journal of American Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 54(5), 412–425. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2015.01.018
Note: Use this link to log into Meditrek to report your clinical hours and patient encounters.
Stern, T. A., Fava, M., Wilens, T. E., & Rosenbaum, J. F. (2016). Massachusetts General Hospital psychopharmacology and neurotherapeutics. Elsevier.
Chapter 13, “Natural Medications in Psychiatry” (pp. 145–146 only)
Assignment: Clinical Hour and Patient Logs
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Clinical Hour Log
For this course, all practicum activity hours are logged within the Meditrek system. Hours completed must be logged in Meditrek within 48 hours of completion in order to be counted.
You may only log hours with Preceptors that are approved in Meditrek. Students with catalog years before Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 576 hours of supervised clinical experience (144 hours in each practicum course). Students with catalog years beginning Spring 2018 must complete a minimum of 640 hours of supervised clinical experience (160 hours in each practicum course).
Each log entry must be linked with an individual practicum Learning Objective or a graduate Program Objective. You should track your hours in Meditrek as they are completed.
Your clinical hour log must include the following:
Total Time (for the day)
Notes/Comments (including the objective to which the log entry is aligned)
Throughout this course, you will also keep a log of patient encounters using Meditrek. You must record at least 80 encounters with patients by the end of this practicum (40 children/adolescents and 40 adult/older adult).
The patient log must include the following:
Treatment Plan and Notes: You must include a brief summary/synopsis of the patient visit. This does not need to be a SOAP note, however the note needs to be sufficient to remember your patient encounter.
By Day 7 of Week 6
Record your clinical hours and patient encounters in Meditrek.
You are at the halfway point of your clinical practicum and are required to record your clinical hours and patient encounters in Meditrek by Day 7 of Week 6. Review your Learning Resources including the reading materials and Meditrek website to familiarize yourself with the task. All practicum activity hours must be logged within the Meditrek system within 48 hours of completion to be counted. You must also keep a log of patient encounters using Meditrek, with a minimum of 80 encounters (40 children/adolescents and 40 adult/older adult) recorded by the end of the practicum. The patient log should include the date, course, clinical faculty, preceptor, patient number, client information, visit information, practice management, diagnosis, and treatment plan/notes. Your hours and patient logs should be aligned with the learning objectives of the course.
Eating, Sleeping, and Elimination Disorders
Eating, sleeping, and elimination disorders refer to a range of conditions that can affect an individual’s eating habits, sleep patterns, and bowel or bladder function. Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa involve abnormal patterns of eating and weight control, while sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea involve difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Elimination disorders include conditions such as enuresis (bedwetting) and encopresis (fecal incontinence). These conditions can have significant impacts on an individual’s physical and mental health, and may require treatment from a healthcare professional such as a physician or therapist.