Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology
Patient Care Services
- System of Feedback from MBBS students (both theory and clinical postings).
- Display of clinical photographs in the demonstration room as a mode of teaching for undergraduates and postgraduates.
- Regular use of needle destroyer to destroy the needles after use.
- Biological waste segregation.
- Provision of steroid cards to patients on long term systemic steroid therapy.
e.g. 1) pemphigus group of diseases, 2) Patients in lepra reaction.
- Provision of methotrexate chart for patients on methotrexate for clinicians to be aware of the cumulative methotrexate dose.
- Administration of paracetamol and ranitidine tablets in OPD itself in a patient who is febrile (temperature > 100deg.F) while reporting to OPD.
- Administration of antihistamines to patients with urticaria without angioedema while reporting to OPD.
- Teaching self-administration of Insulin to the patients admitted to the DVL department who are diabetic.
- Providing sample medicines for poor patients attending the OPD.
- Providing clothing to poor patients coming for treatment to the Department (IP/OP).
- Charity box kept in the Department to buy medicines for the poor patients admitted to the Department.
- Notice board outside the Department with newspaper cuttings for health education of the public.
- Use of alcohol-based hand rubs emphasized and carried out by faculty & post-graduates in the OPD as a good hand hygiene practice.
Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation
- Optimal use of OHP, writing board & LCD s as teaching aids.
- Postgraduate students are made to repeat the inadequately prepared & improperly presented Topics.
- Regular evaluation of postgraduates activities being done since 2007.
- It is insisted that patients be referred to only by their names & not by their diseases.
- Pre & Post-test counseling in HIV being taught to postgraduate students & practiced by them.
- Monthly MRD visit being done for ICD classification of diseases.
- Use of Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs (ABHR) emphasized and carried out by faculty & postgraduate students in the OPD, as a good hand hygiene practice.
- OSCE (objective structured clinical evaluation) adapted inward leaving exams for UG students.
- Undergraduate students have taken forward rounds and clinical teaching is done inwards also.