Resident Medical Staff Committee
This committee shall meet at least monthly and shall consist of a Housestaff representative from each Clinical Department. A representative from Nursing Service, Hospital Administration, and Graduate Medical Education shall also be appointed to the committee. The Committee provides a formal mechanism for Housestaff participation in the development, review, and evaluation for Housestaff patient care responsibilities and functions in the University of California, Davis, Health System, to include: professional performance, performance improvement, risk management and patient satisfaction. The Resident Medical Staff Committee shall be advisory to the Medical Staff Executive Committee. The Chairperson of the Resident Medical Staff Committee shall serve as a member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee. The proceedings and records of the Committee shall be maintained as confidential and a copy of minutes submitted to the Medical Staff Executive Committee.
Patient Care Equipment Fund
Residents and fellows have special insight into needs of caring for patients. Annually the Resident Medical Staff Committee (RMSC) receives funding from Hospital Administration for one-time purchase of equipment designed to enhance patient care at UCDHS. Members of the RMSC nominate items that they believe would have a direct impact on improving the efficacy or efficiency of patient care. Our annual budget is $25,000, including applicable taxes and shipping costs.
The following is a list of some of the previous items awarded by the Committee:
- Verathon Glidesscope (ED)
- Maps to help patients (and incoming residents) navigate UCDHS
- McGrath Video Laryngoscope (Anesthesiology)
- Wireless Indirect Ophthalmoscope (Ophthalmology)
- Lifegait patient support lift (PM & R)
- Glidescope (Anesthesiology)
- Pan optic ophthalmoscope & portable nasopharyngosscope (ED)
- Transcutaneous bilirubinometer (Pediatrics)
- Portable Doppler ultrasonic flow detector (Surgery)
RMSC members will be notified when nominations are open for the current year. Voting takes place in early spring. All nominations must demonstrate a tangible benefit to contribute to patient care needs (either inpatient or outpatient areas).