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List of EPAs

Transition to Discipline - 1 EPA

1.1 Assessing patients with Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery presentations


Foundations of Discipline - 13 EPAs

2.1 Providing initial clinical assessment, investigation and development of a management plan for patients with acute airway obstruction

2.2 Assessing and providing initial management for patients with deep neck space infection or peritonsillar abscess

2.3 Assessing and providing basic management for patients with epistaxis

2.4 Assessing and initiating investigations for adult and pediatric patients presenting with a neck mass

2.5 Assessing and providing comprehensive management for uncomplicated adult and pediatric patients with adenotonsillar disease

2.6 Assessing and providing initial management for patients with nasal obstruction

2.7 Assessing and providing initial management for patients with acute-onset hearing loss

2.8 Participating in the peri-operative care of patients undergoing free flap reconstruction

2.9 Closing soft tissue defects, applying the concept of the reconstructive ladder

2.10 Assessing and participating in the care of patients with maxillofacial trauma

2.11 Assessing, diagnosing and initiating management of patients with head trauma

2.12 Providing basic airway management for ASA 1 or 2 patients with normal airway anatomy

2.13 Identifying patients presenting with an anticipated difficult airway and preparing for initial management options


Core of Discipline - 30 EPAs

3.1 Providing post-operative management

3.2 Managing an impatient surgical service

3.3 Participating in (or leading) quality improvement initiatives to enhance the system of patient care

3.4 Developing and executing a research project

3.5 Providing emergency surgical management for patients with acute airway problems

3.6 Performing surgical drainage of deep neck space infections in adult and pediatric patients (Junior)

3.7 Assessing and managing patients with non-neoplastic salivary disorders (Junior)

3.8a Assessing patients with dysphagia or swallowing disorders (Junior)

3.8b Providing surgical management for patients with dysphagia or swallowing disorders (Senior)

3.9 Assessing and managing adult and pediatric patients with sleep disordered breathing

3.10 Assessing patients with facial paralysis, and providing recommendations for both surgical and non-surgical treatment options

3.11 Assessing and managing pediatric patients with airway obstruction (acute or chronic) (Junior)

3.12 Assessing and managing pediatric patients with acute otitis media and/or otitis media with effusion (AOM/OME) (Junior)

3.13 Providing advanced surgical management for patients with epistaxis (Senior)

3.14 Assessing and managing patients presenting with rhinosinusitis

3.15 Assessing and managing patients presenting with a sinonasal mass (Senior)

3.16 Assessing and managing patients with nasal obstruction and/or septal deformities (Junior)

3.17a Assessing patients with chronic airway obstruction (Junior)

3.17b Providing surgical management for patients with chronic airway obstruction (Senior)

3.18a Assessing patients with dysphonia (Junior)

3.18b Providing surgical management for patients with dysphonia (Senior)

3.19a Assessing and managing patients with mucosal squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (Junior)

3.19b Providing surgical management for patients with mucosal squamous cell carcinoma (Senior)

3.20a Assessing and managing patients with disorders of the thyroid glands (Junior)

3.20b Providing surgical management of uncomplicated patients requiring a thyroidectomy (Senior)

3.21 Assessing and managing patients with disorders of the parathyroid glands (Senior)

3.22a Assessing and managing patients with neoplastic disorders of the salivary glands (Junior)

3.22b Providing surgical management of uncomplicated patients requiring a superficial parotidectomy (Senior)

3.23 Performing an open neck biopsy or excision of neck mass (Junior)

3.24 Assessing and managing patients with head and neck surgical defects (Senior)

3.25 Assessing and managing patients with benign or malignant skin lesions of the head and neck (Junior/Senior)

3.26 Assessing and managing patients following facial trauma (Junior/Senior)

3.27 Assessing and managing patients regarding cervicofacial aesthetic surgery (Senior)

3.28 Assessing patients with tinnitus and providing initial management

3.29 Assessing adult and pediatric patients with hearing loss and providing an initial management plan, both surgical and non-surgical (Junior/Senior)

3.30 Assessing patients with balance disorder/vertigo and providing initial management plan both surgical and nonsurgical (Junior)


Transition to Practice - 6 EPAs

4.1 Providing after hours coverage for an Oto-HNS practice

4.2 Coordinating, organizing and executing the surgical day of Core procedures

4.3 Organizing and managing general Oto-HNS clinics

4.4 Participating in and/or leading educational or administrative activities

4.5 Monitoring one's own practice and performance for quality assurance and improvement

4.6 Developing a personal learning plan for continuing personal and professional development