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Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice

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Prepare for every stage of your physician assistant career with Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice, 5th Edition - the one text that takes you from your PA coursework through clinical practice! Concise, easy to read, and highly visual, this all-in-one resource by Ruth Ballweg, Edward M. Sullivan, Darwin Brown, and Daniel Vetrosky delivers the current, practical guidance you need to know to succeed in any setting.

Audience
Physician Assistants

Paperback, 792 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0657-0

Contents

  • SECTION I OVERVIEW

    1 HISTORY OF THE PROFESSION AND CURRENT TRENDS

    2 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROFESSION

    3 EDUCATION

    4 CREDENTIALING: ACCREDITATION, CERTIFICATION, LICENSING,

    AND PRIVILEGING

    5 NATIONAL COMMISSION ON CERTIFICATION OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS SPECIALTY RECOGNITION: CERTIFICATE OF ADDED QUALIFICATIONS

    6 FINANCING AND REIMBURSEMENT

    7 THE POLITICAL PROCESS

    SECTION II MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE

    8 EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

    9 RESEARCH AND THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

    10 SAFETY IN CLINICAL SETTINGS

    11 CLINICAL PROCEDURES

    12 GENETICS IN PRIMARY CARE

    13 CHRONIC CARE PERSPECTIVES

    14 PHARMACOLOGY: THE USE OF MEDICATIONS

    15 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

    SECTION III INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

    16 COMMUNICATION ISSUES

    17 ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD

    18 USING CONSULTANTS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES

    SECTION IV PATIENT CARE

    19 HEALTH PROMOTION, DISEASE PREVENTION, AND PATIENT EDUCATION

    20 FAMILY MEDICINE

    21 INTERNAL MEDICINE

    22 EMERGENCY MEDICINE

    23 PEDIATRICS

    24 OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

    25 SURGERY

    26 GERIATRIC MEDICINE

    27 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE: ESSENTIALS IN PRACTICE

    28 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS IN HOSPITAL MEDICINE

    29 ORTHOPEDICS

    30 DERMATOLOGY

    31 ONCOLOGY

    32 INFECTIOUS DISEASE

    33 OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

    SECTION V PROFESSIONALISM

    34 PROFESSIONALISM

    35 CLINICAL ETHICS

    36 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND RISK MANAGEMENT

    37 POSTGRADUATE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

    38 DEALING WITH STRESS AND BURNOUT

    SECTION VI PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT

    39 HEALTH DISPARITIES

    40 PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY OF CARE

    41 POPULATION-BASED HEALTH

    SECTION VII SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE

    42 HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

    43 REHABILITATIVE AND LONG-TERM CARE SYSTEMS

    44 HEALTH CARE FOR HOMELESS POPULATIONS

    45 CORRECTIONAL MEDICINE

    46 MILITARY MEDICINE

    47 INNER-CITY HEALTH CARE

    48 RURAL HEALTH CARE

    49 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH CARE

    50 PATIENTS WITH DISABILITIES

    51 END-OF-LIFE ISSUES

    52 MASS CASUALTY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT

    53 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS AND SUPERVISION

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