Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455706570, 9780323245241

Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice

5th Edition

Authors: Ruth Ballweg Darwin Brown Daniel Vetrosky
Paperback ISBN: 9781455706570
eBook ISBN: 9780323245241
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th February 2013
Page Count: 792

Description

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.

Key Features

  • Master all the core competencies you need to know for certification or recertification.
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Table of 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-BA

Details

No. of pages:
792
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Paperback ISBN:
9781455706570
eBook ISBN:
9780323245241
eBook ISBN:
9781455723102
eBook ISBN:
9780323295123

About the Author

Ruth Ballweg

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Director, MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Darwin Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA

Daniel Vetrosky

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA