Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781455706570, 9780323295123

Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice

5th Edition

Authors: Ruth Ballweg Darwin Brown Daniel Vetrosky
eBook ISBN: 9780323295123
eBook ISBN: 9781455723102
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th February 2013
Page Count: 792
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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.

Key Features

  • Master all the core competencies you need to know for certification or recertification.
  • Access the entire text and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com.

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-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

Details

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

About the Author

Ruth Ballweg

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington; Director of International Affairs, National Commission on Certification of Physician Asisstants, Johns Creek, Georgia

Darwin Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Physician Assistant Educator, Omaha, Nebraska

Daniel Vetrosky

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor (Ret.) and Part Time Instructor, University of South Alabama, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, Mobile, Alabama