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Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

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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.

  • Master all the core competencies you need to know for certification or recertification.
  • Access the entire text and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com.
  • Navigate today's professional challenges with new chapters on NCCPA Specialty Recognition; Communication Issues; the Electronic Health Record; Patient Safety and Quality of Care; Population-Based Practice; and Physician Assistants and Supervision.
  • Meet ARC-PA accreditation requirements with coverage of key topics such as Student Safety in Clinical Settings, Health Care Delivery Systems, Population-Based Practice, and Mass Casualties/Disasters.
  • Keep up with the PA competencies that are endorsed by the AAPA, PAEA, NCCPA, and ARC-PA.
  • Master key concepts and clinical applications thanks to a succinct, bulleted writing style; convenient tables; practical case studies; and clinical application questions throughout.
  • Retain what you’ve learned and easily visualize every aspect of clinical practice with a new full-color design and illustrations throughout.
  • Explore global options with expanded coverage of physician assistants in international medicine.

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

Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, Associate Professor and Director, MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska and Daniel Vetrosky, PA-C, PhD, DFAAPA, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
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