Essential Clinical Procedures Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition

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Essential Clinical Procedures Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition


Written by foremost experts in the field, the 3rd Edition of Essential Clinical Procedures presents the latest common diagnostic and treatment-related procedures that you need to know as a physician assistant! Clear and concise, this medical reference book leads you step-by-step through over 70 techniques commonly seen in primary care and specialist settings, equipping you to deliver the best and safest care to your patients.

    • Visualize procedures and other important concepts clearly through over 300 high-quality illustrations.
    • Ensure the safe execution of procedures with a focus on patient preparation and the proper use of instruments, as well as highlighted warnings to alert you to potential dangers that can occur when performing various treatments.
    • Be fully prepared for any situation with guidance on the possible complications, rationales, and precautions behind many common procedures.
    • Understand the ins and outs of nonprocedural issues, including informed consent, standard precautions, patient education, and procedure documentation.
    • Get all the hands-on guidance you need to provide safe and effective care to your patients with Essential Clinical Procedures!
      • Understand the "must-know" aspects of the most commonly seen conditions with a systematic presentation featuring consistent headings and supporting color images.
      • Quickly access core information through high-yield margin notes and consistent formatting across all chapters.
      • Stay abreast of the latest procedures with a brand-new chapter and images on Reduction of the Shoulder/Finger Subluxations, plus many other updates throughout.
      • Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com!
      1. Informed Consent

      2. Standard Precautions

      3. Sterile Technique

      4. Blood Pressure Measurement

      5. Venipuncture

      6. Obtaining Blood Cultures

      7. Inserting Intravenous Catheters

      8. Arterial Puncture

      9. Injections

      10. Recording an Electrocardiogram

      11. Exercise Stress Testing for the Primary Care Provider

      12. Endotracheal Intubation

      13. Office Pulmonary Function Testing

      14. Nasogastric Tube Placement

      15. Lumbar Puncture

      16. Urinary Bladder Catheterization

      17. Clinical Breast Examination

      18. The Pelvic Examination and Obtaining a Routine Papanicolaou’s Smear

      19. Examination of the Male Genitalia

      20. Joint and Bursal Aspiration

      21. Casting and Splinting

      22. Local Anesthesia

      23. Wound Closure

      24. Dermatologic Procedures

      25. Incision and Drainage of an Abscess

      26. Wound Dressing Techniques

      27. Cryosurgery

      28. Treating Ingrown Toenails

      29. Draining Subungual Hematomas

      30. Anoscopy

      31. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

      32. Removal of Cerumen and Foreign Bodies from the Ear

      33. Corneal Abrasion and Ocular Foreign Body Removal

      34. Endometrial Biopsy

      35. Foot Examination of the Diabetic Patient

      36. Procedural Sedation

      37. Patient Education Concepts

      38. Outpatient Coding

      39. Documentation

      40. Giving Sad and Bad News
      Richard W. Dehn, MPA, PA-C, Professor, College of Health and Human Services; Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Northern Arizona University Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Phoenix, Arizona and David P. Asprey, PhD, PA-C, Professor and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Services, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
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