ISBN: 9780323527415
Page Count: 800
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Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

by Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA, Edward M. Sullivan, MS, PA-C, Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA and Daniel Vetrosky, PA-C, PhD, DFAAPA
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Entering its 6th edition, Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice is the only text that covers all aspects of the physician assistant profession, the PA curriculum, and the PA’s role in clinical practice. It is designed as a highly visual and practical resource to be used across the spectrum of lifelong learning, enabling students and practicing PAs to thrive in a rapidly changing health care system.


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    • Teaches how to prepare for each core clinical rotation and common electives, as well as how to work with atypical patient populations such as homeless patients and patients with disabilities.
    • A succinct, bulleted writing style; convenient tables; practical case studies; and clinical application questions throughout enable you to master key concepts and clinical applications.
    • Helps you master all the core competencies needed for certification or recertification.
      • Addresses all six Physician Assistant Competencies, as well as providing guidance for the newly graduated PA entering practice.
      • Includes quick-use resources, such as objectives and key points sections for each chapter, tip boxes with useful advice, abundant tables and images, and 134 updated case studies.
      • Features chapters for the 7 core clinical rotations and 5 common electives, with key guidance on how to prepare effectively and what to expect.
      • Provides updated health policy information, expanded information about international programs, cultural competencies, and pearls and pitfalls on working internationally as a PA.
      • Outlines the basic principles of Interprofessional Education – an important new trend in medical education nationally.
      • New chapters cover: Maximizing Your Education, Future of the Profession, Principles of PA Education, Managing Stress and Burnout, and many other topics.
      • Learn how to conduct a job search, expand into a clinical leadership position, or shape the future of the field with instructor resources for VST: case-based discussions and essay topics, and suggested written assignments and projects.
      • Evolve Instructor Resources are available to instructors through their Elsevier sales rep or via request at: https://evolve.elsevier.com
    • Section I Overview

      1. Maximizing Your Physician Assistant Education

      2. History of the Profession and Current Trends

      3. International Development of the Physician Assistant Profession

      4. Physician Assistant Education: Past, Present, and Future Challenges

      5. Safety in Clinical Settings

      6. Assuring Quality for Physician Assistants: Accreditation, Certification, Licensing, and Privileging

      7. Physician Assistant Relationship to Physicians

      8. Healthcare Financing and Reimbursement

      9. The Political Process

      10. Interprofessional Practice and Education

      Section 2 Medical Knowledge

      11. Evidence-Based Medicine

      12. Research and the Physician Assistant

      13. Keeping People Healthy

      14. Clinical Procedures

      15. Genetic and Genomic Applications in Clinical Practice

      16. Chronic Care Perspectives

      17. Considerations for a Logical Approach to Medication Prescribing

      18. Complementary and Integrative Health

      19. Geriatric Medicine

      20. End-of-Life Issues

      Section 3 Interpersonal and Communication Skills

      21. Communication Issues

      22. Electronic Health Record

      23. Patient Education

      24. Providing Culturally Competent Health Care

      Section 4 Patient Care: Clinical Rotations

      25. Family Medicine

      26. Internal Medicine

      27. Women's Health

      28. Pediatrics

      29. Behavioral Science and Medicine: Essentials in Practice

      30. Surgery

      31. Emergency Medicine

      32. Elective Rotations

      A. Cardiology

      B. Dermatology

      C. Orthopedics

      D. Oncology

      E. Other Medical Subspecialties

      F. Other Surgical Subspecialties

      Section 5 Professionalism

      33. Professionalism

      34. Clinical Ethics

      35. Medical Malpractice and Risk Management

      36. Postgraduate Clinical Training Programs for Physician Assistants

      37. Managing Stress and Burnout

      Section 6 Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

      38. Health Disparities

      39. Patient Safety and Quality of Care

      Section 7 Systems-Based Practice

      40. Health and Health Care Delivery Systems

      41. Rehabilitative and Long-Term Care Systems

      42. Health Care for the Homeless

      43. Correctional Medicine

      44. Military Medicine

      45. Inner-City Health Care

      46. Rural Health Care

      47. International Health Care

      48. Patients with Disabilities

      49. Mass Casualty Natural Disaster

      Section 8 Your Physician Assistant Career

      50. Leadership Skills for Physician Assistants

      51.Be a Physician Assistant Educator

      52. Professional Service

      53. The Future of the Physician Assistant

      Appendix: Link to ARC-PA Website

    • Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington; Director of International Affairs, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Johns Creek, Georgia, Edward M. Sullivan, MS, PA-C, Physician Assistant, J. Kirkland Grant Obstetrics and Gynecology Practice, Mesquite, TX, Darwin Brown, MPH, PA-C, DFAAPA, Assistant Professor, Creighton University School of Medicine, Physician Assistant Program, Omaha, Nebraska and Daniel Vetrosky, PA-C, PhD, DFAAPA, 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
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