Physician assistant : a guide to clinical practice /
Ruth Ballweg ... [et al.].
4th ed.
Philadelphia : Saunders/Elsevier, c2008.
xviii, 942 p. ; 26 cm.
141604485X (pbk.), 9781416044857 (pbk.)
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Philadelphia : Saunders/Elsevier, c2008.
141604485X (pbk.)
9781416044857 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Heres the only book dedicated to giving you the complete information that you need to become an effective Physician Assistant and maintain those high standards in practice. This up-to-date edition covers all aspects of the physician assistant profession, the PA curriculum, and the PA's role in practice, all in an easy-to-use textbook format that features convenient tables and clear illustrations, as well as case studies and clinical application questions. Youll find this book invaluable throughout your course of study, when entering the job market, and as an excellent reference in clinical practice. And, with this Expert Consult title, youll be able to search the entire contents of the book, online, from anywhere. Covers all the core competencies that you need to master for year one or for recertification, so you can excel. Gives you the information you need on all of the rotations and practice areas that are open to you to help you make the right decisions. Offers practical Pros and Cons box for each rotation and area of practice to aid in day-to-day decision making. Utilizes a fresh new two color format for better visual guidance. Focuses on clinical information with case studies included at the end of each chapter. Includes a new chapter on evidence-based medicine to prepare you for daily practice. Provides Expert Consult access so you can search the entire contents of the book, online. Includes a new chapter on Physician Assistants in international medicine to keep you on the cutting edge. Your purchase entitles you to access the website until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the website be discontinued.
Table of Contents
History of the Profession and Current Trends
International Development of Physician Assistants
Credentialing: Accreditation, Certification, Licensing, and Privileging, Constance Goldgar
Financing and Reimbursement Systems
The Political Process, Nicole Gara and Ann Davis
Medical Knowledge
Safety in Clinical Settings
Utilizing Diagnostic Studies
Clinical Procedures
Genetics in Primary Care, Constance Goldgar
Chronic Care Perspectives
Pharmacology: The Use of Medications
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Patient Record
Interviewing and Communication Skills
Patient Care
Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Patient Education
Family Practice
Internal Medicine
Physician Assistants in Hospital Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infectious Disease
Geriatric Medicine
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Behavioral Science and Medicine: Essentials in Practice
Patients with Disabilities
End of Life Issues
Public Health Emergencies
Clinical Ethics
Medical Malpractice and Risk Management
Employment: Building Your Career
Postgraduate Residency Programs
Dealing with Stress and Burnout
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Evidence-Based Medicine
Research and the Physician Assistant
Utilizing Consultants and Community Resources
Health Disparities, Diane Dixon Abercrombie
Systems-Based Practice
The Uninsured: Challenges and Solutions
Inpatient Systems
Ambulatory Systems
Rehabilitative and Long-Term Care Systems
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