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. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Master all the core competencies you need to know for certification or recertification. 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.
Author: Ruth Ballweg, Sherry Stolberg, Edward M. Sullivan
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
The first and only comprehensive physician assistant text, this up-to-date edition covers all aspects of the physician assistant profession, the PA curriculum, and the PA's role in practice. The text is divided into five sections--Overview, Core Competencies, The Health Care System, Roles and Settings, and Current Issues--in an easy-to-use textbook format that features convenient tables and clear illustrations, as well as case studies and clinical application questions. Readers will find this book invaluable throughout their course of study, when entering the job market, and as an excellent reference in clinical practice. A solid overview of the PA profession and pertinent information on specific specialties and courses throughout the curriculum can be helpful as readers prepare for clinical rotations. Written by PAs for Pas, bringing practical knowledge and clinical expertise to the text. Well known, highly regarded contributors lend credibility to the discussions. Case studies throughout the book describe situations that PAs are likely to be faced with in practice, along with an explanation of how the situation can be addressed and handled. Clinical Applications present suggestions and activities for students to further explore subjects, designed to help develop critical thinking skills. A variety of procedures typically performed by PAs are introduced and described, familiarizing the reader with how to perform them on the job. New chapters: Medical Legal Issues; Practicing Evidence Based Medicines; Insurance Coverage - Who Has It and Who Doesn't; Alternative Delivery Sites; Orthopedics; Dermatology; Hematology and Oncology; Infectious Disease Medicine; Genetics in Primary Care; Alternative and Complimentary Medicine; and Violence Prevention. Several new chapters such as Orthopedics and Dermatology address topics related to areas in which PAs frequently work, providing an overview that gives students a better understanding of these areas. Other new chapters such as Practicing Evidence Based Medicine are hot topics in medicine today that PAs need to be knowledgeable about in practice. Web sites that contain relevant information to the chapter topic are included to reinforce the role of the Internet as an effective tool for researching and obtaining information to be used on the job. Case studies in every chapter are highlighted as headings in the chapter outline to draw the reader's attention to them.
"Published in collaboration with AAPA and PAEA."
Physician Assistant Review
Author: Patrick C. Auth, Morris D. Kerstein
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Physician Assistant Review, Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive review for students and practicing physician assistants preparing for the Certification (PANCE) and Recertification (PANRE) examinations. Nineteen sections organized by body system describe common diseases in a consistent format: etiology, pathology, clinical features, diagnostic studies, and management. Access to a companion Website offers over 1,000 Board-format questions, which can be taken in Study Mode or Test Mode, and a 360-question comprehensive exam. Complete explanations of both correct and incorrect answer choices are provided to help you better understand your area of weakness to better focus your studying. New for this edition: A new chapter, Preventive Medicine, has been added Each chapter has been updated to reflect the latest standards of care and revisions based on our readers' feedback Expanded online, updated test bank with rationales for the correct and incorrect answers to help focus your studying Team of test-item reviewers have reviewed the test questions to ensure you are getting the best quality questions
A practical approach helps you learn and apply core concepts of community and public health nursing. This text emphasizes both community and family as client, so you'll gain a solid understanding of these important specialties. Numerous real-life examples demonstrate your roles and responsibilities as a community health nurse.
Author: George M. Brenner, Craig W. Stevens
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Pharmacology, 4th Edition helps you master the "must-know" concepts in this subject and how they apply to everyday clinical problem solving and decision making. This concise yet comprehensive text clearly explains and illustrates challenging concepts and helps you retain the material - from course exams and the USMLE Step 1 right through to clinical practice. Quickly reference essential information thanks to abundant tables throughout, and drug classification boxes at the beginning of each chapter. See how pharmacology applies to practice with real-world case studies. Prepare for exams with self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter. Understand complex concepts visually with the aid of superb full-color illustrations. Access the complete contents online at www.studentconsult.com, along with an additional glossary, chapter-by-chapter summaries and case studies, a full list of featured drugs, 150 USMLE-style questions, animations, and more. Learn the latest pharmacologic mechanisms and applications with new and updated drug information throughout. Be aware of new "off label" uses, including important FDA regulations.
The first reference of its kind designed specifically for PAs, Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants is a comprehensive, portable handbook that helps you master orthopaedic physical examination and history taking, imaging interpretation and diagnosis, and treatment strategies - essential knowledge that directly affects your patient care. Authors Sara Rynders and Jennifer Hart present precisely the diagnostic and procedural information you need with this easy-to-use, PA-focused orthopaedic resource! Learn how to interpret and correlate lab and diagnostic procedures, reach an accurate diagnosis, formulate effective treatment plans, and implement therapeutic strategies. Quickly grasp pertinent information with brief, bulleted text enhanced with clear diagrams and images. Easily follow the guidelines for each procedure thanks to consistent headings in each chapter and a handy outline format. See how to perform 14 key joint injections with online videos demonstrating elbow joint injection, knee joint injection, medial epicondyle injection, subacromial injection, digital block, and more. Access the entire text and illustrations online at www.expertconsult.com.
Finley's Interactive Cadaveric Dissection Guide is a step-by-step instructional text with DVD for cadaveric dissection. The dissection is presented regionally on the body and includes the trunk, extremities, face, neck, thorax, abdomen and viscera. Other dissections include all joints of the extremities, a spinal laminectomy, and dissections of the larynx, pharynx, TMJ, and pelvic anatomy for both male and female. Each section is illustrated using line drawings, digital still images. The DVD provides three dimensional explanations of human cadeveric techniques along with verbal instructions. Each chapter of the text includes illustrations, still color photos of the steps, and references to the DVD.
Author: Andrea G. Rockall, Andrew Hatrick, Peter Armstrong, Martin Wastie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Diagnostic Imaging will help medical students, junior doctors, residents and trainee radiologists understand the principles behind interpreting all forms of imaging. Providing a balanced account of all the imaging modalities available – including plain film, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radionuclide imaging and interventional radiology – it explains the techniques used and the indications for their use. Organised by body system, it covers all anatomical regions. In each region the authors discuss the most suitable imaging technique and provide guidelines for interpretation, illustrating clinical problems with normal and abnormal images. Diagnostic Imaging is extensively illustrated throughout, featuring high quality full-colour images and more than 600 photographs. The images are downloadable in PowerPoint format from the brand new companion website at www.wileydiagnosticimaging.com, which also has over 100 interactive MCQs, to aid learning and teaching. When you purchase the book you also receive access to the Wiley E-Text: Powered by VitalSource. This is an interactive digital version of the book, featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note-taking facilities, bookmarking, cross-referencing, in-text searching, and linking to references and abbreviations. Diagnostic Imaging is also available on CourseSmart, offering extra functionality as well as an immediate way to access the book. For more details, see www.coursesmart.com or ‘The Anytime, Anywhere Textbook ’ section.
Focus on Adult Health
Author: Linda Honan Pellico
Focus on the clinically relevant aspects of anatomy and bridge normal anatomy to common clinical conditions with Netter's Clinical Anatomy, 4th Edition. This easy-to-read, visually stunning text features nearly 600 superb Netter-style illustrations that provide essential descriptions of anatomy, embryology, and pathology to help you understand their clinical relevance. Authored by John Hansen, PhD, an Honored Member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, this book is an ideal anatomy reference for students who want to make the most of their study time or need a concise review of clinical anatomy.
Author: Darlene D Pedersen
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Perfect wherever you are…in class, in clinical, and in any practice setting! This handy guide delivers quick access to need-to-know information on DSM-5 disorders and treatments, psychotropic drugs, documentation and patient education. No other book delivers as much in a format that is easy to read and easy to access.
Preceded by Saunders medical assisting exam review / Deborah E. Barbier Holmes. 4th edition. 2014.
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas
Author: Bernard Lo
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Now in its Fifth Edition, this respected reference helps readers tackle the common and often challenging ethical issues that affect patient care. The book begins with a concise discussion of clinical ethics that provides the background information essential to understanding key ethical issues. Readers then explore a wide range of real-world ethical dilemmas, each accompanied by expert guidance on salient issues and how to approach them. The book’s two-color design improves retention of material for visual learners. An accompanying website lets readers access the full text, along with features designed to reinforce understanding and test knowledge. New to the Fifth Edition: This edition includes new discussions of ethical issues as they relate to clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine, electronic medical records, genetic testing, and opioid prescription. The book also includes an increased focus on ethical issues in ambulatory care. Readers will also find more detailed analysis of cases, more examples of ethical reasoning, more highlight pages relating clinical ethics to emergency medicine, oncology, palliative care, and family medicine. Also new are discussions of quality improvement and use of advance care planning rather than advance directives.
Family Health Care Nursing
Author: Joanna Rowe Kaakinen, Deborah Padgett Coehlo, Rose Steele, Melissa Robinson
Publisher: F.A. Davis
Prepare for the real world of family nursing care! Explore family nursing the way it’s practiced today—with a theory-guided, evidence-based approach to care throughout the family life cycle that responds to the needs of families and adapts to the changing dynamics of the health care system. From health promotion to end of life, a streamlined organization delivers the clinical guidance you need to care for families. Significantly updated and thoroughly revised, the 6th Edition reflects the art and science of family nursing practice in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare environments.