The Physician Assistant Student's Guide to the Clinical Year: Surgery

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Author: Maureen Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C, Brennan Bowker, MHS, PA-C, CPAAPA
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2020
ISBN 10: 0826195245
ISBN 13: 9780826195241
eISBN: 9780826195340
Edition: 1st
The first pocket-size resource to guide PA students through their surgery rotation Prepare for and thrive during your clinical rotations with the quick-access pocket guide series, The Physician Assistant Student's Guide to the Clinical Year. The Surgery edition of this series delineates the exact duties required in this specialty. Written by an experienced PA educator, this guide details common surgical procedures you'll see, such as thyroidectomy, hernia repair, mastectomy, and appendectomy. It also provides important information on surgical emergencies, including gastrointestinal bleeding, perforated viscus, and limb ischemia. System-based chapters reviewing the presentation and management of common conditions that may require surgery are also included. Advice on taking good SOAP notes, guidance on how to prepare patients for surgery, and tips on surgical etiquette will help you excel during this intense rotation. Additional chapters on pre- and post-operative management of patients, sterile technique, and common wound closure methods will arm you with the knowledge you'll need to succeed.
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