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

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Author: Maureen Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C, Dipali Yeh, MS, PA-C, CHSE, Erin Marthedal, MS, PA-C
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2020
ISBN 10: 082619527X
ISBN 13: 9780826195272
eISBN: 9780826195371
Edition: 1st
The first pocket-size resource to guide PA students through their emergency medicine 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 Emergency Medicine edition of this series delineates the exact duties required in this specialty.Written by experienced PA educators, this guide details the clinical approach to common presentations such as chest pain, altered mental status, and headache. It also provides a systems-based approach to more than 40 of the most frequently encountered disease entities you will see in this rotation, including traumatic injury, cerebrovascular accident, and acute coronary syndrome.Distinguished by brief, bulleted content with handy tables and figures, the reference offers all pertinent laboratory and imaging studies needed to confirm a diagnosis, with medication and management guidelines. This guide also describes the most common procedures you will learn during the emergency medicine rotation, including incision and drainage, wound repair, and foreign body removal. Also included is a special chapter on non-medical situations you'll find in the emergency department, such as drug-seeking behavior, violent or incarcerated patients, and malingering and factitious disorders.
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