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Overview

This concise, well-organized book is the first clinical procedures text written by physician assistant educators and practitioners for physician assistant students. It focuses on the 72 most frequently taught, commonly performed diagnostic and treatment-related procedures that practicing PAs need to know. Step-by-step, hands-on procedure sections clearly and precisely explain the 'how-to' steps of a procedure, while other sections provide essential diagnostic or treatment information such as indications, contraindications, essential anatomy and physiology, patient preparation, materials, and more. Chapters on Informed Consent, Standard Precautions, Patient Education Concepts, and Procedure Documentation discuss essential, non-procedural skills and considerations to ensure that readers have a comprehensive understanding of the use of procedures in physician assistant practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721690735
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/23/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Informed Consent 1
2 Standard Precautions 11
3 Sterile Technique 23
4 Blood Pressure Measurement 33
5 Venipuncture 47
6 Obtaining Blood Cultures 61
7 Inserting Intravenous Catheters 69
8 Arterial Puncture 81
9 Injections 91
10 Performing an Electrocardiogram 111
11 Exercise Stress Testing for the Primary Care Provider 123
12 Endotracheal Intubation 145
13 Office Pulmonary Function Testing 165
14 Nasogastric Tube Placement 181
15 Lumbar Puncture 191
16 Urinary Bladder Catheterization 203
17 Clinical Breast Examination 217
18 The Pelvic Examination and Obtaining a Routine Papanicolaou's Smear 229
19 Examination of the Male Genitalia 247
20 Joint and Bursal Aspiration 255
21 Casting and Splinting 271
22 Local Anesthesia 287
23 Wound Closure 303
24 Dermatologic Procedures 333
25 Incision and Drainage of an Abscess 357
26 Wound Dressing Techniques 367
27 Cryosurgery 385
28 Treating Ingrown Toenails 395
29 Draining Subungual Hematomas 401
30 Anoscopy 407
31 Flexible Sigmoidoscopy 415
32 Patient Education Concepts 427
33 Documentation 437
Index 443
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