Clinical Reasoning for Physician Assistants

Edited by Robin D. Risling, MHS, PA-C, EdD, Noelle Hammerbacher, MS and Daniel McNeill, PhD, PA-C
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Use this all-new workbook to review for the PANCE and PANRE examinations with confidence-and develop the clinical reasoning skills you'll use in everyday practice! Clinical Reasoning for Physician Assistants uniquely prepares you for success on certification and recertification examinations and in your future practice by teaching you to think like an experienced physician assistant and master what you need to know for safe, effective practice. Custom-tailored to physician assistant students and the PANCE and PANRE examination blueprints, this innovative resource provides robust preparation through multiple-choice questions and answers and real-world case studies that prepare you well for your career as a physician assistant. 

Key Features
  • Part I introduces you to essential clinical reasoning skills for PANCE/PANRE success and safe clinical practice, and provides key test-taking skills. 

  • Part II contains 14 body system chapters with multiple-choice PANCE/PANRE practice questions organized according to the most current NCCPA PANCE content blueprint. After each chapter, an answer key with complete rationales is provided, along with an indication of the corresponding NCCPA task category. 

  • Part III presents 15 detailed, unfolding case studies that take you to the "next step” in clinical reasoning for safe patient practice, with PANCE/PANRE-style questions throughout the cases for additional practice. These patient-centered cases integrate demographics, cultural aspects, ethics, and professional practice in decision making. 

  • An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud. Plus, the questions and case studies from the book are available in an interactive format in the eBook version. 

ISBN 9780323775687
Product Format Book
Publication Date 2023
Author Information Edited by Robin D. Risling, MHS, PA-C, EdD, PA Program Director and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of New England, Portland, Maine, USA; Noelle Hammerbacher, MS, Formerly, Managing Editor, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; Freelance Examination Editor/Technical Writer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and Daniel McNeill, PhD, PA-C
Table of Content Purpose/goal of the book
Explanation of how the book is designed
Essential clinical reasoning skills
Essential critical thinking skills
Essential components of a patient evaluation
Key test-taking skills
Chapter 1: Cardiovascular System
Chapter 2: Dermatologic System
Chapter 3: Endocrine System
Chapter 4: Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
Chapter 5: Gastrointestinal System/Nutrition
Chapter 6: Genitourinary System
Chapter 7: Hematologic System
Chapter 8: Infectious Disease
Chapter 9: Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 10: Neurologic System
Chapter 11: Psychiatry/Behavioral Science
Chapter 12: Pulmonary System
Chapter 13: Renal System
Chapter 14: Reproductive System
Chapter 15: Case 1
Chapter 16: Case 2
Chapter 17: Case 3
Chapter 18: Case 4
Chapter 19: Case 5
Chapter 20: Case 6
Chapter 21: Case 7
Chapter 22: Case 8
Chapter 23: Case 9
Chapter 24: Case 10
Chapter 25: Case 11
Chapter 26: Case 12
Chapter 27: Case 13
Chapter 28: Case 14
Chapter 29: Case 15
Publication Date 01-06-2023
Pages 340
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status In Stock
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