Clinical Procedures II


Second in a three-part series, covering the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are routinely performed by physician assistants in clinical practice. Procedures likely to be performed in both inpatient and outpatient settings are covered, with emphasis on those used in primary care and emergency medicine. Additional procedures include those used in response to life threatening situations. Course content integrates with the material concurrently presented in clinical medicine course. Lectures include descriptions of procedures as well as their indications, contraindications, and possible complications. Laboratory work involves supervised practice of the procedures on models and/or classmates. Documentation, including progress and procedure notes in the Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan (SOAP) format, is incorporated and critiqued. (Formerly PHA337) 3 Credits (1 Lecture - 6 Lab) Prerequisite(s): PHA326. Spring Only.