Title The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year: OB-GYN
Author Elyse Watkins
ISBN 9780826195265
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 316
Book size 127 x 203 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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Review of the book:

“A lifesaver – not just for PA students, but for faculty and administrators trying our best to prepare them. Perfect for students to read and use on rotation.”

James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Program Director, Yale Physician Assistant Online Program


The first pocket-size resource to guide PA students through their OB/GYN 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 OB/GYN edition of this 7-volume series, delineates the exact duties required in obstetrics and gynecology.

Written by an experienced PA educator, this guide details the clinical approach to common obstetric and gynecologic presentations such as pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, and an overview of the initial prenatal visit. It also provides treatment and management details for more than 30 of the most frequently encountered disease entities you will see in this rotation, including cervical dysplasia, dysmenorrhea, and ectopic pregnancy.

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 your OB/GYN, including PAP test, colposcopy, labor induction, and cesarean delivery. A special chapter on urgent gynecologic and obstetric conditions, such as placental abruption, sexual assault, and severe uterine bleeding, is also included.


Key Features:

  • Provides a pocket-size overview of the PA OB/GYN rotation
  • Describes common clinical presentations, disease entities, and procedures
  • Offers clinical pearls throughout
  • Presents frequently encountered diagnostic studies and their indications
  • Reflects the 2019 NCCPA PANCE blueprint



Peer Reviewer

Foreword by Cary Shakespeare, MD



Introduction: The Approach to the Patient in Obstetrics and Gynecology


Chapter 1. Common Presentations in Obstetrics and Gynecology • Irregular Menses/Abnormal Uterine Bleeding • Missed Menses/Amenorrhea • Pelvic Pain • Prenatal Visit • Vaginal Discharge

Chapter 2. Common Disease Entities in Gynecology • Amenorrhea • Antiphospholipid Syndrome • Bartholin Cyst And Abscess • Breast Abscess • Breast Cancer • Cervical Cancer • Cervical Dysplasia • Cervicitis • Dysmenorrhea • Endometrial Cancer • Endometriosis • Galactorrhea • Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause • Infertility • Leiomyoma • Menopause • Osteoporosis • Ovarian Cancer • Ovarian Cysts • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Cystocele, Rectocele, and Uterine Prolapse • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome • Premenstrual Syndrome/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder • Sexual Dysfunction • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess • Urinary Incontinence • Urinary Tract Infection • Vaginitis • Vulvar Condyloma • Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia And Vulvar Carcinoma • Vulvodynia

Chapter 3. Common Disease Entities in Obstetrics • Abruptio Placentae (Placental Abruption) • Anemia • Asthma in Pregnancy • Cervical insufficiency • Cholestasis of Pregnancy • Early Pregnancy Loss/Nonelective Abortion • Eclampsia • Ectopic Pregnancy • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus • Gestational Hypertension (Formerly Known as Pregnancy-Induced • Hypertension) • Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (Molar Pregnancy/Hydatidiform Mole) • Group B Streptococcal Colonization • HELLP Syndrome • Herpes Infection in Pregnancy • Hyperemesis Gravidarum • Intrauterine Growth Restriction • Lactational Mastitis • Normal Labor and Delivery • Placenta Previa • Postpartum Depression • Postpartum Hemorrhage • Preeclampsia • Prelabor Rupture of Membranes/Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes • Preterm Labor • Rhesus Incompatibility • Seizure Disorder • Shoulder Dystocia • Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy • Venous Thromboembolism • Zika Infection in Pregnancy

Chapter 4. Diagnostic Testing for OB/GYN Conditions • Common Laboratory Tests • Diagnostic Evaluation • Fetal Aneuploidy Screening • Other Tests in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Chapter 5. Patient Education and Counseling in OB/GYN • Breastfeeding • Contraception • Immunizations in Pregnancy • Immunizations in the Nonpregnant Woman • Intimate Partner Violence • Kegels • Mammography • Pap/Human Papillomavirus Testing • Patient Education during Pregnancy • Peri- and Postmenopausal Health • Postmenopausal Hormone Use • Reproductive Health

Chapter 6. Urgent Management of OB/GYN Conditions • Acute Severe Uterine Bleeding (Menorrhagia) • Acute Uterine Inversion • Amniotic Fluid Embolism • Hyperemesis Gravidarum • Placental Abruption • Postpartum Hemorrhage • Retained Placental Tissue • Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy • Sexual Assault • Thromboembolism • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess

Chapter 7. Common Procedures in Gynecology • Bartholin Cyst or Abscess Incision and Drainage • Colposcopy • Endometrial Biopsy • Intrauterine System Removal • Pap Test/Human Papillomavirus Screening • Vulvar Biopsy

Chapter 8. Common Procedures in Obstetrics • Cesarean Delivery • Delayed Cord Clamping • Induction of Labor • Nonstress Test • Trial of Labor after Cesarean Delivery • Vaginal and Perineal Repair After Delivery

Chapter 9. Common OB/GYN Abbreviations and Terms


About the Author:

Elyse Watkins, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, is an associate professor for the Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program at the University of Lynchburg’s School of PA Medicine, where she teaches women’s health, global health, and evidence-based medicine. She is also a visiting lecturer at Florida State University, where she teaches the women’s health module to physician assistant (PA) students. She works clinically per diem for Wake Forest Baptist Community Physicians in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Watkins has worked in PA education since 2012, serving in both the clinical and didactic phases of PA curricula. She speaks at state, regional, and national continuing medical education (CME) conferences on women’s health topics, has published several articles in Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA), and has written two books and one chapter in peer-reviewed clinical books. She is active in local, state, and national PA organizations. She has also worked with several state and regional organizations to advocate for greater utilization of PAs in obstetrics and gynecology practices. She graduated from the George Washington University’s PA program in 1993. She also has a BA in anthropology and sociology and an MSc in healthcare management. She earned her DHSc with a concentration in global health from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. She was a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient and fulfilled her commitment to practice in a Central California migrant clinic in 1995. The majority of her clinical career has been spent working in obstetrics and gynecology in the Central Valley of California, and she has completed medical missions to Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Tanzania.


About the Series Editor:

Maureen Knechtel, MPAS, PA-C (Series Editor), received a bachelor’s degree in health science and a master’s degree in physician assistant (PA) studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the textbook EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant, first and second editions. Ms. Knechtel is a fellow member of the Physician Assistant Education Association, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. She is the academic coordinator and an assistant professor for the Milligan College Physician Assistant Program in Johnson City, Tennessee, and practices as a cardiology PA with the Ballad Health Cardiovascular Associates Heart Institute. Ms. Knechtel has been a guest lecturer nationally and locally on topics including EKG interpretation, chronic angina, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, hypertension, and mixed hyperlipidemia.


Target Audience:

The book will help physician assistant, students, faculty and administrators trying to prepare them.

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