Title The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year: Emergency Medicine
Author Dipali Yeh, Erin Marthedal
ISBN 9780826195272
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 302
Book size 127 x 204 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 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 7-volume 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.


Key Features:

  • Provides a pocket-size overview of the PA emergency medicine rotation
  • Describes common clinical presentations, disease entities, and procedures
  • Offers clinical pearls throughout
  • Reflects the 2019 NCCPA PANCE blueprint



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Introduction: The Approach to the Patient in Emergency Medicine

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Chapter 1. Common Presentations in Emergency Medicine • Abdominal Pain • Altered Mental Status • Chest Pain • Headache • Low-Back Pain • Traumatic Injury

Chapter 2. Common Disease Entities in Emergency Medicine • Abdominal Pain • Altered Mental Status • Chest Pain • Dyspnea • Headache • Low-Back Pain • Traumatic Injury

Chapter 3. Diagnostic Testing in Emergency Medicine • Labs • Diagnostic Imaging Studies • Other Diagnostic Testing

Chapter 4. Patient Education and Counseling in Emergency Medicine • Age-Appropriate Screenings • Legal Issues in Emergency Medicine • Preventive Medicine Guidelines • Selected Patient Education Topics Pertinent to Emergency Medicine • Vaccinations

Chapter 5. Selected Topics in Emergency Medicine Patient Care • Advanced Directives/End-of-Life Care • Care of Incarcerated Patients and Patients in Police Custody • Drug-Seeking Behavior • Malingering and Factitious Disorders • Management of the Violent Patient • Patients with Healthcare Proxies • Patients with Limited English Proficiency

Chapter 6. Common Procedures in Emergency Medicine • Digital Block• Foreign-Body Removal: Ears • Foreign-Body Removal: Eyes • Foreign-Body Removal: Skin/Soft Tissue• Incision and Drainage of Abscess • Lumbar Puncture • Nasal Packing (Anterior) • Wound Repair

Chapter 7. Common Abbreviations in Emergency Medicine


About the Authors:

Dipall Yeh, MS, PA-C, CHSE, is an assistant professor at Rutgers University Physician Assistant Program in New Jersey and has been a faculty member for 10 years. She received her BS in biology in 1999 from Seton Hall University and then went on to complete her Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree in 2001 from the joint University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)/Seton Hall University program. She has 18 years of experience in emergency medicine and continues to work clinically at Robert Wood John-son University Hospital. Ms. Yeh is a certified healthcare simulation expert in the PA program. Her role includes coordinating all simulation activity for the program and is involved in interprofessional education for the School of Health Professions. She is also currently pursuing her PhD in Interdisciplinary Healthcare Studies at Rosalind Franklin University.

Erin Marthedal, MS, PA-C, holds a volunteer faculty appointment as a clinical instructor in the department of primary care at the Rutgers School of Health Professions, where she works with PA students and faculty. Ms. Marthedal also works in clinical practice at a private urgent care center in New Jersey. From 2010 to 2016 she was a clinical instructor in the emergency department at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. She has experience in emergency medicine, urgent care medicine, clinical preceptorship, and community-based primary care clinic work in the United States and abroad. Ms. Marthedal is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Health Professions, Master of Science Physician Assistant program. She works with the New Jersey State Society for Physician Assistants Foundation and was awarded the 2018 Rutgers School of Health-Related Professions Distinguished Service Award. She has previously been published in a peer-reviewed journal and has given academic presentations for the Robert Wood Johnson Emergency Medicine residency program and New Jersey State Society for Physician Assistants educational conference.

Target Audience:

This guide will help physician assistant (PA) students & educators for emergency medicine rotation.


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