Title The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year: Pediatrics
Author Amy Akerman, Tanya Fernandez
ISBN 9780826195258
List price USD 35.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 316
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 pediatrics 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 Pediatrics 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 cough, fever, and skin changes. It also provides a systems-based approach to more than 60 of the most frequently encountered disease entities you will see in this rotation, including dermatitis, pharyngitis, and otitis media.

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 pediatrics rotation, including foreign body removal, reduction of subluxed radial head, and administration of nebulizer treatments. A special chapter on management of urgent pediatric conditions, such as asthma exacerbation, head injuries, and fractures, is also included.


Key Features:

  • Provides a pocket-size overview of the PA pediatrics rotation
  • Describes common clinical presentations, disease entities, and procedures
  • Offers a step-by-step approach to diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Includes clinical pearls throughout
  • Reflects the 2019 NCCPA PANCE blueprint





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Chapter 1. Common Presentations in Pediatrics • Introduction • Growth and Development • Electronic Resources • References

Chapter 2. Common Disease Entities in Pediatrics • Introduction • Cardiovascular • Electronic Resources • Dermatologic • Endocrine • Electronic Resources • Gastrointestinal • Genitourinary • Electronic Resources • Gynecologic • Heent • Musculoskeletal/Rheumatologic • Neurologic • Electronic Resources • Psychiatric • Respiratory • Electronic Resources • References

Chapter 3. Diagnostic Testing in Pediatrics • Labs • Diagnostic Imaging Studies • Other Diagnostic Testing • References

Chapter 4. The Well-Child Check and Anticipatory Guidelines • History • Physical Examination • Objective Data: Age-Appropriate Screenings • Vaccinations • Anticipatory Guidance • Ages and Stages • Electronic Resources • References

Chapter 5. Urgent Management • Acute Asthma Exacerbation, Bronchiolitis, Epiglottitis, and Tracheitis • Aspirated Foreign Body • Bacteremia and Sepsis • Concussion or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury • Diabetic Ketoacidosis • Envenomations, Animal Bites and Arthropod Bite, And Sting Reactions • Eye Complaints: Orbital Injuries and Periorbital Cellulitis • Fractures and Dislocations • Headache and Meningitis • Osteomyelitis and Septic Joint Infections • Ovarian and Testicular Torsion • Overdose and Acute Toxic Ingestion • Electronic Resources • References

Chapter 6. Common Procedures in Pediatrics • Bladder Catheterization • Foreign Body Removal from Ears and Nose • Nebulizer Treatment • Pneumatic Otoscopy • Reduction of Subluxed Radial Head (Nursemaid’s Elbow) • Electronic Resources • References

Chapter 7. Common Abbreviations in Pediatrics

Appendix. Well Child Check Charts by Age

About the Authors:

Tanya Fernandez, MS, PA-C, IBCLC, has been a physician assistant (PA) for 14 years, focusing on clinical work in underserved populations. She started her career in full-spectrum family practice and transitioned to pediatric and adolescent medicine as her patients began to grow their families. With an interest in promoting child and maternal health, she augmented her clinical skills by becoming an international board certified lactation consultant in 2014. She started teaching PA students in the clinical setting in 2006 and has been educating students ever since. She joined the faculty at her alma mater, the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) Program, in 2016 and serves as the Clinical Education Director, liaison to the Urban Underserved Health Track and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. As the only PA program in the nation with an increased emphasis on pediatrics, the CHA/PA Program provides students with extended didactic and clinical experiences in specialty, hospital, and ambulatory pediatrics. In addition to curating the Stages of Life/Patients and Populations longitudinal didactic curriculum, Tanya oversees the 3-year clinical education curriculum. Because of this role, she has a keen interest in students’ self-directed learning while in the clinical curriculum.

Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C, has been a PA for 17 years, most of that time spent in primary care practice. She began her career working in Kodiak, Alaska, and then spent over 3 years in a GP practice in Weston-super-Mare, England, as part of the National Health Service. She enjoyed helping to introduce the PA profession to the United Kingdom and still enjoys talking to patients and students about all the great things PAs can do. Amy joined the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) Program in 2016 as the academic coordinator, global health track advisor and serves as an Assistant Director of the University of Colorado Interprofessional Education Council. Nationally, Amy serves on the PAEA Government Relations Steering Committee. She enjoys talking with students about global health topics and professional and patient advocacy.

Target Audience:

This guide helps physician assistant (PA) students for completing the required rotation in pediatrics.


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