Description
DIAGNOSTIC & THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES I IN MEDICINE 1
This course provides a foundation of clinical skills and diagnostic procedures that are commonly performed in patient care. Instruction for selected procedures and diagnostic tools will be presented to the student by various methods including theory discussion, rationale for procedure, identification of necessary equipment, principles of appropriate skill technique, demonstration of skill when applicable, skill practice time, identification of special clinical considerations and precautions, documentation aspects and recommended elements of patient education. Opportunities to observe certain procedures and diagnostic tools will be correlated when possible. Topics include methods of wound care and closure, burns, hyper/hypothermia, assessment of pulmonary function, arterial blood gases, ENT procedures, bioterrorism, radiology. The laboratory component of this course will allow the student to practice the skills and procedures common to PA practice.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Laboratory - Required
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
PAS 2203
Academic Group
Sch of Hlth & Rehab Scs
Academic Organization
Physicians Assistant Program
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: PAS 2101 and 2102 and 2103 and 2105 and 2106 and 2205; Min Grade 'C'; PLAN: Physician Assistant Studies (MS)