2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PA 535 Clinical Disciplines


3 credits

This course is designed to prepare the student for the General Surgery Rotation.  General surgical concepts needed for the physician assistant to function in major surgical areas as well as primary care settings are presented.  The course emphasizes the historical background of surgery, surgical techniques and procedures, and anesthesia. Students also learn treatment of trauma and medical disorders commonly presenting to the emergency department.  The emphasis is on the priority of stabilizing patients with life-threatening trauma or illness and selecting appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic measures.  Students will become BLS (basic life support) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified as part of this class.



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