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Clinical Reasoning for Physician Assistants

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ISBN: 9780323775687

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Clinical Reasoning for Physician Assistants

A Workbook for Certification Review and Practice Readiness

Edited by Robin D. Risling, MHS, PA-C, EdD, Noelle Hammerbacher, MS and Daniel McNeill, PhD, PA-C

344 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2024
$68.99, Paperback, Reference

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Use this all-new workbook to review for the PANCE and PANRE examinations with confidence—and develop the clinical reasoning skills you’ll use in everyday practice! Clinical Reasoning for Physician Assistants uniquely prepares you for success on certification and recertification examinations and in your future practice by teaching you to think like an experienced physician assistant and master what you need to know for safe, effective practice. Custom-tailored to physician assistant students and the PANCE and PANRE examination blueprints, this innovative resource provides robust preparation through multiple-choice questions and answers and real-world case studies that prepare you well for your career as a physician assistant. 

Key Features

  • Part I introduces you to essential clinical reasoning skills for PANCE/PANRE success and safe clinical practice, and provides key test-taking skills. 

  • Part II contains 14 body system chapters with multiple-choice PANCE/PANRE practice questions organized according to the most current NCCPA PANCE content blueprint. After each chapter, an answer key with complete rationales is provided, along with an indication of the corresponding NCCPA task category. 

  • Part III presents 15 detailed, unfolding case studies that take you to the “next step” in clinical reasoning for safe patient practice, with PANCE/PANRE-style questions throughout the cases for additional practice. These patient-centered cases integrate demographics, cultural aspects, ethics, and professional practice in decision making. 

  • An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud. Plus, the questions and case studies from the book are available in an interactive format in the eBook version. 

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Physician Assistant students preparing for certification (PANCE) and practice (194 programs in 2015, with approximately 7,300 graduates each year per PAEA data)

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Edited by Robin D. Risling, MHS, PA-C, EdD, PA Program Director and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of New England, Portland, Maine, USA; Noelle Hammerbacher, MS, Formerly, Managing Editor, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants; Freelance Examination Editor/Technical Writer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and Daniel McNeill, PhD, PA-C

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