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Preceptor's Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants

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ISBN-10: 0763773611

ISBN-13: 9780763773618

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Randy Danielsen, Donald Sefcik, Linda Vorvick, Ruth Ballweg

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The Preceptor#x19;s Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants is a helpful guide for clinical preceptors of physician Assistant (PA) students during their educational program and for physicians who supervise PAs in their practice. All states have enabling legislation governing Physician Assistants to have supervision language. All educational programs for PAs have significant clinical components. This guide will assist the physician and physician assistant with information and skills in being an excellent preceptor for students and a supervising clinican for graduate PAs.
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Book details

List price: $88.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 6/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Contributing Authors
An Introduction to the Profession
Changing Healthcare Delivery Systems
The US Health System
Measures of Health Care
Demographics of the Physician Assistant Profession
Growing Physician Assistant Specialization
International Development
Physician Assistant Economics
Practice Economics and Fundamentals
The Surgical PA
Generational Factors
Baby Boomers
Generation X
Generation Y (Millennial)
Precepting Physician Assistant Students
An Introduction to Physician Assistant Education
Competency-Based Training
Clinical Experience and/or Degrees
Administrative Structure
Didactic Education
Medicine and Patient Care
Behavioral and Social Sciences
Information Literacy
Health Policy
Physician Assistant Professional Issues
Clinical Rotations
New Content
Licensing and Credentialing
The Clinical Experience
Precepting Requirements, Guidelines, and Responsibilities
Clinical Teaching Guidelines
Educational Objectives
Student Evaluation
Critical Thinking
Pitfalls in Clinical Teaching
Student Responsibilities and Guidelines
Student Responsibilities to the Preceptor, the Site, and the Patients
Students' Responsibilities to the Program
Students' Responsibilities to Themselves
Student Clinical Evaluations
Professional Behavior
Component Parts of Professionalism
Supervising Physician Assistants
Hiring a Physician Assistant
Assessment of the Organization/Practice Culture
Evaluation of Billing/Productivity Systems
Job Description
Supervision and Quality Assurance
Employment Status
Compensation Plan
Physician Assistant Practice Act and Law
Employment Contract
Finding a Physician Assistant and Making the Offer
Legal Aspects of Clinical Supervision
Background and Basic Principles
Scope of Practice
Physician Assistants as Agents of the Physician
Limits on Numbers of Physician
Assistants Supervised
The Supervising Physician
Physician Liability
Common Sense Supervision
Hospital Credentialing and Privileging
Ethical Issues in Supervision
Medical Liability and Physician Assistants
Specific Practice Settings
Ambulatory Care and Emergency Medicine
Hospital-Based Practice
Assisted Living/Nursing Home Practice
Geographically Remote Practice Site
Additional Resources
Sample Student Evaluation Instruments for Clinical Education