Essential Clinical Procedures,
Edition 4
By Richard W. Dehn, MPA, PA-C and David P. Asprey, PhD, PA-C

Publication Date: 06 Mar 2020

Provide safe and effective care to every patient with the fully revised 4th Edition of Essential Clinical Procedures. Written by experts in the field, this widely used reference shows you step by step how to perform more than 70 of the most common diagnostic and treatment-related procedures in today’s primary care and specialist settings. You’ll find clear, concise coverage of the skills you need to know, including new and advanced procedures and new procedure videos.

Key Features

  • Covers patient preparation, the proper use of instruments, and potential dangers and complications involved in common procedures, as well as nonprocedural issues such as informed consent, standard precautions, patient education, and procedure documentation.
  • Includes new chapters on Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Ring Removal, as well as 34 new procedure videos.
  • Features significantly revised content on cryosurgery • injection techniques • arterial puncture • shoulder/finger subluxations • sterile technique • outpatient coding • casting and splinting • blood cultures • standard precautions • and more.
  • Contains more than 200 high-quality illustrations, including updated images of office pulmonary function testing and wound closure.
  • Uses a consistently formatted presentation to help you find information quickly.
  • Reflects the latest evidence-based protocols and national and international guidelines throughout.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
About the author
By Richard W. Dehn, MPA, PA-C, Professor, College of Health and Human Services; Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Northern Arizona University Phoenix Biomedical Campus, Phoenix, Arizona and David P. Asprey, PhD, PA-C, Professor and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Services, Assistant Dean, Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Table of Contents

1. Anoscopy

2. Arterial Puncture

3. Blood Pressure Measurement

4. Casting and Splinting

5. Cryosurgery

6. Dermatologic Procedures

7. Draining/Evacuation of Subungual Hematomas

8. Endometrial Biopsy

9. Endotracheal Intubation

10. Epistaxis and Nasal Foreign Body Removal

11. Foot Examination of the Patient with Diabetes

12. Incision and Drainage of an Abscess

13. Injections

14. Inserting Intravenous Catheters

15. Joint and Bursal Aspiration

16. Local Anesthesia

17. Lumbar Puncture

18. Nasogastric Tube Placement

19. Obtaining Blood Cultures

20. Office Pulmonary Function Testing

21. Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS)

22. Procedural Sedation

23. Recording an Electrocardiogram

24. Reduction of the Shoulder/Finger Subluxations

25. Removal of Cerumen and Foreign Bodies from the Ear

26. Ring Removal

27. The Pelvic Examination and Obtaining a Routine Papanicolaou Smear

28. Trauma-Oriented Ocular Examination, Corneal Abrasion, and Ocular Foreign Body Removal

29. Treating Ingrown Toenails

30. Urinary Bladder Catheterization

31. Venipuncture

32. Wound Closure

33. Wound Dressing Techniques

34. Informed Consent

35. Standard Precautions

36. Sterile Technique

37. Patient Education Concepts

38. Outpatient Coding for Medical Services

39. Procedural Notes and Documentation

40. Giving Sad and Bad News

Book Reviews

"This is a tremendously comprehensive and detailed book and electronic version that teaches and offers memory aids for those learning how to perform outpatient procedures."

-Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) Doody's Review Score: 97-5 Stars!

Book details
ISBN: 9780323624671
Page Count: 464
Illustrations : Approx. 229 illustrations (229 in full color)
Retail Price : £62.99
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