Utilizes a problem-based approach to review the most common complaints that lead to surgical consultations. This work helps you learn what past medical information is important to elicit. It helps you know: what to look for in the physical exam; which diagnostics to order; and, how to start immediate treatment while diagnostic procedures continue.
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The non-surgeon's all-in-one guide to surgical patient care
Written by a foremost team of surgeons, nurses, and physician assistants, Clinician's Guide to Surgical Care utilizes a problem-based approach to review the most commonly encountered complaints that lead to surgical consultations.
You'll get a solid foundation in the survival procedures necessary for the evaluation of surgical diseases, along with the effective administration of follow-up care. The author explains a team approach to surgical disease, the surgical consult, and general care of the surgical patient.
Rely on the Clinician's Guide to Surgical Care to help you learn:
What past medical information is important to elicit What to look for in the physical exam Which diagnostics to order How to start immediate treatment while diagnostic procedures continue And much more!
Specialty: Trauma & Surgical Critical Care
Practice Location: Trauma & Surgical Critical Care Division, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Appointment: Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical School: University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: SUNY at Buffalo
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Memberships: Society of the American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Barbara A. Todd is the director of the Clinical Surgical Specialists and Practitioners (CSSP) at the Hospital University of Pennsylvania and adjunct faculty at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing. She began her nursing career at Case Western Reserve University in surgical nursing. She then began a career as a nurse practitioner in 1984 with her first NP position in cardiac surgery here at the Hospital University of Pennsylvania. She then pursued an administrative and clinical role as the program director for the cardiac and thoracic surgery program at Temple University from 1989 to 2003, where she developed the inpatient NP model. She has lectured extensively on issues in cardiac care and has been course director for many educational programs. She has published numerous articles and authored a certification review book for students preparing for the acute care nurse practitioner exam. She is certified in both family practice and acute care. Future plans are to investigate health care redesign. Michael Dryer, PA-C, DrPH is Chairman of the Department of Medical Science and Community Health at Arcadia University. The Department includes one of the largest Physician Assistant Programs in the United States, for which he serves as Director, along with graduate programs in Public Health and Health Education. His teaching and research interests include health services delivery, physician assistant and nurse practitioner practice characteristics, quality of care in clinical practice and management training for health care professionals. He has been a Physician Assistant for 27 years, 6 years of which were in the clinical practice of emergency medicine. He spent 10 years as a health care administrator in New York and Maryland having held the positions of Manager of Emergency Services, Director of Ambulatory Services, Director of Corporate Services, Vice President Corporate Subsidiaries and Vice President Professional and Ambulatory Services.
He received a B.A. (Sociology) from SUNY New Paltz, B. S. (Physician Assistant) George Washington University School of Medicine, Graduate Certificate (Emergency Medicine) University of Iowa School of Medicine, MPH (Health Policy and Management) New York Medical College and a DrPH (Health Policy) from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
I. General Surgical Care
Specifically designed for non-surgeons who are caring for patients with surgical disease, "Care of the Surgical Patient" utilizes a problem-based approach to review the most common complaints that lead to surgical consultations. You will learn what past medical information is important to elicit, what to look for in the physical exam, which diagnostics to order, and how to start immediate treatment while diagnostic procedures continue.
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