Dec 02, 2021
PAS 612 - Technical Skills II (1 unit)
This second course in the Technical Skills Course series (PAS 611, 612 & 613) presents hands-on instruction in laboratory and diagnostics interpretation and technical procedures based on current generalist PA practice.
Units of Lecture: 1
Offered: Every Spring
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate proper technique for IV placement, injection, and venipuncture.
2. describe the physiologic basis for, interpret, and apply the results of renal function studies, urinalysis, and urine microscopy.
3. describe the physiologic basis for, interpret, and apply the results of auto-antibody and inflammatory marker testing in the evaluation of autoimmune and inflammatory disease processes.
4. describe the physiologic basis for and interpret cerebrospinal fluid analysis.
5. outline the steps for, and perform, lumbar puncture on a task-trainer.
6. outline the steps for, and perform, endotracheal intubation on a task-trainer.
7. outline the steps for, and perform, a female breast and pelvic exam.
8. outline the steps for, and perform, a male genitourinary and prostate exam.
9. explain the indications for, and risks, benefits, and basic interpretation of CT, MRI, and ultrasound studies.
10. demonstrate the proper application and removal of splints and casts to the upper and lower extremities.
11. explain the various types of pulmonary function tests, and the physiologic basis, performance, interpretation, and application of each to patient care.
12. conduct all skills with attention to patient safety, universal precautions, and prevention of medical error.
13. demonstrate professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers.
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