The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year: Pediatrics

The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year: Pediatrics

Tanya Fernandez, MS, PA-C, IBCLC, Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C

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“A lifesaver – not just for PA students, but for faculty and administrators trying our best to prepare them. Perfect for students to read and use on rotation.”

– James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Program Director, Yale Physician Assistant Online Program

The first pocket-size resource to guide PA students through their pediatrics rotation

Prepare for and thrive during your clinical rotations with the quick-access pocket guide series, The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year. The Pediatrics edition of this 7-volume series, discounted when purchased as a full set, delineates the exact duties required in this specialty.

Written by experienced PA educators, this guide details the clinical approach to common presentations such as cough, fever, and skin changes. It also provides a systems-based approach to more than 60 of the most frequently encountered disease entities you will see in this rotation, including dermatitis, pharyngitis, and otitis media.

Distinguished by brief, bulleted content with handy tables and figures, the reference offers all pertinent laboratory and imaging studies needed to confirm a diagnosis, with medication and management guidelines. This guide also describes the most common procedures you will learn during the pediatrics rotation, including foreign body removal, reduction of subluxed radial head, and administration of nebulizer treatments.A special chapter on management of urgent pediatric conditions, such as asthma exacerbation, head injuries, and fractures, is also included.

Key Features:

  • Provides a pocket-size overview of the PA pediatrics rotation
  • Describes common clinical presentations, disease entities, and procedures
  • Offers a step-by-step approach to diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Includes clinical pearls throughout
  • Reflects the 2019 NCCPA PANCE blueprint
  • Includes two bonus digital chapters! Three guided case studies to reinforce clinical reasoning plus 25 rotation exam-style questions with remediating rationales

Other books in this series:

The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery
  • OB-GYN
  • Behavioral Health


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Tanya Fernandez, MS, PA-C, IBCLC:

Tanya L. Fernandez, MS, PA-C, IBCLC, is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) program. She is a board-certified physician assistant and lactation consultant who has spent her clinical career working with families, children, and adolescents in underserved and high-risk populations. She joined the faculty at the CHA/PA program in 2016 and holds both didactic and clinical education responsibilities within the program. She is the co-author of The Physician Assistant Student’s Guide to the Clinical Year: Pediatrics.

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Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C has been a PA for 17 years, most of that time spent in primary care practice. She began her career working in Kodiak, Alaska and then spent over three years in a GP practice in Weston-super-Mare, England as part of the National Health Service. She enjoyed helping to introduce the PA profession to the United Kingdom and still enjoys talking to patients and students about all the great things PA’s can do. Amy joined the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant (CHA/PA) Program in 2016 as the academic coordinator, global health track advisor and serves as an Assistant Director of the University of Colorado Interprofessional Education Council. Nationally, Amy serves on the PAEA Government Relations Steering Committee. She enjoys talking with students about global health topics and professional and patient advocacy.

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