Physician's Assistant

Emma Kantorak

Description

Under the supervision of physicians and surgeons, they practice medicine on healthcare teams

Obtain and record patient medical data

  • Health history
  • Progress notes
  • Results of physical examination

Administer diagnostic tests

  • X-Rays
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Laboratory tests

Perform therapeutic procedures

  • Injections
  • Immunizations
  • Suturing and wound care
  • Infection management

Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated procedures

Make diagnoses and decisions about management and treatment of patients

First Goal


To record medical data of a patient on a medical chart

Achieving Goal 1

Read medical data


Learn where, what, and how to record the data


Input the medical data into corresponding sections

Second Goal


To analyze test results and decipher if results are abnormal

Achieving Goal 2

Calculate the range of normal results


Compare the test results to normal results


Learn the meaning of results


Determine the conclusion of the results

Third Goal


To suggest treatment options based on test results and patient symptoms

Achieving Goal 3

Read test results


Know illnesses that relate to their symptoms


Know treatments for related illnesses


Provide input on method of treatment