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Sensory-Motor

Learners must possess adequate strength, dexterity, balance, and sensation, to accurately carry out clinical activities. Learner will:

       a.  Have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion, and other diagnostic maneuvers.

       b.  Be able to do basic laboratory tests, carry out diagnostic procedures and read electrocardiograms (ECGs) and X-rays.

       c.  Be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general care and emergency treatment to patients.

                   i.  Examples of emergency treatment reasonably required of physician assistants are cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the administration of intravenous medication, application of pressure to stop bleeding, the opening of obstructed airways, the suturing of simple wounds and the performance of simple obstetrical maneuvers.

                   ii.  Such actions require coordination of both gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium and functional use of the senses of touch and vision.

        d.  Have sufficient function to observe a patient at arms-length or at a distance.

        e.  Have sufficient sense of smell, vision and hearing to assess during clinical activities.