BWHBookshelf_PA“Emergency Medicine CAQ Review for Physician Assistants”

Author: Edited by Jessica J Britnell, PA-C, and Hannah Dodd, PA-C, Consultant editor Kristen Vella Gray, MS, PA-C, and Matt Brochu, MS, PA-C


Emergency Medicine CAQ Review for Physician Assistants serves as an essential study guide for physician assistants (PAs) preparing for the Emergency Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications Exam (CAQ). This book offers a comprehensive framework for the exam, as it was written using the NCCPA emergency medicine content blueprint. Published by a PA group looking to be the first nationwide to be uniformly CAQ-certified, this text provides readers with all of the tools needed for examinees to be prepared and confident for the CAQ exam.

With 250 multiple-choice board style questions, including rationales for correct and incorrect answers, this textbook covers every area tested on the exam. Symptomatology, physical exam findings, diagnostics and therapeutics for a broad spectrum of diagnoses are succinctly covered and divided into chapters by system. From cardiology to neurologic emergencies to procedures and skills, this review offers a convenient resource to help emergency medicine PAs demonstrate proficiency and expertise in their chosen profession. The book is available in print as well as interactive eBook format for tablets and smart phones.

BWHC Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Ron M. Walls, MD, former chair of Emergency Medicine, worked closely with the editors and wrote the book’s forward. Walls writes, “This book serves as its own milestone in the climb to specialized care delivery in emergency departments by highly trained physician assistants. Written entirely by physician assistants for physician assistants, the book is a treasure trove of clinical information, carefully formulated with a question-based format designed to optimally prepare candidates for their emergency medicine examinations.”