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 Take medical histories
Examine patients
Write case summaries
Order and interpret laboratory tests like X-rays, ECGs, ultra sonogram, Echocardiogram,
    Treadmill tests, pulmonary function tests etc.,
Make diagnosis
Counsel patients
Interpret and report coronary angiograms and various other interventional procedures done in
    catheterization laboratories.

Take rounds
Manage emergency situation until the arrival of the specialist
Record progress notes
Order or carry out therapy under the supervision of a specialist
Prepare discharge summaries

Work as first or second assistants of whom one of the important tasks is to harvest saphenous
    vein for CABG surgery.
They harvest and prepare homografts
Harvesting saphenous veins and other conduits
Establishing CardioPulmonaryBypass as a Clinical Perfusiionist
Capable of handling emergency crisis in OR
Prepare operation notes
Involve in postoperative management of the patients
Involve in wound management.

PAs are not only involved in patient care, but also play a vital role in research activities and help in scientific paper publications. PAs in India have contributed to more than 200 scientific papers till date, which were published in leading national and international journals. Jobs that a trained PA can do is not only limited to the above. The list is long and diverse to be mentioned here.

Presently, the PA programme is a four-year degree programme (with internship in the fourth year). Students undergo integrated education that emphasizes analytical techniques required for quality patient care. The curriculum imparts firm grounding in medical, managerial and communication skills and moulds the students into competent healthcare personnel who can respond to the challenges of tomorrow in the health care arena. M Phil and PhD are also offered for PA graduates who are interested in pursuing higher studies and also able to get into Abroad Universities.

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