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one who aids or helps another; an auxiliary.
dental assistant see dental assistant.
first assistant a physician, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner, surgical technologist, or specially trained registered professional nurse who directly assists the surgeon by handling tissue, providing exposure, using surgical instruments and equipment, suturing, and providing hemostasis.
occupational therapy assistant see occupational therapy assistant.
personal digital assistant (PDA) a small computer used to organize and easily access information; for example, clinical guidelines can be downloaded to this device.
physician assistant see physician assistant.
second assistant an individual who assists the surgeon or first assistant during an operative procedure by carrying out technical tasks such as holding retractors; this individual does not cut, clamp, or suture tissue. This role may be performed at the same time as the scrub role.
surgeon assistant (SA) see surgeon assistant.

personal digital assistant (PDA)

a small computer used to organize and easily access information, such as clinical guidelines.

per·son·al dig·i·tal as·sis·tant

(PDA) (pĕr'sŏn-ăl dij'i-tal ā-sis'tănt)
A palmtop computer that connects to the Internet.

personal digital assistant



A handheld or pocket-sized computer used to store information or communicate with others.
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Perhaps ironically, but in keeping with the Court's trend of developing sex discrimination law through claims brought by men, the Court's first PDA case was a claim alleging pregnancy discrimination against male employees.
Against this backdrop, the appearance of these themes in the PDA case law might be viewed as predictable, if not inevitable.
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At issue in many PDA cases is the debate over whether the PDA mandates (or should mandate) "equal treatment" or "special treatment," or as Christine Jolls has framed it, antidiscrimination or accommodation.
334) The crux of Magid's argument is that the stereotypes and biases the PDA was intended to eliminate inform the evidentiary standards used in PDA cases.
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