AAPA 2015

Top 5 primary care physician assistant, nurse practitioner procedures

Top 5 primary care physician assistant, nurse practitioner procedures

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Elucidating most commonly performed clinical procedures can better inform education and training.

Quality improvement participation lacking among physician assistant students

Quality improvement participation lacking among physician assistant students

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Less than 10% of physician assistant students reported participating in quality improvement projects during their primary care clinical rotations.

How to get the most out of physician assistant clinical rotations

How to get the most out of physician assistant clinical rotations

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Resources are available to supplement the general medicine knowledge physician assistants already have when starting clinical rotations.

Patient education essential for improving asthma control

Patient education essential for improving asthma control

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Consider designating dedicated clinic personal to educate patients about proper inhaler use.

Five variables influence heart failure readmission risk

Five variables influence heart failure readmission risk

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Risk prediction model could help determine patients at greater risk for 30-day readmission.

Science course performance may predict PANCE success

Science course performance may predict PANCE success

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Identifying factors that predict PANCE passage can improve physician assistant program quality and graduate success.

Protecting against unethical and fraudulent medical billing

Protecting against unethical and fraudulent medical billing

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Physician assistants and nurse practitioners can be held liable for billing fraud on their NPI.

AAPA sets sights on hospice care, improving mentorship in 2015

AAPA sets sights on hospice care, improving mentorship in 2015

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Passing HR 1202 will allow physician assistants to provide hospice care.

Clinical simulation useful in physician assistant education

Clinical simulation useful in physician assistant education

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Widespread plans among programs to increase use of simulation suggest that faculty find it beneficial.

Defining physician assistant practice autonomy

Defining physician assistant practice autonomy

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Practice autonomy increases with physician assistants' experience level and correlates with subspecialty.

Physician assistant programs face shortage of clinical rotation sites

Physician assistant programs face shortage of clinical rotation sites

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As the number of physician assistant programs expands, the competition for rotation sites is expected to intensify.

Expanding physician assistant oral health curricula could help bridge gaps in care

Expanding physician assistant oral health curricula could help bridge gaps in care

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Better integrating oral health into PA training has the potential to improve oral health outcomes.

Effectively advocating for full physician assistant practice authority

Effectively advocating for full physician assistant practice authority

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Provide congressional representatives with clear, concise information to effectively advocate for expanded practice authority.

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners cite obstacles to achieving academic rank

Physician assistants, nurse practitioners cite obstacles to achieving academic rank

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Strategies needed to make academic rank more attainable for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Follow SPIKES protocol to deliver difficult diagnoses

Follow SPIKES protocol to deliver difficult diagnoses

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A six-point protocol for giving patients bad news helps ensure a better experience.

Awareness of physician assistant profession improving in 2015

Awareness of physician assistant profession improving in 2015

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Advocacy and public awareness efforts in 2015 have helped spotlight the vital contributions physician assistants bring to the health care system.

Focus on setting personal goals to inspire difficult health changes

Focus on setting personal goals to inspire difficult health changes

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Sneak interventions into any patient encounter using motivational interviewing techniques.

AAPA Award winners play critical role in improving health care

AAPA Award winners play critical role in improving health care

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Five physician assistants were lauded for their exemplary commitment to advancing the PA profession by the AAPA.

Educate patients on SGLT2 inhibitors about yeast infection risk

Educate patients on SGLT2 inhibitors about yeast infection risk

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Patients with diabetes who are prescribed sodium glucose co-transporter type 2 inhibitors are at increased risk for developing a mycotic infection.

HEP Score useful for predicting heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

HEP Score useful for predicting heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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A novel pre-test probability model may help clinicians detect HIT earlier.

Team discussions may help reduce medical errors

Team discussions may help reduce medical errors

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Determining what types of collaboration improve clinical outcomes key in structuring interprofessional education training programs.

Physician assistants are the answer 
to growing U.S. health needs

Physician assistants are the answer 
to growing U.S. health needs

Physician assistants can help fulfill this demand as the need for health care grows.

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