AAPA 2017

A look back at the AAPA 2017 House of Delegates meeting

A look back at the AAPA 2017 House of Delegates meeting

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The House of Delegates discussed the recertification process for PAs and the future of the PA profession.

HCV transmission knowledge varies among opioid-dependent pregnant patients

HCV transmission knowledge varies among opioid-dependent pregnant patients

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Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of HCV.

PAs may help fill rheumatology workforce shortage

PAs may help fill rheumatology workforce shortage

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The gap between supply and demand in the rheumatology workforce is expected to widen substantially by 2030.

AAPA House of Delegates approves Optimal Team Practice policy

AAPA House of Delegates approves Optimal Team Practice policy

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The policy was unanimously approved at the AAPA 2017 conference.

Physician perceptions of PAs similar in primary care vs specialty care

Physician perceptions of PAs similar in primary care vs specialty care

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Physicians in primary care and in subspecialty care found that PAs are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.

PA flexibility leads to career changes

PA flexibility leads to career changes

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PAs take advantage of flexibility offered by their profession.

PA programs may need more focus on opioid prescribing practices

PA programs may need more focus on opioid prescribing practices

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Many PA students and practicing PAs did not feel that their PA program adequately trained them to screen for opioid abuse.

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

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Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.

Factors that boost vaccination rates among the elderly

Factors that boost vaccination rates among the elderly

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Across all demographics, healthcare provider recommendation to be vaccinated had the strongest impact, followed by having a history of the disease, and knowing someone else who had that disease.

Patients comfortable with PAs and NPs initiating opiate replacement therapy

Patients comfortable with PAs and NPs initiating opiate replacement therapy

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A survey found that 95.16% of participants were confident in the ability of a PA or an NP to provide opiate replacement therapy.

Case study: Recurrent deep vein thrombosis in thoracic outlet syndrome

Case study: Recurrent deep vein thrombosis in thoracic outlet syndrome

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A 53-year-old woman presents to the emergency room for right upper extremity deep vein thrombosis after rib resection and subclavian vein stent placement.

How effective are prescription drug pictograms?

How effective are prescription drug pictograms?

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Many patients cannot identify the meaning of prescription drug pictograms.

AAPA 2017 kicks off in Las Vegas

AAPA 2017 kicks off in Las Vegas

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AAPA 2017 invites you to go Beyond CME by engaging in live programs and workshops that will help take your career to the next level.

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