IMPACT 2014

Encourage heart-healthy dietary choices

Encourage heart-healthy dietary choices

Offering specific recommendations may be more beneficial to patients than food plate/pyramid nutritional guidelines.

Understanding shifts in Medicare preventive services

Understanding shifts in Medicare preventive services

Changes in the Affordable Care Act place greater emphasis on preventive medicine in primary care.

Ortho-trained PAs shorten hospital stays

Ortho-trained PAs shorten hospital stays

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Introducing a single full-time orthopedic trained PA in the hospital setting benefited patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.

Take a patient-centered approach to resolve work conflicts

Take a patient-centered approach to resolve work conflicts

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Having open patient-centric conversations can help redirect focus and encourage cooperation in health-care settings.

PAs, NPs shoulder bulk of blood/marrow transplant patient care

PAs, NPs shoulder bulk of blood/marrow transplant patient care

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Advanced practice practitioners covered the majority of direct, first-line care at four Seattle facilities.

Many PAs noncompliant with HIV screening recs

Many PAs noncompliant with HIV screening recs

Since 2006, the CDC has recommended all patients aged 13 to 64 years be screened for HIV regardless of risk factors.

Needlestick accidents at work: What to do next

Needlestick accidents at work: What to do next

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Following several procedures can help prevent HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection after accidental exposures.

Electrical nerve stimulation brings headache relief

Electrical nerve stimulation brings headache relief

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Approximately 23% of adults and 5% to 10% of children complain of treatment-resistant chronic recurring headaches.

Toolkit helps detect postpartum-depression risk

Toolkit helps detect postpartum-depression risk

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A standard-of-care toolkit can help educate patients about PPD, increase diagnosis rates.

Advise patients to eat whole grains for health

Advise patients to eat whole grains for health

More than 90% of American adults and children fall short of the daily recommendations for fiber intake.

Tips for negotiating a healthy PA contract

Tips for negotiating a healthy PA contract

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These simple tricks can help clinicians start their career on the right foot.

PA Experts explain how to avoid malpractice

PA Experts explain how to avoid malpractice

Although PAs are less likely to be sued than physicians, they still need to be cautious when it comes to avoiding malpractice suits.

Patients need 'pit crews, not cowboys'

Patients need 'pit crews, not cowboys'

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Distinguished surgeon Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, saluted physician assistants during the opening session at the AAPA 2014 meeting.

Denni Woodmansee honored with 2014 PAragon President's Award

Denni Woodmansee honored with 2014 PAragon President's Award

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Advocacy efforts at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs led to more autonomy for physician assistants.

Kim Zuber wins 2014 PAragon Outstanding PA award

Kim Zuber wins 2014 PAragon Outstanding PA award

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Her advocacy efforts have helped earn physician assistants specializing in nephrology reimbursement at 100% of the Medicare rate.

PCPs first line against HPV-related oral cancers

PCPs first line against HPV-related oral cancers

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As human papilloma virus-associated oropharyngeal cancers become more prevalent, clinicians should discuss risks with patients.

Drug interactions, treatment adherence key in primary HIV care

Drug interactions, treatment adherence key in primary HIV care

Women with HIV face specific health obstacles that can lead to suboptimal disease management.

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