The biggest challenges for recently certified PAs are the lack of clinical PA opportunities for recent graduates and the lack of clinical PA opportunities in a geographic area.
The AAPA celebrates National PA Week from October 6-12, 2016.
Panel size has been equated with the level of care that patients receive.
Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.
Geographically remote emergency departments are more likely to be staffed by physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Many geriatric patients expressed dissatisfaction with patient/provider discussions regarding psychosocial issues.
Physician assistants routinely provide health care, including physical examinations, to members of their family.
Researchers identify new risk factors for caries in young children.
Patients who rated their overall health status as "good" were more likely to report better adherence to prescribed medications.
Almost one-quarter of patients admitted to the STICU short term are there for <4 hours of ventilator management.
The House of Delegates voted to pass a board resolution to reject proposed changes by the NCCPA to the PA recertification process.
College-aged students may benefit from continued education regarding the spread of HPV, especially oral transmission
While most PAs believe that e-cigarettes are harmful to health, they need more reliable information to help inform clinical decisions.
PAs practicing in split clinic models function independently of a supervising physician, delivering high-quality patient care.
From 2005 to 2014, there has been a slight increase in the rate of malpractice cases among PAs.
By retirement, PAs will have a considerable return on their educational investment.
The 5-day event aims to "Power Up!" the clinical skills, networks, and careers of practicing PAs and PA students.
If signed, the bill would authorize Florida NPs and PAs to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances.
As the PA profession continues to grow, the NCCPA looks to the future with new recertification guidelines.
Some variance is observed in outcomes for patients with COPD who are treated by NPs or PAs versus those treated by physicians.
The AAPA has again proposed calling physician assistants PAs despite pushback from the House of Delegates.
Physician assistants in Liberia have played a key role in their country's health care during times of crisis, but they still face professional challenges.
After adult cardiac surgery, patients are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital if they receive house calls from PAs.
In the wake of mass shootings, the issue of gun control continues to divide the AAPA House of Delegates regarding the organization's policies.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.
Ebin Abraham, PA, explains how the Indian PA profession began in cardiology and is now starting to expand into primary care to help meet rural health needs.
The NYSSPA conference in Tarrytown, N.Y. offered several panels addressing racial health disparities in a quaint location.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants deliver similar-quality outpatient cardiovascular care compared with physicians.
Demand for physician assistants is on the rise, and the average salary for PAs has also increased.
Medical practitioners should always treat patients with respect, no matter how stressed or annoyed they are