An organization representing the effort to move toward autonomy has made big inroads into the AAPA, resulting in a push toward unhitching physician assistants from MD colleagues.
Congress signed into law two improvements to Medicare that will impact the physician assistant profession.
PAs should always keep in mind the sacred responsibility of the job: the knowledge to know what to do for our patients, and when and how to do it.
More than 115,500 PAs will celebrate their contributions to healthcare during National PA Week.
The House of Delegates discussed the recertification process for PAs and the future of the PA profession.
Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of HCV.
The gap between supply and demand in the rheumatology workforce is expected to widen substantially by 2030.
The policy was unanimously approved at the AAPA 2017 conference.
Physicians in primary care and in subspecialty care found that PAs are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.
PAs take advantage of flexibility offered by their profession.
Many PA students and practicing PAs did not feel that their PA program adequately trained them to screen for opioid abuse.
Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.
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.
A survey found that 95.16% of participants were confident in the ability of a PA or an NP to provide opiate replacement therapy.
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.
Many patients cannot identify the meaning of prescription drug pictograms.
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.
Health care facilities should provide education to nurses and other employees relating to alcohol and drug use, and promote safe, supportive drug-free workplaces.
Retail medical sites like CVS and Walmart have established primary care clinics, which are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Canada's educational training programs are some of the most innovative in the world and use techniques that promote the skills that future clinicians need.
Adding another healthcare provider to the practice schedule creates additional access for the patient.
The AAPA is moving forward with its push to eliminate the formal relationship between physicians and PAs.
Steve Trexler, an American PA with over 30 years of experience, discusses the development of a physician assistant program in Liberia.
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.