Physician Assistants Archive
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.
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
As the PA profession continues to grow, new PAs should honor the dedication of the pioneers who came before them.
The AMA recommends strategies such as keeping a gratitude journal to help clinicians stave off stress.
PAs and NPs often receive several job offers after graduation, but there is more to consider than just salary.
Physician-assistant-to-physician ratio in Ohio projected to increase to better meet patient needs due to passage of Senate Bill 110.
Despite the differences in professional foci, the AAPA and MLA conferences have several similarities.
Elucidating most commonly performed clinical procedures can better inform education and training.
Less than 10% of physician assistant students reported participating in quality improvement projects during their primary care clinical rotations.
Resources are available to supplement the general medicine knowledge physician assistants already have when starting clinical rotations.
Identifying factors that predict PANCE passage can improve physician assistant program quality and graduate success.
Passing HR 1202 will allow physician assistants to provide hospice care.
Widespread plans among programs to increase use of simulation suggest that faculty find it beneficial.
Practice autonomy increases with physician assistants' experience level and correlates with subspecialty.
As the number of physician assistant programs expands, the competition for rotation sites is expected to intensify.
Better integrating oral health into PA training has the potential to improve oral health outcomes.
Provide congressional representatives with clear, concise information to effectively advocate for expanded practice authority.
Strategies needed to make academic rank more attainable for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Advocacy and public awareness efforts in 2015 have helped spotlight the vital contributions physician assistants bring to the health care system.
Five physician assistants were lauded for their exemplary commitment to advancing the PA profession by the AAPA.
Determining what types of collaboration improve clinical outcomes key in structuring interprofessional education training programs.
Physician assistants can help fulfill this demand as the need for health care grows.
At the AAPA House of Delegates meeting, expect resolutions to give more power to upper levels in the organization.
Ruling out a physiological reason for symptoms is a good starting point for NPs and PAs caring for patients with a new psychiatric disorder.
The use of non-sterile gloves for minor procedures may haver a lower rate of infection compared with sterilized gloves.
Some companies and organizations see the potential of the Apple Watch as a useful device for clinicians in communication with patients and colleagues, plus quick access to patient records.
Medical education has failed to address the social causes that may interfere with patients' health.
The Nightingale Tribute is yet another inspiring component of the rich nursing traditions that physician assistants can learn from.
Have you ever wondered how many patients leave your care not understanding a word you said?
NPs and PAs involved with oncology teams should support multimodal prehabilitation for cancer patients to help ease the transition to oncology.
Using suction to drain abscesses resulted in a few lessons learned.
Although providers do not have a typical nine-to-five jobs that end when the shift does, it's important to find time to de-stress with enjoyable hobbies.
Intensive care unit teams with nurse practitioners and physician assistants saw higher survival rates compared with teams made up of only residents.
Fourth-year medical students who worked in pairs ordered more accurate tests compared with students who worked independently.
Despite a predicted shortage of primary-care providers, some states do not allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training.
Job growth and salary are just two factors that put nurse practitioners and physician assistants on top of a new Best Jobs of 2015 list.
In order to stay motivated and avoid burnout, some clinicians find inspiration in their patients.
Focusing on physician assistant salary may be contributing to a decrease in compassion for under-served patients.
For a newly graduated physician assistant, learning to work with specialists on call is an important skill to learn.
Health-care providers need to focus on how to help patients undergoing major surgery effectively manage their pain.
Although near-death experiences have been studied, little concrete evidence is available for the clinician.
Although technology might have weakened the idea that verbal patient hand-offs are important, such exchanges remain key to patient care.
Emmy Bushaija, a clinical officer educator, is training the next generation of health-care providers in Rwanda.
Expanding the use of advance practice clinicians such as NPs and PAs may alleviate primary-care provider shortages.
Problems within the California Academy of Physician Assistants and the state's PAs has escalated to such a degree that it impacts all PAs.
Reviewing precautions for blood and body fluids will help protect both healthcare workers and the public.
Prevention of burnout is the key to avoiding its harmful consequences.
Twitter can help NPs and PAs stay up-to-date on the latest news, policies, and research in their fields.
Absorbable sutures take the guesswork out of when to remove sutures while saving the patient time and money.
To what extent do medical providers need to be willing to discuss the inequalities in the medical system and their impact on patient health?
You can never predict when your first medical emergency may occur or who may be around to help.