Practice Management

Do Clinicians Practice What They Preach to Patients?

Do Clinicians Practice What They Preach to Patients?

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There are inconsistencies between patient education and healthcare provider practices, which vary in each health maintenance factor.

AAPA Launches Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

AAPA Launches Primary Care Obesity Management Certificate Program

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The new program, announced by AAPA, will allow its participants to obtain 30 CME credits and an OMA-issued Certificate of Primary-Care Obesity Management after completion.

Geriatric Workforce Shortage Creates Opportunities for PAs

Geriatric Workforce Shortage Creates Opportunities for PAs

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The geriatric workforce shortage may provide PAs with opportunities to engage themselves in the specialty.

Nurses' Overtime Can Negatively Affect Collaborative Practice

Nurses' Overtime Can Negatively Affect Collaborative Practice

Findings tied to both frequency of overtime and length of overtime hours in acute care setting

Increased Collaboration, Shared Decision Making Beneficial for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Increased Collaboration, Shared Decision Making Beneficial for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

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Patients with T2DM adhere better to self-management behaviors and may experience greater treatment satisfaction if they have increased collaboration and shared decision making with an advanced care provider.

New PA Programs and Their Effect on Established Medical Institutions

New PA Programs and Their Effect on Established Medical Institutions

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Newly developed PA programs may be influenced by current APN programs of the same institution.

AAPA's House of Delegates Votes to Investigate Changing Physician Assistant Title

AAPA's House of Delegates Votes to Investigate Changing Physician Assistant Title

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Members of the AAPA's House of Delegates voted to investigate the feasibility of changing the physician assistant title, as well as collaborate on potential alternatives that better reflect modern PA practice.

Obesity Treatment Education, Training Needed in PA Programs

Obesity Treatment Education, Training Needed in PA Programs

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Recognizing the obesity epidemic and educating physician assistants on the implications of this condition and how they should be caring for obese patients should be prioritized, according to the study authors.

PAs Improving in Providing Dental Health Care

PAs Improving in Providing Dental Health Care

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Educating certified PAs to incorporate oral health as an important addition to health care can help bring quality care to more patients with dental needs.

Optimal Team Practice: A Survey of Physician Opinions

Optimal Team Practice: A Survey of Physician Opinions

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In 2017, the AMA declared its opposition to autonomous PA regulatory boards and PA practice without physician supervision, but physicians' opinions on OTP policy have been largely unknown.

A Model for Nurse Practitioner-Physician Comanagement

A Model for Nurse Practitioner-Physician Comanagement

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Nurse practitioner and physician comanagement in primary care has 3 vital attributes: effective communication; mutual respect and trust; and clinical alignment, also known as a shared philosophy of care.

Caucasian, First-Year PA Students Have Lower Levels of Perceived Cultural Competence

Caucasian, First-Year PA Students Have Lower Levels of Perceived Cultural Competence

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Caucasian students and first-year students have lower levels of perceived cultural competence, and these students believe that they were moderately or well prepared to care for diverse patient populations.

Opioid Education Program Boosts PA Students' Confidence in Providing Patient Care

Opioid Education Program Boosts PA Students' Confidence in Providing Patient Care

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PA students perceived improved confidence in their ability to provide patient education and counseling.

Naloxone Training Beneficial for PA Students

Naloxone Training Beneficial for PA Students

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Opioid-specific health seminars may help PA students learn lifesaving treatments to perform in the future.

Early Hospital Readmissions More Preventable Than Late Readmissions

Early Hospital Readmissions More Preventable Than Late Readmissions

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Can the length of time after hospital discharge influence readmission preventability among general medicine patients?

Rheumatology Curriculum Outline Aims to Train and Integrate NPs and PAs

Rheumatology Curriculum Outline Aims to Train and Integrate NPs and PAs

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The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.

eConsult in Primary Care: Clinicians Surveyed About the Pros and Cons

eConsult in Primary Care: Clinicians Surveyed About the Pros and Cons

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Implementing an electronic consult system for specialty requests in safety-net health systems is associated with improved specialty care access but creates new challenges for primary care practitioners.

Computer analysis is not better than human clinical evaluation when it comes to measuring breast density

Similar associations were observed with clinical BI-RADS and automated BI-RADS with respect to interval and screen-detected cancer.

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

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Some include mechanical complications, central vascular access complications, and compatibility issues.

NP, PA Employment Increasing in Primary Care and Specialty Practices

NP, PA Employment Increasing in Primary Care and Specialty Practices

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The proportion of practices with NPs and PAs increased modestly from 2008 to 2016, with similar growth found in specialty and primary care practices.

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

Bully for Us: Confronting Medicine's Bullying Problem

The culture of bullying — widespread across the medical field — has been linked to poorer patient outcomes. So why can't physicians stop bullying in its tracks?

Alcohol-related Nurse Care Ineffective in Heavy Drinkers

Alcohol-related Nurse Care Ineffective in Heavy Drinkers

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CHOICE intervention for patients with high risk for alcohol use disorder may not reduce heavy drinking or associated problems.

Whole Body CT Not Linked to Reduced Mortality in Blunt Trauma

Whole Body CT Not Linked to Reduced Mortality in Blunt Trauma

No significant difference in mortality for those undergoing whole body CT vs selective CT approach

Code Stroke System Reduces Post-Stroke Epilepsy Risk in Older Adults

Code Stroke System Reduces Post-Stroke Epilepsy Risk in Older Adults

The adjusted analysis also demonstrated that the code stroke system was associated with a decreased risk for post-stroke epilepsy within 5 years of stroke.

Stat consult: Sudden cardiac death

Stat consult: Sudden cardiac death

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Described as death within an hour of onset of any symptom

Prostate-specific antigen screening helps prostate cancer detection

Prostate-specific antigen screening helps prostate cancer detection

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Prostate cancer was diagnosed more frequently in men who underwent single prostate-specific antigen screening than in those who did not, but mortality was unaffected.

NCCN's anticancer drug recommendations beyond FDA approval based on weak evidence

NCCN's anticancer drug recommendations beyond FDA approval based on weak evidence

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Does weak evidence drive the NCCN recommendations of FDA-approved drugs?

Medicare’s condition-specific readmission measures are poor reflectors of hospital quality

High variability was observed within hospital risk-standardized excess readmission ratios.

Parent-child reading interventions have positive psychosocial effects

A meta-analysis reviewing the effect of parent-child book reading interventions revealed a positive correlation between such interventions and a broad range of beneficial psychosocial outcomes, including social-emotional competence, quality of life, and parenting competence.

Early Care Transitions Beneficial for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Early Care Transitions Beneficial for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

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A diabetes transition registry may help adolescents with type 1 diabetes plan and prepare for independent adult care.

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