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The Waiting Room Recognizing victims of domestic violence

Recognizing victims of domestic violence

Clinicians should trust their intuition when a patient's injuries don't match up with their story.

The Waiting Room Understanding the Mallampati score

Understanding the Mallampati score

The Mallampati score is a simple, quick test that can be a good predictor of obstructive sleep apnea.

The Waiting Room Impaired provider programs give clinicians a safe place to recover

Impaired provider programs give clinicians a safe place to recover

For clinicians who struggle with substance abuse and other mental health problems, impaired provider programs offer a safe, supportive space where they can recover.

The Waiting Room The importance of clinician-patient confidentiality in the emergency department

The importance of clinician-patient confidentiality in the emergency department

When patients present with concerning behavior, an explanation of patient-provider confidentiality can help clinicians provide effective treatment more quickly.

The Waiting Room Quantity of sleep continues to decline in Americans

Quantity of sleep continues to decline in Americans

A growing number of adults in the United States are not getting the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.

The Waiting Room Wanted: Collaboration between the AAPA's gun control advocates and gun-savvy PAs

Wanted: Collaboration between the AAPA's gun control advocates and gun-savvy 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.

The Waiting Room Holiday healing in the emergency department

Holiday healing in the emergency department

The patient flow may slow down during the holidays, but some people come to the emergency department for more than just physical reasons.

The Waiting Room The other signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea

The other signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea

Look for symptoms like headaches, daytime sleepiness, and forgetfulness when diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea.

The Waiting Room The importance of proper names

The importance of proper names

Using the correct names for parts of the reproductive system can lead to better knowledge and care of the body.

The Waiting Room When life imitates art: Gaslighting in the bedroom

When life imitates art: Gaslighting in the bedroom

In sleep studies, a partner's report of the patient's symptoms can be invaluable, but what if they're lying?

The Waiting Room When "you'll be fine," isn't fine

When "you'll be fine," isn't fine

Clinicians should communicate thoroughly with patients to ensure their injuries will heal properly based on their lifestyle.

The Waiting Room Motivational interviewing: helping the ambivalent patient make a change

Motivational interviewing: helping the ambivalent patient make a change

For patients who are reluctant to make changes, try motivational interviewing to help them set goals.

The Waiting Room When suicide becomes personal

When suicide becomes personal

Experiencing the grief of losing someone to suicide can bring a new perspective on the importance of suicide prevention resources.

The Waiting Room Debunking the dangers of pitocin

Debunking the dangers of pitocin

While many pregnant patients have reservations about pitocin, it has many benefits for labor when administered correctly.

The Waiting Room A new method for closing skin tears in elderly patients

A new method for closing skin tears in elderly patients

Using a combination of sutures and Steri-Strips can help close skin tears in elderly patients with fragile skin.

The Waiting Room Unexplained weight gain? Consider sleep-related eating disorders

Unexplained weight gain? Consider sleep-related eating disorders

For patients who are gaining weight seemingly without cause, consider sleep-related eating disorders for a diagnosis.

The Waiting Room Tarrytown, my Tarrytown: a trip to the New York State Society of PAs conference

Tarrytown, my Tarrytown: a trip to the New York State Society of PAs conference

The NYSSPA conference in Tarrytown, N.Y. offered several panels addressing racial health disparities in a quaint location.

The Waiting Room For labor and delivery, what's in a title?

For labor and delivery, what's in a title?

Patients can be preoccupied with titles even when they do not correspond to more experience.

The Waiting Room Are immunization schedules negotiable?

Are immunization schedules negotiable?

Providers should consider both medical ethics and scientific evidence when parents want to delay the vaccine schedule for their child.

The Waiting Room How to prepare for the AANP exam

How to prepare for the AANP exam

A recent FNP graduate breaks down how he prepared to take (and pass) the AANP exam.

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