Patients with viral infections were less likely to be prescribed antibiotics following a 4-part antibiotic stewardship intervention at an urgent care center.
When the pandemic first reached Boston in March 2020, Massachusetts General Hospital responded by redeploying advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Clinicians were nominated by their peers to receive Point of Care Network’s America’s Top Physician Assistant or America’s Top Nurse Practitioner Award.
A now-deleted social media post from the AMA stated that the independent practice of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) will put patient safety at risk.
State-by-state differences in regulation processes cause nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to have different practice experiences across the United States.
The PA Foundation has established a fellowship to train physician assistants to be mental health first aid course instructors.
Remote lectures and socially-distant laboratory evaluations are changing the landscape of physician assistant programs across the country.
PAs and PA students who are motivated to share their experience have developed a digital community on Instagram.
The FDA approved therapies to treat pain, type 2 diabetes, hormone deficiency, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis in September 2020.
Although the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had proposed a rule to allow non-physician providers the ability to provide the same services as physicians, more than 120 medical organizations opposed this ruling, and it ultimately was passed with limitations.
See how your salary compares with those of your peers as reported in the 2020 NP/PA Salary Survey.
Now more than ever, clinicians need to be in check with their emotions as the COVID-19 pandemic can cause feelings of sadness, loneliness, and depression.
The CDC presented recommendations for testing and clinical management of health care personnel exposed to the hepatitis C virus.
Demand for PAs in medical and surgical subspecialties is increasing according to data from 2014 and 2016, reflecting the profession’s robust expansion from primary care.
CME courses may be a better alternative to a formal examination for PAs to meet recertification requirements.
Although the NCCPA has replaced the existing recertification exam, some PAs feel as though the pilot examination program does not sufficiently replace the old exam.
Researchers sought to examine national- and county-level buprenorphine prescription patterns by patient demographics and clinician specialty, and county-level characteristics associated with buprenorphine dispensing.
A total of 41.4% of PAs had symptoms of burnout, but 65.3% were satisfied with work-life integration.
We surveyed our nurse practitioner and physician assistant audience to assess the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus on their clinical practice.
Two friends reflect on their decision to step back from the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and whether they made the right choice.