Jim Anderson, PA-C, finds that remembering to ask about the small stuff, like medication reconciliation and smoking cessation, improves his ability to help keep his patients safe and healthy.
Asking patients artful questions about the kinds of foods they consume can provide clinicians with more insight than simply asking if the patient eats a balanced diet.
Obesity is a clear risk factor for COVID-19 complications, so what can nurse practitioners and physician assistants do to keep their patients with obesity safe and healthy?
“It has been over a year of constant trauma. It has been over a year of not sleeping.” How are healthcare workers managing their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Experts debate the USDA-HHS’ decisions on sugar and alcohol intake limits in the updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025.
The latest edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes recommendations for every stage of life including infants and toddlers, in addition to recommendations during pregnancy and lactation.
Describing patients as “nonadherent” rather than “noncompliant” to a treatment regimen reflects a healthy patient-provider relationship.
PAs and NPs are playing a key role in diagnosing and treating patients with COVID-19. Will this change how other clinicians view advanced practice providers?
Physician assistants and nurse practitioners share their COVID-19 vaccination experiences.
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.