More than 7000 PAs and students took advantage of workshops, seminars, networking opportunities, and CME at the 2019 American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Annual Meeting, held May 18-22 in Denver, Colorado.
Hawaii Governor David Ige signed the SB 1406 bill on July 2, 2019, which repealed the state’s outdated requirement for 100% chart review by a physician and included other changes to physician assistant laws currently in place in Hawaii.
Researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation conducted a secret shopper study to measure the number of primary care appointments scheduled with advanced providers before, during, and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Researchers sought to gain insight into how substitution of elderly care physicians by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or registered nurses in nursing homes contributed to the perceived quality of healthcare.
An official title change investigation has been implemented by the AAPA, which includes reviewing the scope of the physician assistant role as well as identifying a more dynamic title for the profession.
Incorporating antiobesity medications in conjunction with optimizing nutrition and participating in physical activity may prevent further weight gain, promote greater weight loss, and enhance quality of life.
Service learning in the form of community-based projects, combined with interprofessional education, may provide a solution to PA students’ lack of preparation in collaborating with interprofessional teams.