Students who enter a preprofessional program directly after high school may be successful in PA school with structure, guidance, and mentorship.
There are inconsistencies between patient education and healthcare provider practices, which vary in each health maintenance factor.
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.
The geriatric workforce shortage may provide PAs with opportunities to engage themselves in the specialty.
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.
Newly developed PA programs may be influenced by current APN programs of the same institution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PA students perceived improved confidence in their ability to provide patient education and counseling.
Opioid-specific health seminars may help PA students learn lifesaving treatments to perform in the future.
The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.
The proportion of practices with NPs and PAs increased modestly from 2008 to 2016, with similar growth found in specialty and primary care practices.
An organization representing the effort to move toward autonomy has made big inroads into the AAPA, resulting in a push toward unhitching physician assistants from MD colleagues.
Congress signed into law two improvements to Medicare that will impact the physician assistant profession.
PAs should always keep in mind the sacred responsibility of the job: the knowledge to know what to do for our patients, and when and how to do it.
More than 115,500 PAs will celebrate their contributions to healthcare during National PA Week.
The House of Delegates discussed the recertification process for PAs and the future of the PA profession.
Most opioid-dependent pregnant patients understand that intravenous drug use is a major transmission modality of HCV.
The gap between supply and demand in the rheumatology workforce is expected to widen substantially by 2030.
The policy was unanimously approved at the AAPA 2017 conference.
Physicians in primary care and in subspecialty care found that PAs are prepared to actively participate in clinical activities.
PAs take advantage of flexibility offered by their profession.
Many PA students and practicing PAs did not feel that their PA program adequately trained them to screen for opioid abuse.
Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.
Across all demographics, healthcare provider recommendation to be vaccinated had the strongest impact, followed by having a history of the disease, and knowing someone else who had that disease.
A survey found that 95.16% of participants were confident in the ability of a PA or an NP to provide opiate replacement therapy.
A 53-year-old woman presents to the emergency room for right upper extremity deep vein thrombosis after rib resection and subclavian vein stent placement.