The nation is now in the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the virus is still spreading, hope comes in the form of vaccines. These aggregated resources are intended to help PAs answer patient questions about vaccines and stay up to date on the prevention, treatment, and the acute and chronic management of the virus. These trends will have continued significance in the months and years ahead especially as all providers work to manage the short-term and long-term sequelae of COVID-19 and associated comorbidities.
People aren’t always rational. How we make decisions, including those about our health, are influenced by many factors, including what is expected of us and what others like us do. This short animated video highlights how defaults and social norms can be used to help us think about vaccination decisions differently.
We often judge how frequently something happens by how easily we remember seeing or hearing about it. What we can recall seems more likely than what we can’t recall. This short animated video demonstrates how we can focus people’s attention on the right side of the vaccination story.
Memories of unpleasant experiences are primarily based on how “bad”, “terrible”, and “disagreeable” they were at their worst moments and at the end of the experience. This short animated video illustrates how we can improve the experience of vaccinations to increase the odds of having patients return the next time.
Four PAs on the front lines of the pandemic share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. They have witnessed unimaginable loss this year, and implore us all to stand with the healthcare community and get the COVID-19 vaccine.
As the first vaccines roll out to healthcare workers around the country, four emergency medicine PAs share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine, talk about how they address vaccine hesitancy with their patients, and share some of their frontline experiences.
AAPA has joined more than 60 other organizations in support of the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project to help inspire vaccine confidence in communities. The Project will encourage adherence to robust regulatory review of COVID-19 vaccines.
As part of the final 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) permanently authorized PAs to supervise clinical staff who perform diagnostic tests for Medicare beneficiaries.
Although most PAs did not use telemedicine in their practices before COVID-19, AAPA’s Research Department reports in a recent data brief that PAs are now embracing telemedicine to provide remote, high-quality care to their patients. Several comment on how their jobs have changed.