February 14, 2018
PAs Efforts to Help Homeless in LA Stymied by Outmoded Regulations
Two LA PAs, Katayoun Moini, PA-C and Lindsay Kozicz, PA-C, Director and Associate Director, respectively, at the Charles R. Drew University PA program are ready to help the homeless population of Los Angeles.
PA Helps to Revise Hypertension Guidelines
Through her service on the writing committee for the new hypertension guideline, PA Sondra DePalma helped to encourage PA involvement in an important healthcare issue and reminded other professionals of PAs contributions to patient care and the clinical management of HTN.
New Law Permits PAs to Provide Hospice Care to Medicare Patients
This morning, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law two improvements to Medicare that represent significant victories for PAs and the patients they serve. The first improvement will allow PAs to manage and provide hospice care to terminally-ill Medicare patients; another will allow PAs to supervise cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs under the Medicare program.
Urgent Care, a Fast Growing Speciality for PAs and Physicians
Urgent care medicine is the “provision of immediate medical service offering outpatient care for the treatment of acute and chronic illness and injury”.1 PAs in urgent care should have a vast array of clinical skills as well as the ability to quickly identify patients who require more intensive emergency medicine services. While urgent care providers may also be the first to diagnosis chronic diseases such as diabetes or asthma, they generally refer patients to a primary care provider for the management of these conditions.
PAs Help Provide Care to Las Vegas Shooting Victims
It was around 10:08 p.m. that Stephen Paddock opened fire on the more than 20,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The shooting lasted about 10 minutes. Fifty-eight people died and more than 500 people had injuries. Here, three PAs share their stories about providing care in the hours following the tragedy.
PAs Making a Difference
PAs practice in all specialties and medical settings, and are doing remarkable work around the globe! Meet some amazing PAs or recommend someone for us to profile.