AAPA COVID-19 Resource Center

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PAs are a vital part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You are likely working long hours and putting your own health at risk for your patients. AAPA thanks you for all you are doing to address this global health crisis.

We will be adding new tools and resources to this page to help you continue to practice medicine safely and effectively, while keeping your own health in mind.

AAPA 2020 in Nashville has been canceled. Read FAQs on cancellation here.


Research & Information

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AAPA’s Survey of PAs During COVID-19 Confirms Contributions, Adaptability of Profession

AAPA’s first national survey of PAs during the pandemic shows nearly half of PAs have tested, treated, or diagnosed COVID-19 patients. Furloughs, layoffs, and access to PPE are concerns for the profession.

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Watch Videos on PAs & COVID-19

Check out media coverage showcasing PAs, get tips on avoiding burnout, learn how to be a PA advocate, and more.

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Connect on Huddle

Share information with your fellow PAs in this COVID-19 Discussion Page on Huddle.

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PAs in the News

Read what your fellow PAs are saying to local and national media.

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Shareable Graphics

We created Facebook and Instagram images that you can download and share with your followers.

News

On the Front Lines: PA Student Dustin Norman

A registered respiratory therapist, PA student Dustin Norman felt compelled to help the Pacific Northwest’s COVID-19 response. For the past eight weeks, he has been studying full time and working 12-hour weekend shifts at the hospital.

How to Advocate in a Time of Social Distancing

Now more than ever, PAs should be advocating for the profession, sharing their stories with legislators about the critical role PAs play in healthcare delivery. Learn about ways to build and keep up these important relationships when in-person meetings are not an option.

PAs on the Front Lines: Alyssa Zantello Helps New York City During COVID-19

As the COVID-19 surge began in the U.S., Alyssa Zantello, PA-C, who practices orthopaedics in Michigan, found she couldn’t sit at home and do nothing. Forty eight hours after a conversation with her mentor, she was on a plane to New York City.

Minnesota PAs Celebrate New Law Removing References to Supervision, Delegation, and Physician Responsibility for PA Care

A new Minnesota law passed after years of effort by the Minnesota Academy of PAs removes references to supervision, delegation, and physician responsibility for care provided by PAs, allowing PAs to practice to the full extent of their education, training, and experience.

Oklahoma Legislation Allows PAs to Receive Direct Pay

Oklahoma PAs are celebrating a major victory with passage of S.B. 1915 which specifically allows for PAs to receive direct pay. The legislation provides Oklahoma with an element of Optimal Team Practice and modernizes PA practice in the state.


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Additional Resources


Crisis Hotlines

Do you need to talk or want someone to listen? These times may be overwhelming for a lot of reasons.

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We Want to Hear from You

Share your story with AAPA about your work on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

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From Our Partners

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PA Program Faculty & Instructional Resources

PA programs, faculty, and students can access updates and resources from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), including instructional resources like the Teacher Toolkit.

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COVID-19 Guidance for PA Programs

Read the latest updates and statements on topics like clinical rotations from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

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Certification & Recertification During COVID-19

Get your questions answered with FAQs from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).