In December of 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data that showed overdose deaths accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two PAs who work with this patient population shared their experiences and perspectives.
Megan Pinder, MMS, PA-C, is an advocate for psychiatric patients both personally and professionally. She responds to questions about PAs’ role in mental health, how access, socioeconomic status, and stigma impact patient mental health, and how to advocate for mental health patients.
Mental health affects everyone, and PA students have faced many challenges over the past year. Stephanie Neary, MPA, MMA, PA-C, and Chris Roman, PA-C, will be hosting an interactive webinar specifically for PA students on the importance of mental health.
PA Ekaterina Koroleva officiates soccer games for at the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and consults on cases involving senior citizens’ potential visits to the ER to add up to “living her dream” through an “accessible and balanced life.”
President of APAOG, Melissa Rodriguez, DMSc, PA-C, thinks PAs are a great fit for practicing in obstetrics and gynecology; they are medically trained, compassionate, team-oriented, and are qualified to identify, prevent, and treat most, if not all, causes of maternal mortality.
Four PAs talk about the barriers to care in rural communities they’ve experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, including office space limitations and vaccine hesitancy, and new legislation that might help draw more PAs to practice in rural communities.
As part of the 2021 AAPA Salary Survey, now available in PDF format on aapa.org, AAPA’s Research Department collected data to understand the impact of COVID not only on the PA workforce, but on compensation as well as practice changes.
If you couldn’t join us for AAPA 2021, we’ve still got your CME needs covered. You can now access Conference on Demand 2021 and the top five most popular CME from the event, which include sessions on anaphylaxis and anemia.
Giving someone a second chance at life is an extraordinary opportunity. And even though she’s done it well over one thousand times throughout her career, Georgeine Smith, lead PA of transplant surgery at the Penn Transplant Institute, says each case is uniquely rewarding.