2 PAs Give 5 Tips on Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Two PAs practicing in women’s health, Nisha McKenzie, PA-C, and Deanna Bridge Najera, PA-C, share their tips for Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). Dispelling misinformation, being mindful of patient experience, getting proper training, and addressing safety concerns are key.

Optimize Nutrition to Support a Healthy Immune System

Although primary care PA Darrin Cottle, PA-C, RD, is not actively treating hospitalized patients with COVID-19, he spends lots of time counseling patients about the virus when he sees them in his clinical practice. They discuss testing, how long to quarantine, use of masks, and how to support a healthy immune system.
Kayla Bakane, PA-C, MPAS; Kristen Rheinlander, MMs, PA-C; Lacee Keller, PA-C; Kristin Kamprath, MPAS, PA-C; Alana Young, PA-C

Obesity Management Certificate Program a Win for PAs and Patients

Want to better understand obesity and the barriers to patients seeking care, and improve your approach to patients? The 14-month Obesity Management in Primary Care Certificate Program is for you. This program is currently looking for its second cohort.
Monique Archer and Sherry Garcia

PAs and Social Determinants of Health: 4 Things to Know

Understanding social determinants of health along with treatment creates a holistic approach that may benefit patients in the long-term. PAs that integrate social determinants of health into patient care see greater satisfaction with care, health outcomes, and patient adherence to medical advice.
PA listening to her female patient

Working with Survivors of Sexual Violence Presents Unique Challenges

Sexual violence affects every demographic and every community, making it a serious public health concern. Proper identification of sexual violence and treatment is the first line in positive patient outcomes. Healthcare providers need to be aware of sexual violence as a factor for overall wellness.
PA looking at a paper

Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Clinical Setting

Medical providers such as PAs are often the first point of contact for caretakers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and as such, need to be comfortable speaking about how to identify red flags of ASD, and where to refer caretakers if there is any concern.
PA with a patient

Not on the Front Lines? Ways You Can Help With COVID-19 Response

AAPA is hearing from many PAs who want to offer their skills and abilities during the COVID-19 crisis but aren’t sure exactly how to help. Here is information and several suggested resources, whether you are a currently practicing PA, retiree, or a student.
Helen Riess leading an empathy training workshop

The Power of Empathy in Healthcare

Psychiatrist Helen Riess, MD, developed a series of empathy trainings for clinicians that have been shown to increase patient adherence to treatment recommendations and improve outcomes. AAPA has partnered with Riess’ company, Empathetics, to bring online courses to PAs.