CDC Outlines Recommendations for Providing Quality STD Clinical Services

As STD rates climb to unprecedented highs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report, Recommendations for Providing Quality Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Services, to highlight the services healthcare settings can offer to provide the highest-quality STD care.
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PA in Critical Care Shares 4 Crucial Tips

Erin Stutz, PA-C, started her career in hospital medicine and currently works in critical care in upstate New York. With her experience in both specialties, Stutz shares her top four tips for any PA who is caring for a critically ill patient.
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Most Popular Apps for PAs

We asked AAPA’s early-career PAs and Student Academy about their favorite practice- or study-related apps. Fast, easy-to-use, and helpful apps came up again and again. Here are the apps we heard about most from our informal survey.
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Update on Ebola Diagnostics at the State and Federal Levels in the U.S.

During the upcoming CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call, clinicians can learn about options for testing suspected Ebola virus infection in coordination with state and local public health authorities and CDC, as well as the benefits and limitations of existing diagnostic tools.
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Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA often has no signs or symptoms and can burst, or rupture, without warning. Recommendations vary depending on sex, age, smoking status, and family history.
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CDC’s Influenza Vaccination Tools Can Help Inform Patients

PAs should check out CDC’s online tools to help get patients vaccinated during this flu season. This year, CDC is focusing on high risk groups who are at additional danger of flu-related complications, including hospitalization and death.
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The Training Rheum: ARP Collaborates with American Academy of PAs to Help Rheumatology Practices Onboard NPs & PAs

A new initiative, aimed at attracting PAs and NPs to rheumatology careers, kicked off in Atlanta Aug. 10–12. Dubbed The Training Rheum, the three-day boot camp is part of a budding alliance and collaboration between the ACR’s Committee on Rheumatology Training & Workforce Issues and the interprofessional division of the ACR, the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, and AAPA.