PA Nguyen Park is a passionate advocate for PAs to become involved in genomic medicine. By working in genetics, she says, PAs can make a huge difference for their patients by providing high-quality care and by increasing access to care.
PAs are in a unique position to be leaders in nutrition management on behalf of their patients. Addressing nutrition in sensitive ways can have a significant impact on patients’ health. Here are five tips for PAs as they counsel patients on nutrition.
NIH seeks qualified physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors interested in acquiring credentials and experience to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs at the NIH, major medical centers, and other organizations. Applications are due December 1, 2020.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and it offers a good opportunity for a refresher on recognizing seizures and safely helping patients by learning Seizure First Aid. AAPA provides educational outreach opportunities including the Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification training with the Epilepsy Foundation.
Ready for a primer on what you need to know as a PA in family medicine? Or do you need an update on the latest clinical practices? Join the inaugural AAPA We Are Family (Medicine) Conference, designed for those of all experience levels practicing in family medicine.
Meal planning is critical for patients with type 2 diabetes and PAs can be challenged to provide recommendations to help patients to manage blood sugar levels. A new study provides evidence to help PAs advise patients about sensible options for diabetes-specific meal and snack replacement.
In support of National Immunization Awareness Month activities this August, AAPA and PAs are joining a national effort, “Catch-Up to Get Ahead,” to address the alarming declines in routine childhood immunization that happened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.