Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) causes limb weakness, mostly in children. Prompt symptom recognition, specimen collection, and reporting to CDC are all critical to improve understanding of this complex syndrome, including its risk factors, outcomes, possible treatments, and ways to prevent it.
Vaccines save millions of lives each year by helping control and prevent dozens of potentially deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month gives providers reason to look for opportunities to clarify any misunderstandings and foster an open dialogue with patients about immunizations.
CDC is requesting assistance from PAs in responding to outbreaks of hepatitis A nationwide. Visits to a healthcare clinic represent an ideal opportunity to provide hepatitis A vaccination to people at highest risk of infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association (NTCA) have released “Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of U.S. Health-Care Personnel: Recommendations from the National Tuberculosis Controllers Association and CDC, 2019.”
Common presentations of insomnia include a decrease in sleep drive, frequent awakenings during the night, and early awakenings with difficulty returning to sleep. Expert Sharon O’Brien, MPAS, PA-C, shares insights into diagnosis and treatment of insomnia in the elderly.
The rules surrounding reimbursement and payment policies are changing rapidly. As healthcare delivery transforms into a value-based payment model, PAs must be aware of how they can facilitate a high-performing, patient-centered delivery model with patients at the forefront of that care model.
Conference on Demand is now live! Video-based sessions from AAPA 2019 in Denver, Colorado are now available. Check out the top five most popular sessions, which include managing outpatient hypertension, syncope assessments, sight-threatening conditions, sepsis, and more.
Erin Stutz, PA-C, works in pulmonary critical care in the medical ICU at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). She shares what her days are like, and why the upcoming Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp is worth your time.