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PAs Embrace Telemedicine After COVID-19 Jumpstart

Although most PAs did not use telemedicine in their practices before COVID-19, AAPA’s Research Department reports in a recent data brief that PAs are now embracing telemedicine to provide remote, high-quality care to their patients. Several comment on how their jobs have changed.
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COVID-19 Reinforces Urgent Need for the PA Direct Payment Act

AAPA staff and dedicated PA advocates have been working with determination to advance the PA Direct Payment Act (S.596/H.R. 1052) during this Congress. Here is an update on legislation to help ensure PAs can permanently receive direct payment for their services.

How One Health System Trained APPs for COVID-19 in Just 14 Days

As COVID-19 hit the Northeast, Intermountain Health provided Just-in-Time training to 54 primary care PAs and NPs to be redeployed to hospitalist teams. The collaboration and training resulted in many APPs feeling energized, valued, and needed in a short amount of time.

D.C. PA Helps Create Better PPE for Airway Procedures

When COVID-19 hit Washington, D.C., emergency medicine PA Amy Keim observed that the plastic drapes being used to decrease aerosolized particles during airway procedures weren’t cutting it. So she set out to make something better: the Airway Procedure Tent.
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The COVID-19 Chronicles: PA Shares Frontline Account

Hayden Mulligan, PA-C, practices family medicine at a Duke University primary care clinic in Mebane, North Carolina. As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. began to spike, Mulligan chronicled her experiences, her feelings, and her fears in real-time. She shares her account of the first weeks of the pandemic.
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How to Stay on Track in PA School During a Global Pandemic

Kristopher Maday, a PA program director in Tennessee, addresses some difficult truths that PA students should consider in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. He shares his tips for both current and prospective students, as well as his own faculty perspective.