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  • June 28, 2018 9:22 AM | Anonymous

    Monthly Prescribing Reference 

    Achaogen announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Zemdri (plazomicin) for adults (aged at least 18 years) with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including pyelonephritis, caused by the following susceptible microorganism(s): Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, and Enterobacter cloacae. Zemdri, an aminoglycoside antibacterial, is a once-daily intravenous (IV) infusion that was designed to resist aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes.  

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  • June 28, 2018 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Huddle 

    Find a PA mentor or mentee with this new, free program in Huddle. Achieve your career goals with the guidance you'll find here, or help advance your fellow PAs with advice. Grow your professional relationships and make new connections that will last. You can enroll as both a mentor and mentee — plus, you can sign up anytime throughout the year. 

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  • June 25, 2018 9:06 AM | Anonymous

    AAPA 

    It's that time of year when students don their caps and gowns at commencement, where, if they're lucky, they hear some inspirational words from someone who has "made it." This year, AAPA President Gail Curtis reflects on soccer star Abby Wambach's commencement address to the women of Barnard College. 

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  • June 21, 2018 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    AAPA 

    Choosing the appropriate pharmacotherapy is essential to managing diabetes and preventing hypoglycemia in your patients with T2DM. A newly released free CME activity, Managing the Risk of Hypoglycemia in Special Patient Populations, outlines risk factors and newer treatment options. Earn AAPA Category 1 CME credit while learning about comorbid conditions that may increase the risk of hypoglycemia in these patients. Plus, don't miss bonus free self-assessment CME with two eCase Challenges! Find it all in AAPA's Learning Central. 

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  • June 19, 2018 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    Medical News Today 

    The merits of vitamin D when it comes to cancer prevention have long been at the heart of medical debates. Where some studies have revealed that overall cancer risk is lower in people with higher levels of this vitamin, others have suggested that vitamin D has no impact on a person's vulnerability to the disease. Still, the case for ensuring that you get enough vitamin D is fairly strong.

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  • June 19, 2018 9:39 AM | Anonymous

    JAAPA 

    Family-centered rounds is an approach to patient care that includes patients and their family members as part of the daily discussion of medical decision-making, and often also includes practitioners of supporting disciplines. This type of rounding has become increasingly popular over the past decade, as it has been shown to increase family satisfaction, improve team communication, streamline management, and reduce medical errors. Although bedside rounding lets the attending physician explain management decisions to the family, it also informs the multidisciplinary team in a collaborative manner.

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  • June 19, 2018 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    AAPA 

    There's a lot going on in the recertification arena for PAs and physicians. Both NCCPA and AAPA have taken some important and positive steps toward improving PA recertification. Among physician groups, recertification also continues to be an important topic, and similar discussions and changes are taking place. 

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  • June 14, 2018 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    HemOnc Today 

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved bevacizumab for use with chemotherapy, followed by bevacizumab as a single agent, for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer who underwent initial surgical resection. Bevacizumab (Avastin, Genentech) is now approved for 10 indications in the United States. These include advanced cervical cancer and two forms of ovarian cancer that recurred after platinum-based chemotherapy.  

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  • June 14, 2018 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    AAPA 

    More than 39 percent of PAs in rural locations practice in primary care compared to 21 percent of those in urban locations. This supports researchers who say that PAs can be positioned to meet the rapidly growing primary care needs in rural locations. 

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  • June 12, 2018 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Full-Time PA/NP Clinical Assistant Professor - Hendersonville, NC

    Organization: Wingate University PA Department 

    Position: Clinical Faculty
    Fill by Date: n/a
    Location: Hendersonville, NC
    Education: Minimum Master's Degree
    Date Posted: 6/11/2018

    Years of Experience

    1-5

    Job Description

    Position Title: PA/ NP - Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department: Wingate University Department of Physician Assistant Studies
                                           
    Position Summary
    This is a full time clinical faculty position with Wingate University Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Hendersonville OB-GYN Associates located in Hendersonville, NC. The PA will work clinically in collaboration with the physicians at Hendersonville OB-GYN Associates and serve as the clinical preceptor for Wingate Physician Assistant students in their Women’s Health rotation.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    ● Serve as a clinical preceptor for second year PA students
    ● Provide evaluation of the students medical knowledge, clinical skills, and professionalism
    ● Assist with or teach the Women’s Health course in the PA curriculum
    ● Provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education, referral and follow-up
    ● Perform women’s wellness exams, gynecologic care, and prenatal care
    ● Assist in surgery and perform minor surgical procedures
    ● Order and interpret diagnostic testing
    ● Demonstrate initiative, problem solving ability, adaptability and flexibility
    ● Critically analyzes data and evidence for improving clinical practice
    ● Proficient skills in use of computer and EMR system
    ● Serve as a liaison between the PA Program and health care community
    ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills required in English

    Education, Experience and Certifications
    ● Preference is given to applicants with clinical experience in Women’s Health and/or Primary Care
    ● Hold a terminal degree from a regionally accredited university
    ● Current NCCPA certification
    ● Current/eligible for NC Medical license

    Physical Requirements
    Work requires standing, walking, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 25 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment and supplies. Must possess intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch and dexterity.

    Please send CV and Cover Letter to Nicole Drake at n.drake@wingate.edu

    Questions?  Call 828-309-0610


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