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2014 AASPA CME Meeting & Surgical Update
We hope you will join us Oct. 23-26, 2014 at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco, CA, for our 14th Annual AASPA CME Meeting.

Join fellow surgical PAs, PA educators, PA students, pre-PA students and surgical industry leaders at the 14th Annual Surgical CME, preceding the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons!

This exciting, hands-on surgical meeting will be held at the fabulous Hilton Union Square in the heart of incredible San Francisco.

If you are looking for a qualified surgical PA, this is the ideal venue to fill that position. For industry exhibitors looking for "high touch face time" with surgical PAs, this is the ideal meeting for you!

Click here to REGISTER NOW for best pricing!
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Register now for the 2014 FCCS — Fundamental Critical Care Support
Management principles for the first 24 hours of critical care. Two-day course — 16 hours of CME and Certificate of Completion and card.

Course Purpose
  • To better prepare the nonintensivist for the first 24 hours of management of the critically ill patient until transfer or appropriate critical care consultation can be arranged.
  • To assist the nonintensivist in dealing with sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient.
  • To prepare house staff for ICU coverage.
  • To prepare critical care practitioners to deal with acute deterioration in the critically ill patient.
Course will be held before the 14th Annual AASPA CME Meeting at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco.

Register today!
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Prostate cancer surgeries performed by robots are better and save money
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Robotic surgery gives prostate cancer patients better health results, reduces their hospital stay and can save the health system money, a large-scale study shows. Not only did men who had the robotic-assisted surgery have their hospital stay cut, they did not require blood transfusions and were less likely to need follow-up cancer treatment.
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Use of preventive measures for MRSA infections in surgical patients
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The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality found that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is associated with up to 375,000 infections and 23,000 deaths in the United States. It is a major cause of surgical site infections, with a higher mortality and longer duration of care than methicillin-sensitive MRSA. A multifactorial bundled approach is needed to control this epidemic, with single interventions unlikely to have a significant impact on attenuating MRSA infection rates.
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Inpatient urologic surgeries could rise under ACA
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Insurance expansion under the Affordable Care Act could increase the overall rate of inpatient urologic surgery among non-white and low-income patients, according to new study findings presented at the American Urological Association 2014 annual meeting. Chad Ellimoottil, MD, of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and fellow researchers looked at 2003-10 discharge data in Massachusetts, which in 2006 passed a health care reform law aimed at providing health insurance for nearly all residents.
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Alarming increase in Tommy John surgery
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Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said he's personally concerned about the recent spate of Tommy John surgeries and other injuries suffered by major league pitchers. MLB continues to consult with doctors and athletic trainers in an effort to address the problem. Baseball's medical advisory committee, which is headed by Dr. Gary Green, has been entrusted with trying to find some answers.
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