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2015 AASPA CME Meeting & Surgical Update
We hope you will join us Oct. 1 – 4, 2015 at the Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, for our 15th Annual AASPA CME Meeting.

Join fellow surgical PAs, PA educators, PA students, pre-PA students and surgical industry leaders at the 15th 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 Suites Chicago in the heart of incredible Chicago.

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!

Register now for the 2015 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 15th Annual AASPA CME Meeting at the Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile.

Register today!


INDUSTRY NEWS


My patient. Your patient, Our patient: Making medicine better for everyone
Huffington Post
Team-based and patient-centered care approaches are critical as we face physician shortages in certain areas along with greater numbers of patients who have increased access to healthcare from the Affordable Care Act. Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals must work together — and training in teamwork must start early in their education.
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Anesthesiologist found guilty after verbally abusing patient
Joan Spitrey
Most healthcare providers show patients a high level of respect, regardless of whether a patient is under sedation or wide awake. Unfortunately, a jury recently found an anesthesiologist guilty of defamation and medical malpractice after a patient recorded her vicious remarks toward a sedated patient.
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Supreme Court approves Obamacare subsidies on HealthCare.gov
CNBC
Obamacare just survived a potentially fatal heart attack. In a major decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal subsidies that help nearly 6.4 million people pay for their Obamacare health plans are legal under the Affordable Care Act.
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Never do unto others what you wouldn't do to yourself
Medscape (Subscription required)
Despite the difficulty of drawing conclusions from a sample of one, and the strong possibility of self-bias, there are many reasons why a physician would first want to test a new research idea or a new drug on him- or herself. Convenience is certainly one reason — having an available, cooperative, motivated subject is a big advantage.
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7 of the most innovative hospitals around the world
Empowher
Innovation is all about creation, extension and pushing the boundaries. In healthcare, it requires constantly thinking about how to make systems better, to improve health and provide services. Check out these seven hospitals around the world whose systems have evolved to become nationally and internationally recognized.
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The role of laundry protocols in infection control
Dot Med Daily News
In an era of Ebola outbreaks and antibiotic-resistant superbugs, research just published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology offers a reminder that attention to detail is crucial to preventing the spread of infectious disease. The study looks at the role of dirty laundry, which has only been credited with about a dozen infections over the last 40 years, but some involving multiple patients.
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Case study: protection of healthcare staff from surgical smoke in operating theatres
Personnel Today
Can surgical smoke present a hazard to the general or respiratory health of operating-theatre workers? In this case study, the environmental hazard of surgical smoke in a day-case operating theatre is explored by evaluating smoke exposure and its impact on health.
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Prehabilitation-improving outcomes proactively
Media Post
According to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Strength Conditioning Research, the projected number of total knee replacement surgeries for 2016 is 1,046,000 — in 15 years, this number is projected to increase by 600 percent. While rehabilitation is important for improving outcomes in this type of procedure, the groundwork laid before the surgery — with prehabilitation — can make all the difference for patients' recovery.
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This robotic knee system is perfect for outpatient facilities
Outpatient Surgery
The Navio system empowers surgeons to precisely resurface the femoral condyle, tibia and patella via a robotically assisted, handheld bone cutting tool. With the technology, only the targeted bone gets removed, leaving surrounding tissue untouched. Navio works perfectly with the STRIDE implant, Blue Belt's patellofemoral and unicondylar knee system for medial and lateral uni-knee surgery.
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How to improve your practice from online reviews
Medpage Today
Did you know that criticism on physician rating sites can help improve your practice? When patients leave comments on these rating sites, sometimes it’s the only way they have a voice. All of these issues matter to patients, and sometimes they are frustrated with our healthcare system.
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