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Register for the new Advanced Practice Providers: Administration, Leadership and Outcomes series
featuring one of AASPA's board members!

AASPA board member, Roy Constantine, Ph.D., PA-C, Faculty, will be speaking during one of the SCCM webcasts.

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Developing Formal Orientation and Onboarding for Advanced Practice Providers
SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 30, 2014
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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!

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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.

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Do experienced surgeons have better outcomes with scoliosis surgery?
Becker's Spine Review
An article recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined whether surgeon experience had an impact on outcomes for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction. The researchers examined posterior-only surgical procedures for AIS from 2007 to 2008 and followed patients for a minimum of two years. There were nine surgeons in the study total — four who had less than five years of experience and five surgeons who had five or more years of experience. Around 165 patients were included in the study.
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From nose to knee: Engineered cartilage regenerates joints
Health Canal
Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can thus repair articular cartilage defects. The nasal cartilage cells' ability to self-renew and adapt to the joint environment is associated with the expression of so-called HOX genes. The scientific journal Science Translational Medicine has published the research results together with the report of the first treated patients.
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How do surgeons approach enhancements in refractive surgery patients?
Healio
CEDARS Debates is a monthly feature in Ocular Surgery News. CEDARS — Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society — is a group of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to discuss some of the latest hot topics in ophthalmology. As laser refractive surgery enters its third decade of widespread use in the U.S., an increasing number of patients are now returning for enhancements. LASIK patients, in particular, present the dilemma of how to approach the enhancement.
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Do experienced surgeons have better outcomes with scoliosis surgery?
Becker's Spine Review
An article recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined whether surgeon experience had an impact on outcomes for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction. The researchers examined posterior-only surgical procedures for AIS from 2007 to 2008 and followed patients for a minimum of two years.

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More than 200 teeth removed from teen with rare condition
KWTX-TV
Dental surgeons in Mumbai, India said they were surprised by the number of teeth they had to remove from the mouth of a teenage boy with a rare condition. In all the surgeons removed 232 teeth. The 17-year-old boy has odontoma, in which a tumor grows under a gum and creates smaller tooth-like growths called denticles.

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Patients remain in danger from preventable errors
FierceHealthcare
Patients today are no safer from harm caused by preventable errors than they were 15 years ago, a leading healthcare expert testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Thursday. In terms of error reduction and quality improvement, "[w]e have not moved the needle in any meaningful. demonstrable way overall," testified Ashish Jha, M.D., a professor at Harvard School of Public Health.

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Can older Parkinson patients undergo deep brain stimulation?
Tech Times
In a study published in JAMA Neurology, researchers, led by Michael DeLong, found that 7.5 percent of the patients who underwent deep brain stimulation had one complication within a three-month period, regardless of age. "Parkinson's disease is one of the most common movement disorders and it primarily afflicts older people," said Nandan Lad, director of the lab where the project was carried out. "For many, movement disorders can be managed with medications. But as the disease progresses - and as people age - tremors and side effects of medication, including involuntary muscle movements, are less controllable."
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Surgeons use boy's rib to repair his esophagus after he swallowed remote control battery
Medical Daily
After accidentally swallowing a button battery from a remote control on his 1st birthday, Emmett Rauch suffered life-threatening injuries that physicians didn’t think he’d survive. The battery had burned through his esophagus, leaving him unable to breathe, eat, or speak.
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Carving the fat from patient surgical care
Healthcare Professionals Network
The cost of American healthcare is staggering, and, often, the bill is padded with unnecessary or even harmful tests, procedures, and prescriptions. The Chicago-based ABIM Foundation worked with dozens of professional organizations and Consumer Reports in a project called Choosing Wisely to reduce waste in the healthcare system. A total of 58 professional organizations have joined them to create a list called Things Physicians and Providers Should Question, and 6 of these organizations represent surgeons.
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Coming soon to a hospital near you: The surgical black box?
MedCity News
The term “black box” is synonymous with airplanes, but soon it could be similarly the case with surgeries. A team of Canadian researchers is working on the so-called surgical black box, promising to create a device capable of monitoring every movement in the operating room that simultaneously analyzes recordings and identifies mistakes. Surgeons, in turn, can get instant feedback – as they operate.
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Study: Robot-assisted prostate surgery has been widely adopted by US surgeons to treat cancer
Medical Daily
Robot-assisted surgeries are on the rise due to their precision and success rates. A new study reveals that in recent years more and more surgeons have preferred to use robot assistance in prostate removal surgeries required for treatment of prostate cancer. The study also states that the earlier expensive procedure is now getting more affordable. The study appears in the online edition of BJU International.
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