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Helping Kenyans affected by HIV-AIDS

Helping Kenyans affected by HIV-AIDS | PA license will help and triages | Scoop.it
If you know that Kathleen "Keen" Harrison is a Chicago-area geneticist who founded the nonprofit Project Harambee to help Kenyans affected by HIV, you might think that her motivation was rooted...
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 25, 2014 1:10 PM
(Aspect 3) Physician assistants have been able to give back to the community especially in Kenya. They are used to treat them when a physician can't. Charities are a huge part of physician assistant's occupation.
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Why a PA Degree is a Good Career Move

Why a PA Degree is a Good Career Move | PA license will help and triages | Scoop.it
With individual enrollment for the health insurance exchanges underway, it seems the perfect time to look at how physician assistants (PA) -- designated one of three groups of primary care provider...
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 24, 2014 1:34 PM
(Aspect 3)With the affordable healthcare act in 2010 physician assistants are now 1 of 3 primary care providers. They are a key to making healthcare reform work. Physician assistants already care for more than 300 million patients. People fear that physicians alone won't be able to take care of all the new patients under the new healthcare act so physician assistants are needed. The best time to become a physician assistant is now.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 24, 2014 1:35 PM
(Aspect 3) Most physician assistants are recruited for a job before they even graduate. The job placement is at 100%. The median pay of physician assistants is $92,093 and that is expected to rise.
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Temporary Staffing Requests for PAs, NPs, on the Rise

Temporary Staffing Requests for PAs, NPs, on the Rise | PA license will help and triages | Scoop.it
The demand for temporary physician assistants and nurse practitioners is growing rapidly, according to a survey by Staff Care, a national temporary healthcare staffing firm.
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 24, 2014 1:16 PM
(Aspect 3) Temporary staffing of PA's is on the rise and it often benefits everyone involved. When offices/hospitals decide to do so when they are short on staff, they are often pleased with the results and it doesn't hurt them financially. The demand for temporary PAs and NPs has risen 8% in just two years.
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The importance of medical supplies: United States VS thirld world countries

The importance of medical supplies: United States VS thirld world countries | PA license will help and triages | Scoop.it
Ammon News reports that North-Eastern Syria recently reached out to the World Health Organization for desperately needed medical supplies after experiencing iss
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 3, 2014 1:34 PM
Medical supplies are something that is taken for granted in the United States but in foreign countries its something hard to come by. They have to be imported from other countries and that usually only happens when there is a desperate need. This gives a longer lifespan to us Americans, compared to the foreign people who often die because they can't get a hold of the supplies we have so easily here.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 13, 2014 4:29 PM
People in third-world countries face a different reality then us Americans. However when necessary supplies are given to these countries such as Syria they are able to treat both chronic and infectious diseases. They appreciate these supplies because they usually don't have them.
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 7, 2014 1:19 PM
Triages following a natural disaster are critical for so many lives. For example when Haiti was struck with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, millions of lives were at risk. The lack of infrastructure leaves no strict rules for setting up triages. As long as they provide care to the needy, its all okay. Flexibility is crucial in this situation.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 7, 2014 1:24 PM
The needs of injured surpass any boundaries or laws in third world countries like this. It is completely different than providing care in the United States. There are endless people injured, all who had probably lost much more then their health, but also their homes, family members, and a job. Limited resources are a problem, so every minute and diagnosis counts. Triages in third world countries is basically anyone able to recognize victims helping.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 13, 2014 4:25 PM
Every country practices medicine differently, but when in a disaster they are able to work together. Technology isn't the most important thing, but dedicated doctors/nurses/physician assistants are. Ingenuity and innovation are the future of the medical field.
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Ebola Outbreak in Guinea May Spread to Liberia

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea May Spread to Liberia | PA license will help and triages | Scoop.it
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday. Health workers in Guinea are trying to contain the spread of the disease which causes severe internal bleeding. In...
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 25, 2014 12:53 PM
(Aspect 3)An outbreak of the Ebola virus as already killed 59 people in Guinea and is spreading to neighboring country Liberia as well as Sierra Leone. It causes severe internal bleeding. It spread to Liberia when 5 people crossed the border with it to seek medical treatment.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 25, 2014 12:55 PM
(aspect 3) There is no vaccine or treatment for Ebola. This is the first outbreak in West Africa in over 20 years. The poverty filled nations will struggle handling this outbreak and not have the necessary supplies.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 25, 2014 12:58 PM
(aspect 3) The Ebola virus is considered to be one of the most virulent diseases known with a mortality rate of up to 90%. The virus can be transmitted through direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person or objects with this on it. For example if a person dies from this virus and people do communal funerals they can contract the virus.
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Physician assistants fill in at the fringes  of health care - NBC News

Physician assistants fill in at the fringes  of health care - NBC News | PA license will help and triages | Scoop.it
Carrie Kowalski, a physician assistant at the Venice Family Clinic in Venice, California, checks Tarzan, one of the homeless patients she seeks out to care f...
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 24, 2014 1:23 PM
(aspect 3)By 2020 there is expected to be a shortage of 90,000 medical doctors. Because of the new healthcare acts people can't get access to the medical care so physician assistants are here to help. Some physician assistants are even going overseas for example with the military in order to help out where there are gaps.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 24, 2014 1:29 PM
37% of physician assistants work in under-served countries. Its more cost effective to hire a physician assistant, so both sides benefit, where a PA can do almost all the work a doctor can. Physician assistants have the ability to give back to the community. Patients need more than just medical care but also support. Thats what physician assistants can give. They are advocates.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 24, 2014 1:29 PM
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Haiti - Medical Mission - Working as a Physician Assistant Overseas | The Physician Assistant Life

Haiti - Medical Mission - Working as a Physician Assistant Overseas | The Physician Assistant Life | PA license will help and triages | Scoop.it
Working as a Physician Assistant Overseas in Haiti - Medical Mission Series Haiti - Working abroad as a PA-C - Third world medicine
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 3, 2014 1:29 PM
In third-world countries there are no laws against what physician assistants can do. Its more about making sure the physician assistant knows what they are doing so they can perform their tasks properly. Mobile clinics, or triages, are encouraged in foreign countries unlike here in the United States. Overall to help in these third world countries what you really need is experience, connections, and a good team of passionate people.
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Physician Assistants : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Physician Assistants : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | PA license will help and triages | Scoop.it
Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on a team under the supervision of physicians and surgeons. They are formally educated to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment.
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 7, 2014 1:16 PM
The 2012 median pay of physician assistants is $90,930.The job outlook is 38% which is much faster than the average job. Physician assistants are always needed and the job is constantly growing. They are now starting to take over primary care so doctors can be in more specialized areas.
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Rachael Huber's comment, March 7, 2014 1:03 PM
A physician assistant works with a team of people and is certified and licensed to practice medicine under a doctor. A pa can "perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and counseling and make rounds in hospitals and nursing homes." (AAPA). A physician assistant must have a masters degree in order to practice. There are combined undergrad programs or the standard 27 month masters degree phase.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 7, 2014 1:08 PM
Physician assistants have flexibility in their area of work and can change fields whenever they want with no extra schooling. Team work is a major aspect of being a physician assistant and is transforming healthcare. Physician assistants are able to enter the workforce quickly, therefore reducing student costs.
Rachael Huber's comment, March 7, 2014 1:11 PM
Physician assistants are able to practice in many other countries besides Puerto Rico. They can work on many islands and European countries. There are almost no boundaries.