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PA in Iowa/Nebraska

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by PAAMICK, Nov 4, 2008.

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  1. PAAMICK

    PAAMICK Welcome New Poster


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    Hello to all of you.

    I am a PA and currently work in Nebraska. I specialize in wound care and am excited to find this site and hope to learn from all of you here.

    I was very lucky to have been trained by an amazing wound care provider on the West Coast. I learned a lot from her and brought that back home to the Midwest.

    Biggest pet peeve: Providers who know nothing about wounds and think they know more than a PA that specializes in wounds.... because they are an MD and I am a PA. Especially when it can jeapardize my patient! ( that sounds way more rude than I intended) :craig:

    Nice to meet all of you and can't wait to learn from you!

    Shell
     
  2. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Shell,

    :welcome: to Podiatry Arena.

    May I ask................... what is a PA?

    :eek:

    Top tip. It is always best to use your title in full initially. PA in the United Kingdom may mean 'personal assistant', It may just be me & everyone else knows right away but humour me please. ;)

    You may find posts of interest in the following area of the forum: Diabetic Foot & Wound Management. Discussions about diabetic foot complications, management of wounds and peripheral vascular diseases.

    Also the 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' includes discussions on dermatology .

    Regards,

    Mandy
     
  3. PAAMICK

    PAAMICK Welcome New Poster

    Hi Mandy.

    Sorry for that. A PA is a Physician Assistant. They have them in the UK as well as Australia now.

    We are trained under the medical model in medical school. I can do most of the things MD's do including diagnosing and treating. (we can write most scripts in most states) We must have a physician listed as our "Supervising Physician." Most of the time in rural areas that doc might be over an hour away from our actual clinic. But they must be available to us by phone and review 30% of our charts per year.

    That's it in a nut shell :D
     
  4. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    :welcome: Shell, your peeve is a peeve that many of us share:bang:
    Not just in wound management but also lots of other areas of feet with many other health professionals:eek:
    Good to see that you are passionate about your work.
    Look forward to you sharing your expertise:D

    Cheers
     
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