The Exchange

Commentary and Observations from
the Medical Front Lines

 

Welcome to PCE's The Exchange—Stay Current on Issues That Matter Most to You and Your NP/PA Colleagues

PCE is excited to announce the launch of The Exchange, a collection of short commentaries from your NP/PA colleagues on a broad range of topics relevant to your practice. The Exchange will bring you reflections on trends in medicine, observations about new treatments and guidelines, and advice related to career decisions and practicing in today's changing healthcare environment.


Toxic Culture and Driving Meaningful Change

Toxic Culture and Driving Meaningful Change

I have recently taken an increased interest in podcasts. One of my favorites is Brené Brown's Dare to Lead series. In an April 2022 episode, Brown (who is a research professor, leadership expert, and author) and her Chief of Staff, Barrett Guillen, reflect upon a recent paper in the MIT Sloan Management Review, "Why Every Leader Needs to Worry About Toxic Culture" by Sull et al. In addition, Brown and Guillen infuse the podcast with their own experiences working with differ... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Practice Management/Career

Engaging and Empowering Team Members

Engaging and Empowering Team Members

As healthcare professionals, we are lifelong learners. I like to think of our endless pursuit of knowledge extending even beyond the healthcare space—a... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs, Practice Management/Career

May Is Older Americans Month

May Is Older Americans Month

In the month of May, we celebrate Older Americans Month, led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL). To honor this month, on April 29, 2022, Presid... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous

Nurses Make a Difference – Happy Nurses Week

Nurses Make a Difference – Happy Nurses Week

May represents Nurses Month, with Nurses Week held annually from May 6 through May 12; the theme for 2022 is "Nurses Make a Difference." At its sta... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs, Practice Management/Career

Pesticide Poisoning: What APPs Should Know

Pesticide Poisoning: What APPs Should Know

Pesticides—which can be found in insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, rodenticides, molluscicides, and nematicides—can pose health risks to humans by im... Continue Reading

Filed under: Curbside Consultations, Miscellaneous

Diversity in Research and the <em>All of Us</em> Research Program

Diversity in Research and the All of Us Research Program

I have been working in the PA field for well over 18 years and have always thrived on knowing that I am treating my patients with evidence-based medicine. Ho... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Miscellaneous, Women's Health

The Latest on Heart Failure: Clinical Trials Summary

The Latest on Heart Failure: Clinical Trials Summary

Too often, we are faced with hectic workdays that lead into hectic home lives—when we clock out from work, we head back home to spending time with family,... Continue Reading

Filed under: Cardiometabolic

Potential Nursing Shortage Is a Major Workforce Concern

Potential Nursing Shortage Is a Major Workforce Concern

According to a national survey of more than 6000 acute and critical care nurses that was conducted by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)... Continue Reading

Filed under: NPs & PAs, Practice Management/Career

Extensions for Medicare Payment of Telehealth Services

Extensions for Medicare Payment of Telehealth Services

The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services extended the public health emergency declaration for the opioid crisis on April 1, 2022. Shortl... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Public Health

True Confessions of a Former Sugar-Substitute Lover

True Confessions of a Former Sugar-Substitute Lover

For years I drank beverages sweetened with non-nutritive sweeteners and thought they were the greatest invention—I could enjoy a sweet treat without th... Continue Reading

Filed under: Miscellaneous

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