Episode 7 – Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder

Episode 7 – June 2018
Topic: Extending the Practice Environment for Treating Patients with Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder
Guest: Christopher Ortiz, PA-C, EMT-P

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Clinical Trials Network Dissemination Initiative.

CTN Dissemination Initiative
Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
STAT News: How effective is medication-assisted treatment for addiction? Here’s the science
Comparative effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone versus buprenorphine-naloxone for opioid relapse prevention (X:BOT): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial
Allied Against Opioid Abuse

Episode 6 – Older Adult Flu Prevention

Episode 6 – December 2017
Topic: Older Adult Flu Prevention
Guest: Don Solimini, PA-C, MHA, DFAAPA

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Seqirus, a major contributor to the prevention of influenza globally.

Be FLUent Initiative Overview
Be FLUent – “The Impact of Influenza on Older Adults: The Facts”
Be FLUent – “Tips for Discussing the Importance of Flu Vaccination with Older Patients”
Be FLUent educational brochure – “The Importance of Flu Prevention for Older Adults”
Be FLUent – Patient vaccination reminder card
CDC: What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older

Episode 5 – Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Episode 5 – November 2017
Topic: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Guest: Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, and experience that enables them to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions including: rare bleeding disorders, growth hormone-related disorders, and obesity.

Diabetes Leadership Edge: Advancing PA Leadership in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes | Module 4 – Pharmacotherapy
Diabetes resources – AAPA Learning Central
Multifactorial Intervention and Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with diabetes
Current perspectives on cardiovascular outcome trials in diabetes
Clinical Implications of Cardiovascular Outcome Trials in Type 2 Diabetes: From DCCT to EMPA-REG
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Episode 4 – Mental Health First Aid

Episode 4 – August 2017
Topic: Mental Health First Aid
Guest: Susan Salahshor, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Mental Health First Aid
MHFA Course Evaluations
Mental Health First Aid Efficacy: A Compilation of Research Efforts
NPR Morning Edition: Mental Health First Aid, How to Help in an Emotional Crisis
ABC News: Mental Health First Aid Courses Teach Mental Health Awareness
NPR Talk of the Nation: A First Aid Kit for Mental Health Emergencies

Episode 3 – Oral Health

Episode 3 – July 2017
Topic: Oral health
Guest: Melinda Thomas, PA-C

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health with funding from the DentaQuest Foundation and the Arcora Foundation.

Smiles for Life
Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice
Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care
AAPA Learning Central: Oral Health Initiative
nccPA Health Foundation – oral health toolkits/resources
nccPA Health Foundation – oral health videos

Episode 2 – Mood Disorders and Depression

Episode 2 – July 2017
Topic: Mood disorders and depression
Guest: Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Assessing and measuring cognitive function in major depressive disorder
Evidence for Neurocognitive Improvement After Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review
Validation of the THINC-IT Tool for Cognitive Dysfunction in Major Depressive Disorder
THINC-it: a cognitive screening tool
THINC-it: What is it?
The Behavioral Health Workforce Needed for Integration with Primary Care: Information for Health Workforce Planning
The State of Mental Health in America
The Psychiatric Shortage: Causes and Solutions
Cognition in Depression: A Critical Domain for Health Outcomes, Measurement, and Treatment

Episode 1 – Obesity

Episode 1 – June 2017
Topic: Obesity
Guest: Larry Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Eisai Inc., a fully integrated pharmaceutical business with discovery, clinical, manufacturing and marketing capabilities. Their key areas of focus include neurology, oncology and metabolic diseases.

Obesity Leadership Edge: A PA-Driven Chronic Care Model for the Management of Overweight and Obesity
A Framework for PA Intervention in Cases of Overweight and Obesity
Video: Weight Bias in Health Care
Checklist for Assessing the Office Environment
Weight Bias and Stigma