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.

Resources:
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.

Resources:
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.

Resources:
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.

Resources:
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.

Resources:
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.

Resources:
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.

Resources:
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