Episode 13 – Food for Thought: Reframing Nutrition with Patients

Episode 13 – September 2019
Topic: Food for Thought: Reframing Nutrition with Patients
Guests: Ellen Mandel, MPA, PA-C, RDN, CDE

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Abbott Nutrition.

Resources:
AAPA CME Central – Nutrition Toolkit
Jean Ferrières – “The French paradox: lessons for other countries”
American Diabetes Association – Prediabetes resources
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – EatRight.org
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (hhs.gov) – Dietary Guidelines for Americans
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (health.gov) – Dietary Guidelines
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy & Promotion – ChooseMyPlate.gov


Episode 12 – Tackling Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital Setting

Episode 12 – April 2019
Topic: Tackling Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital Setting
Guest: Richard Bottner, PA-C

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Indivior, a global specialty pharmaceutical company with a 20-year legacy of patient advocacy and health policy, as well as education on evidence-based treatment models.

Resources:
Ascension Seton/The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School – Inpatient Buprenorphine Induction for Opioid Use Disorder
Ascension Seton/The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School – Inpatient Management of Opioid Use Disorder: Buprenorphine/Naloxone
Ascension Seton/The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School – Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) Nursing Quick Reference Sheet
Ascension Seton/The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School – Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) Pharmacist Quick Reference Sheet
SAMHSA TIP 63 Part 2: Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Settings
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association – Guidelines for Medication for Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder within the Emergency Department


Episode 11 – Healthcare Provider Burnout

Episode 11 – March 2019
Topic: Healthcare Provider Burnout
Guests: Nelae Keene, PA-C, and Jay Somers, PA-C

This episode of Vital Minds is a collaborative effort between the nccPA Health Foundation and the PA Foundation and is part of the PArtners in Mental Health Initiative. This initiative leverages a collective impact change strategy to improve the nation’s health by advancing the roles of PAs and strengthening partnerships to address issues impacting mental health and substance use disorders. Achieving that goal means encouraging us, as PAs, to care for ourselves and one another so we’re the best that we can be for our patients.

Resources:
nccPA Health Foundation – Mental Health
AAPA – “Are PAs Burned Out?”
National Academy of Medicine – “Implementing Optimal Team-Based Care to Reduce Clinician Burnout”
National Academy of Medicine – “Burnout and Job and Career Satisfaction in the Physician Assistant Profession: A Review of the Literature”
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners – “Efficacy of the Well-Being Index to identify distress and stratify well-being in Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants”


Episode 10 – Addressing Addiction in PA Practice

Episode 10 – January 2019
Topic: Addressing Addiction in PA Practice
Guest: Gianni Migliaccio, PA-C

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Indivior, a global specialty pharmaceutical company with a 20-year legacy of patient advocacy and health policy, as well as education on evidence-based treatment models.

Resources:
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Addiction Medicine in Primary Care
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Integrating Addiction and Primary Care Services
Qualify for NP and PA Waivers
Society of PAs in Addiction Medicine
The Commonwealth Fund – “In Focus: Expanding Access to Addiction Treatment Through Primary Care”
Harvard Medical School CME Online – “Understanding Addiction”
NCBI – “Estimating Demand for Primary Care-Based Treatment for Substance and Alcohol Use Disorders”


Episode 9 – Diet Dialogue: Approaching Patient Conversations Using National Nutrition Data

Episode 9 – October 2018
Topic: Diet Dialogue: Approaching Patient Conversations Using National Nutrition Data
Guests: Chris Taylor, PhD, and Ashlyn Smith, PA-C

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by Abbott Nutrition.

Resources:
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2016 Survey Content Brochure
Long Term Effects of a Lifestyle Intervention on Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes: Four Year Results of the Look AHEAD Trial
The Look AHEAD Trial: Implications for Lifestyle Intervention in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
USDA Food and Nutrition Services
AACE 2018 DM2 Guidelines (pp. 3-4, 24)
ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2018 (pp. 47-51)
Why Muscle Mass Matters
Costs of Malnutrition in Institutionalized and Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review
USDA: What We Eat in America

Patient Resources:
My Game Plan: Food and Activity Tracker
AADE Diabetes Wellness Program
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
USDA MyPlate


Episode 8 – National Trends in PA Leadership

Episode 8 – September 2018
Topic: National Trends in PA Leadership
Guest: Andrea Lowe, PA-C, MHA

Support for this episode of Vital Minds is provided by the American Academy of PAs.

Resources:
CHLM Case Study: “Utilizing PAs and NPs as autonomous clinicians in the clinic setting”
CHLM Case Study: “Leadership Structure: System Case Study”
CHLM Case Study: “Leadership Structure: Departmental Case Study”


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