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Physician Assistant site available
for student use
latest evidence-based information related to pediatric emergency
medicine (PEM) topics is available through the Internet for physician
assistant (PA) students and faculty.
MUSC PA Program researched the potential gaps in the education
necessary for PAs to be knowledgeable in the care of acutely ill or
injured children. In 2006, every PA program in the nation was surveyed
to determine the acquisition of pediatric emergency medicine learning
objectives within curricula. From this survey the PAPEM steering
committee, consisting of PA program faculty, PEM board certified
physicians and practicing PAs, developed educational content areas for
publication to the PAPEM Web site. The goal is to facilitate faculty
instruction and increase student knowledge related to PEM by providing
a readily available resource on the Internet.
There are four PEM content areas within the site (http://www.musc.edu/chp/papem)
addressing issues of the critically ill child, infectious diseases,
pharmacotherapeutics and toxicology, as well as psychosocial issues in
PEM. The information is presented in an interactive lecture format with
simultaneous video and slide presentations or stand alone video (for
procedures, and cases-based interactive presentations.
PA program faculty are encouraged to review the material and include
the material in course syllabi when appropriate. Students should visit
the site to expand their knowledge in order to better prepare to
address the health issues of the acutely ill or injured child.
The material published to this site was funded by the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services
Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children.
For information, contact Paul Jacques at firstname.lastname@example.org or 792-2649.
Friday, March 21, 2008
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