Assessing How PAs 'Put the Mouth Back in the Body' from Education to Practice
AAPA ePoster library. Flick T. 05/17/17; 180475; 11
Tiffany Flick
Tiffany Flick
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Background: More than 49 million people live in areas where accessing dental care is difficult, contributing to unequal access to good oral health. Moreover, poor oral health impacts patients physically (potential for active disease process), emotionally/psychologically (poor self-esteem), and economically (challenges to employability). This presentation explores the ways and settings in which PAs are engaged in addressing oral health needs. The presentation's objectives are (1) to establish a baseline for the penetration of oral health knowledge and skills in PA practice (2) to amplify the capacity to PAs to provide oral health services, and (3) to identify strategies that equip certified PAs and students to build oral health knowledge and skills. Materials and methods: This secondary research gathered information to assess and describe how certified PAs and students are engaged in oral health. Data were collected from the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants' (NCCPA) practice analysis. A practice analysis is designed to delineate the knowledge and skills that characterize proficient performance in a specific area; the data may also illuminate how particular knowledge and skills are used. The 2015 practice analysis survey was distributed to 93,365 potential respondents, and 15,771 PAs responded. The response rate of 16.9% was a representative sample of the PA profession. Additional data were culled from case study reports submitted by PAs and students (n=9) who received oral health outreach grants from the nccPA Health Foundation, a supporting organization to the NCCPA, from March 2015 through August 2016. (Grant funding was provided by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health and its funders the Dentaquest Foundation and Washington Dental Service Foundation.) The nccPA Health Foundation selected grantees based on their analysis of their community/patient population and proposed outreach method(s), including patient education (i.e., demonstration with models and materials; crafts and games); distribution of oral health supplies; screening; and treatment (fluoride varnish). Grantees documented their experiences, and results were aggregated using descriptive statistics. Results: The practice analysis found that 32% of PAs across all specialties utilize knowledge and skills related to oral disorders at least weekly; 80% of PAs utilize those knowledge and skills at least annually. Detailed data illustratin...
Background: More than 49 million people live in areas where accessing dental care is difficult, contributing to unequal access to good oral health. Moreover, poor oral health impacts patients physically (potential for active disease process), emotionally/psychologically (poor self-esteem), and economically (challenges to employability). This presentation explores the ways and settings in which PAs are engaged in addressing oral health needs. The presentation's objectives are (1) to establish a baseline for the penetration of oral health knowledge and skills in PA practice (2) to amplify the capacity to PAs to provide oral health services, and (3) to identify strategies that equip certified PAs and students to build oral health knowledge and skills. Materials and methods: This secondary research gathered information to assess and describe how certified PAs and students are engaged in oral health. Data were collected from the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants' (NCCPA) practice analysis. A practice analysis is designed to delineate the knowledge and skills that characterize proficient performance in a specific area; the data may also illuminate how particular knowledge and skills are used. The 2015 practice analysis survey was distributed to 93,365 potential respondents, and 15,771 PAs responded. The response rate of 16.9% was a representative sample of the PA profession. Additional data were culled from case study reports submitted by PAs and students (n=9) who received oral health outreach grants from the nccPA Health Foundation, a supporting organization to the NCCPA, from March 2015 through August 2016. (Grant funding was provided by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health and its funders the Dentaquest Foundation and Washington Dental Service Foundation.) The nccPA Health Foundation selected grantees based on their analysis of their community/patient population and proposed outreach method(s), including patient education (i.e., demonstration with models and materials; crafts and games); distribution of oral health supplies; screening; and treatment (fluoride varnish). Grantees documented their experiences, and results were aggregated using descriptive statistics. Results: The practice analysis found that 32% of PAs across all specialties utilize knowledge and skills related to oral disorders at least weekly; 80% of PAs utilize those knowledge and skills at least annually. Detailed data illustratin...
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