School of Allied Health Professions

PAs Teach Rural Emergency Skills Workshop

As part of the recent 38th Annual Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference held in Kearney, PA Program faculty were instructors in the Rural Emergency Skills Workshops along with other UNMC faculty. Tami Ritsema, PA-C, Dr. Mike Wadman, Dr. Wes Zeger, Carol Lomneth, PhD., Sarah Keim, PhD., Stephane VanderMeulen, PA-C, and Darwin Brown, PA-C were the instructors and coordinators for the workshops. Skills covered included placement of chest tubes, difficult airways, and lumbar punctures. The workshop utilized lightly embalmed cadavers to provide participants with hands-on… Continue Reading

PA alum to give presentation April 5th

Jill Ferry, PA-C, a graduate from UNMC, serves as a physician assistant at the Harlan Doctor’s Clinic, providing services as a patient-centered medical home in Harlan, Iowa. She will be addressing the “Effective Utilization of Physician Assistants in Primary Care,” on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 12:00-12:50 PM in the Wittson Hall Amphitheater (3034). The Myrtue Medical Center Clinics, with five locations in rural Iowa, are one of 36 practices from around the country selected to participate in the TranforMED National Demonstration Project, transforming their… Continue Reading

PA meets with Senator Fischer’s office

Patty Scholting, MPAS, PA-C, Instructor in the PA Program, was in Washington, DC, last week for meetings with the Government Relations Committee of the Physician Assistant Education Association. Among the agenda topics was exploring barriers for PAs seeking to work in primary care. The committee is working with government officials to create more opportunities for PAs in primary care, such as supporting federal grants to PA programs that educate PAs for primary care needs, continued funding for the National Health Service Corps scholarships to help… Continue Reading