A passion for excellence and a continued commitment to research and education is a constant at PAA. We work tirelessly to stay at the forefront of medical advances, changing regulations, and our ever-evolving industry.
Our Clinical Practice Committee (CPC) scours research and literature for the latest in clinical perioperative studies, identifying events and trends regionally and nationally that impact patient outcome. These findings are shared at PAA monthly meetings, and a written report is provided for our CRNA partners at Novant. From there, we use new evidence to alter our anesthetic plans and strategies, ensuring the safest possible environment during surgery. It doesn’t stop there. We also host regular journal clubs with our CRNA colleagues to dissect and discuss recent publications in the scientific literature.
In addition to our ongoing educational efforts, we offer a more formal education summit as well. In 2008, we began hosting an annual educational conference in Charlotte, NC, covering relevant perioperative topics and providing continuing medical education credits for physicians, CRNAs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
Each year, the event has grown, and we now feel privileged to host experts from around the globe as speakers at our home-grown conference. Past themes at our conference include Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, Combating the Opioid Crisis and Patient Safety.