Our practice is staffed with physicians and clinicians who share a passion for excellence and a commitment to research and education. We work tirelessly to stay on the forefront of medical advancements, 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 outcomes. These findings are shared at PAA monthly meetings, and a written report is provided for our CRNA partners at Novant. Then, we use new evidence to alter our anesthetic plans and strategies, ensuring the safest possible environment during surgery.
In addition to our ongoing educational efforts, PAA offers 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 conference draws approximately 150 attendees. The 2016 conference included topics like Sedation Strategies for Regional Anesthesia, Perioperative Lidocaine & Ketamine Infusions, Anesthetic Perspectives on Interventional Neurosurgery and Alternative Pain Procedures.