Navigation Links
Practicing Clinicians Exchange Forms Partnership with CDC
Date:2/9/2009

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) has formed a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide immunization continuing education programs to nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) throughout the United States. In recognition of these vital healthcare providers' expanding role in primary healthcare, the CDC will be providing Immunization Updates throughout the year as part of the PCE national symposia series.

The immunization landscape is quickly evolving and changing, making it difficult for clinicians to keep abreast of the latest recommendations. Results of a 2008 PCE survey confirmed that most NPs and PAs need education on new vaccinations and updates from the CDC. The partnership of the CDC, the world leader in immunization information and education, and PCE, the national leader in continuing education dedicated to the needs of NPs and PAs, enhances the delivery of important healthcare information to NPs and PAs.

With the U.S. population aging and fewer physicians practicing primary care, the country is facing a healthcare emergency of too many patients and too few doctors. NPs and PAs are an important part of the solution to this crisis as they can fill the role of the primary care clinician. This has led to a primary care tipping point, with NPs and PAs collectively numbering over 200,000, and increasing by more than 14,000 every year.

William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, sees NPs and PAs as the first line of defense against vaccine-preventable diseases. "NPs and PAs play a greater role in primary care than ever. This makes them the front line of defense against vaccine-preventable diseases. In the rapidly changing field of immunization, these clinicians should be the focus of education to ensure the health and safety of the nation," said Dr Atkinson.

"Collaboration with the CDC is further recognition of PCE's stature as a national leader in education tailored to NPs and PAs, and its ability to provide high-quality education to these clinicians," said Lawrence M. Herman, MPA, RPA-C, a physician assistant in Hauppauge, NY, and a frequent moderator of PCE symposia.

"The CDC is an ideal partner for this educational initiative," said Bradley Mock of PCE. "As the worldwide leader in immunization information and education, the CDC is a perfect source for the educational material required by our eager and growing audience of NPs and PAs. We are very excited about this partnership and the positive impact it will have on healthcare outcomes."

About Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) www.practicingclinicians.com: Since 2006, PCE has been the national leader in providing continuing education tailored exclusively to the unique educational needs of NPs and PAs. PCE conducts an 18-city national symposia series reaching more than 5,000 clinicians, and extends its educational reach using a variety of formats, including regional and local symposia; dinner meetings; satellite symposia; monographs and supplements; CD-ROMs; and Internet-based programs, such as Web conferences and e-courses, via its large database of NPs and PAs. Visit www.practicingclinicians.com for more information. PCE is a division of Continuing Education Alliance.

    Contact: Eric VanStone
    203.983.5700 x 149
    evanstone@cealliance.org
    www.cealliance.org
    www.practicingclinicians.com

    Continuing Education Alliance
    One Dock Street, Suite 510
    Stamford, CT 06902 USA
    Phone: 203.983.5700
    Fax: 203.487.0406


'/>"/>
SOURCE Practicing Clinicians Exchange
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Doctors Company Provides Tips for Physicians to Minimize Risk While Practicing Medicine by Phone or E-mail
2. New Marketing Coaching and Consulting Firm for Physicians Practicing Concierge Medicine Launched Today
3. Clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Present New Data Showing Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Oximetry and Patient SafetyNet(TM) Improves Patient Outcomes and Reduces the Cost of Care
4. Video: Intel Announces its First Home Medical Device in the United Kingdom to Better Connect Clinicians With Patients
5. Election-Eve MedPage Today(R) Poll Gives Obama Double-Digit Lead Among Clinicians
6. Baptist Health System Deploys Sentillions Vergence Solution to Provide Secure Identity and Access Management to 3,000 Clinicians
7. Clinicians in Netherlands Treat Lung Cancer Patients Using New RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology from Varian Medical Systems
8. AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots
9. Report says clinicians should consider economic impact of new interventions
10. APCTODAY.com and Convera(R) Launch Vertical Search Site for Advanced Practice Clinicians
11. Streamline Healths Document Management Solution Integrated into Oacis, Allowing Clinicians to Access Patients Information - Either Scanned or Electronic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 ... Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures ... Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on E ... goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not ... as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was ... his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” ... He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( www.vmsrehabsystemsinc.com ) ... measures required to build a strong and stable market ... listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. ... "We are seeing an anomaly in market trading activities ... by the Company, but shareholders and market players as ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Consumers have taken a more ... placed more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... in the pharmaceutical industry have evolved beyond just ... companies are focusing on becoming more patient-oriented across ... and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: