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Shortage of Bicillin-LA (Benzathine penicillin G)

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 18, 2016

 Message from the Arizona Health Alert Network

Society PA,

There are currently difficulties in obtaining Bicillin-LA (benzathine penicillin G).  Benzathine penicillin G is the recommended treatment for syphilis and the only treatment option for pregnant women infected with or exposed to syphilis.

Until normal supplies are available, consideration should be given to prioritizing benzathine penicillin G for pregnant women infected with or exposed to syphilis.  See below for alternative treatment regimens.

 Arizona is among the states with the highest morbidity of syphilis, and the number of congenital syphilis cases increased slightly in the last year.  Please continue to screen, treat and follow up on all patients at high risk in order to curb this statewide trend.

Alternative Regimens for Primary, Secondary and Early Latent Syphilis Diagnoses in Adults, Excluding Pregnant Women

•    100 mg doxycycline, twice daily for 14 days,  OR
•    500 mg tetracycline, four times daily for 14 days

Alternative Regimens for Late Latent Syphilis or Latent Syphilis of Unknown Duration Diagnoses in Adults, Excluding Pregnant Women

•    100 mg doxycycline, twice daily for 28 days, OR
•    500 mg tetracycline, four times daily for 28 days

Further resources include CDC syphilis guidelines, FDA Tracking of Benzathine Penicillin G Availability, and at Arizona local public health departments.

Thank you,
Arizona Health Alert Network

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ASAPA Fall Conference - Save the Date

Posted By Administration, Monday, May 16, 2016

Tags:  CME  Conference 

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Have you read the February Newsletter?

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 28, 2016
Members can log in and find the newsletter under the Members Only tab.

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Justin Lovich resignation from ASAPA board

Posted By Administration, Saturday, April 16, 2016

Thank you to Justin Lovich for his service as a board member.  We wish him the best in his future endeavors.

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Newsletter Posted

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Members can log in and find the newsletter under the Members Only tab.

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Award Nominations Deadline Extended

Posted By Administration, Monday, October 19, 2015

The deadline for submitting award nominations has been extended to December 1st.  Please visit the Awards page for details.  

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New 1st Time Fellow Fee

Posted By Shelley Lloyd, Thursday, August 27, 2015
Updated: Monday, October 19, 2015

ASAPA is now offering a first time new ASAPA Fellow member a discounted rate of $100.  This is one step in the membership drive.  This discounted fee will benefit graduating students as they move from a Student member to a Fellow member as well as any new ASAPA Fellow member.  

Reach out to the PAs you know that are not members and let them know about this great offer!

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ASAPA 2015 Election Results

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The ASAPA 2015 Election has officially closed. Thank you to all those who participated. We appreciate you expressing your vote. 

 

The newly elected ASAPA leadership are 

 

John Shaff, PA-C as President Elect

Brian Gallagher, PA-C as Treasurer

Alisa Gifford, PA-C as Director- At- Large

Gerry Keenan, PA-C as Director- AT- Large

Michelle DiBaise,DHSc, PA-C as AAPA Delegate

Jennifer Feirstein, PA-C as AAPA Delegate

 

They will begin their service in July this year.  We have a great year ahead of us! 

 

Sincerely, 

Shilo Gifford

Nominations/Membership Committee Chair 

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ASAPA Voting is Open through June 1st

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ballots were emailed to Fellow and Active ASAPA members on Monday May 11, 2015.  The email comes straight from Survey Monkey so please check your spam filter if you did not receive the email.  If you feel you should have received an email ballot and did not, please contact admin@asapa.org

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Arizona State Loan Repayment Program

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dear All,

Many of you may have already heard about this exciting news!  Please feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested. 

Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1194 on February 24, 2015 which enhances the Arizona State Loan Repayment Program by expanding the types of providers who can receive loan repayment assistance, increasing the award amounts for the initial and succeeding commitment years, and removing the 4-year service cap. This bill will become effective on July 3, 2015.

The Arizona State Loan Repayment Program qualifies primary care providers working in underserved areas of the State.  Through this new legislation, mental health providers, pharmacists and geriatrics will be added to the list of eligible providers joining the currently eligible primary care physicians, dentists, and advanced practice providers like nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse midwives. The new law provides up to $65,000 of loan repayment assistance to physicians and dentists for a 2-year service commitment (a $25,000 increase from $40,000 previously). Advanced practice providers can qualify for up to $50,000 for a 2-year service commitment (up from $15,000). The incentives even get better as providers stay longer in the program. For each year of continued service in the underserved area after the first two years, physicians and dentists can receive up to $35,000 from $25,000 and for advanced practice providers, up to $25,000 from $10,500. Please check our website for any future announcements about the implementation of the new legislation that includes the application cycle opening for the added disciplines. Any questions or comments, please email Ana Roscetti.

 

Thanks.

Ana Roscetti, MPH
Workforce Section Manager
Bureau of Health Systems Development
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 N 18th Ave Suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 542-1066
Fax: (602) 542-2011

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