Physician Assistant Section

Guidelines for Governance

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Physician assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals who practice medicine with physician supervision. They are authorized to practice via state licensure or credentialing by a federal employer. A PA in critical care works with a certified intensivist or a physician with equivalent qualifications and experience in ICU care. Within the scope of applicable state law, policies of the institution, and delegation from the supervising physician, the PA is allowed  to perform diagnostic and therapeutic interventions without the physical presence of the supervising physician, who is always available by beeper or phone call. The mission of the PA in critical care medicine is to provide continuity of patient care. The PA acts as a liaison between the primary physicians, attendings, house staff, and nursing staff to ensure the necessary communication and the implementation of coordinated patient care.
 
The Physician Assistant Section aim to:
• Provide a common link between PAs who practice and are deeply committed to critical care medicine.
• Further education and foster the interdisciplinary practice of critical care medicine by PAs
• Advise the Society on matters pertaining to PAs and the practice of multiprofessional critical care medicine
 
 

 Section Officers

 
Chair:
Danny Lizano, PA-C, MSHS, FCCM
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Miami, Florida, USA
Term: 2016 - 2018
dlizanopa@gmail.com
 
Chair-Elect:
Ashish Seth, MBA, PA-C, FCCM
St. Francis Hospital - The Heart Center
Roslyn, New York, USA
Term: 2016 - 2018
 
Secretary/Treasurer:
Peter S. Sandor, MS, RRT, PA-C, MHS, FCCM
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Term: 2016 - 2018
 
Past Chair:
Ryan M. O'Gowan, MBA, PA-C, FCCM
St. Vincent's Hospital
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Term: 2016 – 2018
 
Members at-Large:
Matthew B. Band, PA-C
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Term: 2017 – 2019
 
David L. Carpenter, PA-C, FCCM
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Term: 2016 – 2018
 
William Holecek III, BS, MS, PA-C
Stony Brook University Hospital State University
Stony Brook, New York, USA
Term: 2017 - 2019
 
James E. Lunn Jr., PA-C, RRT, MHS
Saint Francis Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Term: 2016 – 2018
 
Council Liaison:
Lauren R. Sorce, CCRN, MSN, FCCM
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
 

 eCommunity News

 
Latest eCommunity News

Possible Changes in Critical Care Billing, Split/Shared Billing
David Carpenter (PA Section Member at Large) wanted to get the section's input on an email he received from the AAPA.   Here is a copy of that email:    My name is Sondra and I am a PA working with Michael Powe, who suggested I contact you regarding a cr

Advance Practice Provider Privileges
Hi,  I'm currently pioneering a new critical care APP position. Since this is a new position their privileges need to be updated. I was wondering if anyone has any priviledges for critical care that they would be willing to share? These are the points tha

Hospital use of Critical Care PA's
Hello everyone, I am looking to expand my PA/NP critical care group to outside the ICU.  I was hoping you all could help with ideas or past experiences of what worked and what didnt work.  I was thinking of Participate on the code team? Rapid Response Tea

Call for ideas for our next PA section Webinar
Hope everyone is doing well. During our last Business meeting at SCCM congress we discussed putting out another webinar. One idea that we discussed was on CCM PA Residencies: Pro Con Debate. But after further thought, there's not much evidence out there f

ICU Staffing Ratios: Executive Summary help
Hello everyone, I was hoping to enlist the help of my fellow critical care PA/NP colleagues.  I was recently tasked by my organization to create an executive summary of why my current employees and staffing ratios are appropriate for the unit.  We have

2017 SCCM PA Section Business Meeting, Honolulu, HI
This is a reminder for PA section members who are attending this year's SCCM Conference in Honolulu, HI that you are welcome and encouraged to attend the PA Section Business meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m