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Session Description: Non-Physician Practitioners (NPPs) have more than doubled in the last two decades, yet given the population surge of older adults they are still an underutilized resource in the skilled nursing facility and long-term care. The paradigm shift of the old getting older, and the rise of geriatric adults expected to inundate the market, create an opportunity for physicians to train NPP's in a practice style similar to their own. However, this opportunity can only be created by dispelling those myths associated with what NPP's can and cannot do. By doing so, a model of care can be created that is both collaborative and adequately serves the geriatric population.
Describe the role of the non-physician practitioner (NPP)
Explain how to select a NPP
Develop a collaborative working relationship with an NPP
Describe how collaborative care pays off and pays for itself
Speaker(s): Steven Atkinson, PA-C, MS Elaine Shirar, MD
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