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The Growing Role of PAs in Hospital Medicine

Video Author: AAPA
Published on: 10.23.2013
Associated with: Journal of the American Academy of PAs. 26(10):8, October 2013

JAAPA editorial board member Zachary Hartsell, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, who is also AAPA’s liaison to the Society of Hospital Medicine, speaks about the growing role for PAs in hospital medicine.

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RV dilation
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Creator: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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Absent lung sliding
Creator: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Duration: 0:04
RV dilation
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Pericardial effusion
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Cardiac tamponade
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Hyperdynamic LV function
Creator: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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Small IVC
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Duration: 0:07
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