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Leadership: Hard changes can lead to unexpected rewards

Back Pain: What to consider for the non-musculoskeletal provider

Update on Pulmonary Hypertension

Everyone is Watching: Why you should learn to become a clinician leader

Lyme disease: a brief overview

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) – Cardiac Surgery: what is it and why should we care?

A Primer on the Classification of Aortic Dissection

The Opioid Crisis: The best intentions that created a national epidemic

The Importance of a Cohesive Team in Cardiac Surgery: A group on one side

The Other Side:  A look into what our patients and their families are going through

Broken Heart Syndrome: A brief overview of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

The Benefits of Having a Cardiac Surgery Practice Manual and How to Create One

Vein Drama:  My experience with the wild and wonderful world of EVH

Avoiding CT Surgery Physician Assistant Burnout

Interview with CT Assist’s Danielle Bielecki, NP, RNFA on Endoscopic Vein Harvest (EVH) Training

Evacuation of a subungual hematoma is an important skill that provides pain relief and helps to enhance the assessment of Nailbed lacerations.

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH)

Fast Track Ventilator Weaning After Cardiac Surgery:  One PA’s Perspective

Vein Drama:  My experience with the wild and wonderful world of EVH

A Cardiac Surgery Physician Assistant Staffing Model with 24 hour Coverage:

ACLS Guidelines for Cardiac Surgery Patients: Is it time for a change?

Transitioning a Patient to Step Down Status: Using a SOAP note format to guide decision making - CT surgery

Temporary Pacing in a Nutshell: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Criteria for Discharging a Patient Home:  Ensuring that both patient and PA are ready.

Preservation of the Adventitia of the Greater Saphenous Vein during Endoscopic Vein Harvest

This week in - What we are reading in cardiac surgery:

Are you ready to go home?

4 Pitfalls of First Assisting, & How to Avoid Them

Preoperative Evaluations:

Take, Take, Take - When Cardiac Surgery Consumes Your Life:         Advice on how to combat burnout in a demanding career.

Novel Oral Anticoagulants

Choosing Vasoactive Medications in the Postoperative Cardiac Surgery Patient

Robot Surgery

Avoiding CT Surgery Physician Assistant Burnout

Cardiothoracic PAs & NPs an Integral Part