The physician assistant is a versatile and future-oriented profession in health care with interdisciplinary competence at the interface between medical service, nursing and management.
The health care system in Germany is changing and faces major challenges, not least due to the shortage of skilled workers in the medical and nursing professions.
Doctors need to be relieved of routine work, both medically and bureaucratically. The physician assistant, as a link between doctors and nursing staff as well as patients. He makes a valuable contribution to maintaining good medical patient care and supporting medical staff with routine tasks. It gives them more freedom for their priority activities; at the same time, its participation can increase the efficiency of the processes in hospitals and make an important contribution to quality assurance
Physician Assistant is the only specialist journal in German-speaking countries on the subject of medical assistance. It imparts medical skills from the various specialist disciplines in the field of acute medical and rehabilitation care. Contributions to the treatment services that can be delegated are part of it, as well as organization, administration and documentation:
Supply processes in medicine
Knowledge and self management
Individual and interdisciplinary emergency management
The magazine section reports briefly and concisely on current events and political decisions.
The advanced training magazine sees itself as a forum for prospective and already active physician assistants. However, it is also aimed at everyone who is interested in further information on all aspects of responsible work in patient care. While the physician assistant is still one of the young health professions in Germany, it is in many countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands have long been an essential part of the health system.
The training, advanced and advanced training magazine is published by the German Society for Physician Assistants e. V. (DGPA) (in cooperation with the German University Association Physician Assistant e.V. (DHPA)) and the European Physician Assistant / Associate Collaboration (EuroPA-C) e.V.
Physician assistants work in hospitals, polyclinics, day clinics, rehabilitation clinics, medical centers, medical practices, medical care centers. Their fields of application can be found in both outpatient and inpatient care, e.g. in the emergency rooms, surgery, internal medicine, anesthesia, intensive care medicine, cardiology, diabetology, angiology, neurology departments.
The activities of the PA include, for example:
Preparation of the initial anamnesis
Formulation of suspected diagnoses
Carrying out minor interventions
Assistance with surgical interventions
Creation of individual treatment plans