Because the 2020 National PA Week falls during a pandemic, it is especially significant. This year, PAs across the country have chosen to join together during National PA Week to remind the public how important vaccinations are and to encourage everyone to get a flu shot.
A study published in June 2019 found that combining rapid blood culture identification (BCID) testing with antimicrobial stewardship initiatives yielded a decrease in broad spectrum antibiotic use.
An important piece of information that we lack is an accurate picture of the current spread of COVID-19. One way to get that information is to deploy widespread and high-quality serologic antibody testing.