Long-Term Care Information Series

AMDA’s information series tool kits are designed to guide the reader through basic geriatric medicine and the post-acute and long-term care environment. For example — how does this condition typically present itself in a frail older person? What is its incidence and impact in post-acute and long-term care? What things should a practitioner consider about this environment that differs from an acute care setting such as workforce, regulations, accessibility of diagnostic equipment, etc.?

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Teamed with physicians, advanced practice nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) may enhance the nursing and medical care available to post-acute and long-term care facility patients. Driven by documented positive outcomes and favorable...
Three tool kits from the Long-Term Care Information Series: Antithrombotic Therapy , Atrial Fibrillation , and Anemia . Hard Copy Member $126 Non-Member $169
Long-term care (LTC) is no longer synonymous with "geriatric care." In the past 10 years, adults ages 31 to 64 have been the fastest growing population in nursing homes. The last national nursing home survey sponsored by the Centers for Disease...
The Seizures in the Long-Term Care Setting manual is intended to help the interdisciplinary team in the post-acute and long-term care facility to: Become aware of the prevalence of seizures in the PA/LTC population Identify the signs and symptoms of...
Professionals caring for frail older adults understand that the percentage of patients dying in hospitals is decreasing while the percentage of patients dying at home or in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) facilities is increasing. Patients...
A wealth of epidemiological evidence demonstrates that the oral health status of post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) patients is poor and that the oral care provided in the PA/LTC setting can be greatly improved. An equally abundant body of...
Vaccination of health care workers against influenza has been shown to protect patients by potentially reducing illness and by decreasing mortality by as much as 40%, independent of patient vaccination status. Unfortunately, health care worker...
Take the lead in initiating and implementing activities to address and prevent influenza and pneumococcal disease in LTC facilities. With this tool kit, you’ll: Learn how to boost vaccination compliance among both residents and staff; Find out what...
Medicare defines medical necessity as a determination that a service is reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury. However, the use of this term in health care settings is controversial and often confusing...
Constipation and diarrhea are common problems in the post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) setting. Up to 80% of patients are affected. Chronic constipation has been shown to affect both overall psychological well being and quality of life...