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April 18, 2017
AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, a partner in the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely ® campaign , recently announced its Choosing Wisely Champions . This recognition goes to David Smith, MD, CMD,...
February 23, 2017
“If you’re losing weight, you’re falling, you can’t climb a flight of stairs, you’re tired all the time, you’re unhappy and you’re on 10 or more medications, go see a geriatrician,” said Dr. John Morley, professor of geriatrics at Saint Louis...
Recorded November 30, 2016 Speaker: Robin Jump, MD, PhD Regulatory changes from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission require that nursing homes have an antimicrobial stewardship program. This webinar will...
June 12, 2016
Dover Center recently congratulated Dr. Magued Rizkalla on representing New Hampshire as state chapter president and delegate at the 39th American Medical Directors Association annual conference. The state chapter known as the New Hampshire Medical...
This session will present the seven core elements of antimicrobial stewardship programs in the nursing facility setting. Participants will work through a series of facilitated cases, applying the core elements. In addition, participants will be...
Drawing from the experience of two multi-site trials of antibiotic stewardship in U.S. nursing homes and two studies in the Netherlands, this session will provide participants with practical tools by which they can better follow evidence-based...
This interactive session will introduce medical directors to infection surveillance in the nursing home setting. Participants will explore various infection control criteria and be able to differentiate between surveillance criteria and minimal...
This session will discuss cutting-edge issues in infectious diseases as they pertain to older adults. Presenters will provide an overview of the nationwide catheter-associated urinary tract infection long-term care project (CAUTI-LTC) funded by the...
Since Clostridum difficile ( C. difficile) infection has been shown to be a marker of debility and death in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) residents, it is critical that the treatment team develop an understanding of the scope of the problem...