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This session will describe a provincial quality improvement initiative undertaken in Alberta, Canada aimed at supporting care teams in 170 LTC homes to implement a guideline on the appropriate use of antipsychotic medications and to implement non-...
Resolution F-16 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine will work with American Medical Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to remove uncontrolled pain scores from...
March 10, 2016
AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society and the American Academy of Nursing are among 20 organizations have been named part of the Choosing Wisely Champions program, a national initiative to...
March 10, 2016
The ABIM Foundation today announced a new component of the Choosing Wisely campaign—the Choosing Wisely Champions program, a national initiative to help recognize clinicians who are leading efforts to reduce overuse and waste in medicine. More than...
March 6, 2016
AMDA Board Member Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD, talks about the top three clinical areas AMDA has identified on which assisted living providers need to focus.
Looking forward, a major challenge facing nursing homes is implementing Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs. The recently mandated QAPI activities significantly expands the level and scope of facility quality improvement...
This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for long-term care residents. It will feature presentations by a past AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Quality Improvement award winner on...
AMDA has launched a Quality Prescribing Campaign in response to CMS's Call to Action: Raising Awareness for Reducing Adverse Events (ADE) in Nursing Homes. This session will focus on raising awareness specifically directed toward adverse drug...
This session will explore the issues of safely reducing hospitalizations and infections, specifically Clostridium difficile (C. diff) using case studies. We'll walk through the Advancing Excellence Circle of Success (a quality improvement model...
With the rising acuity of skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients, the need for closer medical supervision has never been more pronounced. Unfortunately, the incentives for physician involvement have not kept pace with the changing patient acuity...