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Quality for the care of wounds requires the intersection of knowledge, consistency (limiting variability), leadership (process development), and data interpretation (documentation). The lecturer will discuss the development of quality programming...
This presentation will describe the seven elements of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model (PCMH) and how these elements parallel principals of care in the Nursing Home. Comparison and contrast will be presented by a family physician seeing...
White Paper C11, Becomes Policy March 2011 Introduction Medical directors of nursing facilities/skilled nursing facilities oversee both the implementation of resident care policies and overall coordination of medical care.1,2 There are federal...
January 27, 2015
AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has recommended sub-topics within three of the four previously identified areas of focus for the upcoming White House Conference on Aging
March 31, 2015
As a psychologist observing the effects of medical interventions on the mental health of the long-term care resident, I often ask, “Is this aggressive procedure helping?”
June 23, 2015
An interview with Baldrige alumnus examiner Christopher E. Laxton, Executive Director of AMDA. Laxton compares the Baldrige Excellence Framework to two other approaches used in his sector today to improve the performance of PA/LTC organizations:...
Resolution D01 Becomes Policy March 2001 AMDA will seek to clarify the appropriate use of QI (quality indicators) in terminally ill residents residing in long-term care facilities, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that AMDA will also participate with...
RESOLUTION A07 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, AMDA supports the following positions: Collaboration among attending physicians, medical directors, and consultant pharmacists to promote improved care quality in nursing homes is desirable and feasible...
RESOLUTION B07 THEREBY BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA supports performance review conducted under the auspices of the Quality Assessment & Assurance process for all attending physicians caring for residents in long-term care facilities, including...