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Resolution and Position Statements
Policy G-14 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine develop mechanisms to create, aggregate and promote easy access to existing and new practical tools for use in the post-acute and long-term care continuum.
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy H-14 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine support the autonomy of individual prescribers which allows medical treatment plans with potentially Beers Criteria inappropriate medications when...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy F10 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA confirm its support of American Medical Association policy D-360.993 entitled “Recognition of the ‘Nurse as Agent’ of the Prescriber in Long Term Care Settings” which states “Our AMA will urge...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A01 AMDA resolves to actively promote the formation of State Physician Advisory Boards to State Survey Agencies, which can respond to both local and national concerns. Their goals may include reviewing policy implementation,...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution C06 BE IT RESOLVED that AMDA urge Congress to reinstate funding for Title VII, sections 753 (a), (b), and (c), geriatric education programs, namely Geriatric Education Centers, Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists and...
For Kendra Sheppard, MD, MSPH, CMD, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is as important as a comfortable pair of shoes on a long walk or a good night’s sleep before a grueling trip. Her membership prepares her,...
AMDA’s Know-It-All TM system is designed to maximize quality care and avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Users of the system also state that it enhances teamwork and mutual respect, and the resident ultimately benefits. In...
A one-of-a-kind, 200-plus page guide on change of conditions for attending practitioners. Content is organized alphabetically by condition and includes the specific data they should be receiving from the nurse, suggested geriatric diagnoses related...
A series of data collection cards intended to help nursing staff physically evaluate patients and collect relevant medical history and related medical record data before notifying a practitioner about a resident’s change in condition. This allows...
Medication management is an important part of quality care in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting. Despite the best efforts of dedicated practitioners and interdisciplinary team leaders, however, it is difficult to eliminate medication...