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May 10, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2022 Contact: Ellen Mullally emullally@paltc.org /410-992-3124 Older adults are more prone to develop sepsis, a potentially life-threatening clinical syndrome, and suffer negative consequences such as disability,...
May 4, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2022 Contact: Ellen Mullally emullally@paltc.org /410-992-3124 Physicians are responsible for treatment decision-making, and nurses—who see nursing home residents more frequently—are best positioned to identify changes...
April 19, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2022 Contact: Ellen Mullally emullally@paltc.org /410-992-3124 In recent years, the incidence of traumatic-brain injury (TBI)-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths has increased among older...
April 19, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2022 Contact: Ellen Mullally emullally@paltc.org /410-992-3124 In recent years, the incidence of traumatic-brain injury (TBI)-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths has increased among older...
April 12, 2022
Nursing home residents with a hip fracture generally have a higher mortality rate than their community-dwelling counterparts. A key component of lowering mortality is to improve the management of post-operative complications and reduce readmissions...
April 7, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2022 Contact: Ellen Mullally emullally@paltc.org /410-992-3124 Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine applauds the many recommendations included in yesterday’s National Academies...
March 29, 2022
Prescribing cascades are like dominoes. One medication is administered to a patient and causes an adverse event or symptom, which is interpreted as a new condition leading to a prescription for another medication. Such a cascade is not only an...
March 23, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2022 Contact: Ellen Mullally emullally@paltc.org /410-992-3124 Monica Ott, MD, CMD, an Indiana-based medical director for Optum Complex Care Management, has been named the 2021 Choosing Wisely ® Champion by AMDA – The...
March 21, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2022 Contact: Ellen Mullally emullally@paltc.org /410-992-3124 Panel Offers Path to More Effective Clinical Research in Nursing Homes Clinical research efforts in nursing homes to address COVID-19 prevention and...
March 16, 2022
Delegates Elect First Physician Assistant to the Board Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has elected its 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD, is President; Milta O. Little,...