Post-Acute Medicine: Case-Based Approach to the Medical Management of Common High Acuity Clinical Conditions in the Skilled Nursing Facility

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Michele F. Bellantoni, MD, CMD Meenakshi Patel, MD, MMM, CMD John Loome, MD, CMD Thomas Edmondson, MD, CMD

Medical providers for short-stay post-acute inpatients are increasingly challenged by high medical acuity, co-morbid medical conditions, and limited diagnostic resources. This workshop addresses the most common active medical conditions responsible for complications in this setting using case-based presentations. Speakers will review current clinical guidelines from specialty organizations and address how these guidelines are best applied in the skilled nursing facility setting. The format will be a case presentation by Dr. Bellantoni for each of the four clinical conditions addressed - diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, delirium, and infection, followed by a literature review including guidelines published by specialty societies (American College of Clinical Endocrinologists, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Delirium Society, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Center for Disease Control). AMDA Clinical Guidelines will be reviewed, and the speaker will summarize recommendations for management followed by audience discussion of the case.

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