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Resolution and Position Statements
Statement A00 Becomes Policy August 1999 Background Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA '87) specifically require nursing facilities to have registered nurse coverage for at least 8 hours per day and 24-hour...
Resolution and Position Statements
Policy I-00 Becomes Policy March 2000 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that AMDA should develop model clinical guidelines for the prevention, ongoing monitoring, and management of dehydration and fecal impaction; and be it further RESOLVED, that...
Resolution and Position Statements
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...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution A02 Becomes Policy March 2002 AMDA resolves to develop a position statement to educate and guide physicians and the public regarding the apparent lack of benefit and potential burden of implementing artificial nutrition and...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B02 Becomes Policy March 2002 AMDA resolves to present the following resolution to the AMA: that the American Medical Association (AMA), in conjunction with AMDA and other interested organizations, develop a proposed procedure...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution C02 Becomes Policy March 2002 AMDA resolves to strongly urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to work with vaccine manufacturers in order to develop a mechanism for...
Resolution and Position Statements
Statement H02 Becomes Policy March 2002 Summary The primary focus of this statement is to: Expand upon AMDA's 2000 position on minimum staffing standards in nursing homes (AMDA House of Delegates Resolution A00); Affirm the value of direct...
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement H03 Becomes Policy March 2003 The American Medical Directors Association has demonstrated a longstanding concern to improve the quality of End of Life care in our nation's skilled nursing facilities and throughout long-...
Resolution and Position Statements
Position Statement M03 Becomes Policy March 2003 Lisa Boult, MD, CMD; Bruce Dentler, MD, CMD; Ladislav Volicer, MD, CMD; Sharon Mead, MD, CMD and Jonathan M. Evans, MD, CMD writing for the AMDA Ethics Committee. Summary: The primary goal...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution B04 Becomes Policy March 2005 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, AMDA encourage the adoption of the Centers for Disease Control guidelines on the use of alcohol-based hand rubs in long term care settings.