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This package includes the Pain Management Clinical Practice Guideline, and the Pain Management Pocket Guide. Pain is common in the post-acute and long-term care setting (PALTC) setting. As many as 80% of LTC patients have at least one condition...
The aging process, the postmenopausal state, low calcium intake, lack of physical activity, and other risk factors predispose the elderly to low bone mass. Most elderly nursing facility patients have age-related changes in bones, resulting in a...
This package includes the Heart Failure Clinical Practice Guideline, and the Heart Failure Pocket Guide. Heart failure is one of the most common reasons for new or recurrent hospitalizations among persons over 65 years of age. Considerable progress...
Health maintenance in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) settings incorporates systemic, proactive approaches that promote patients’ physical, emotional, psychological, cognitive, and functional integrity. Early detection and prevention of...
Although aging has relatively minimal effects on gastrointestinal (GI) function, age-related changes can cause or contribute to several GI disorders. Aging can result in impaired function of the gastric mucosal barrier and increased risk of peptic...
This tool guides physicians, other practitioners, and staff in assessing and managing individuals who have a recent history of falls or who are at risk of falling. This CPG will help identify ways to modify some of the risk factors for falls, as...
Depressive symptoms are common among older adults and can have a major effect on their quality of life. It has been estimated that between 12 and 16% of older adults living in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities have major depression...
Dementia, a disorder characterized by progressive decline in multiple areas of cognitive function, causes a range of cognitive, mood, behavioral, and functional impairments. Optimal management of dementia involves the entire interdisciplinary team,...
This CPG offers a structured approach to the recognition, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of dehydration and fluid and electrolyte imbalances and acknowledges the ethical implications of this condition for patients, their families, and the...
Anemia is common in the post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) setting, with a prevalence ranging from 34 - 60%, increasing with each decade of life over age 70. Anemia often goes unevaluated or is inadequately evaluated in the frail elderly. Studies...