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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...
This guide is intended for use by caregivers of older adults in the community. It is intended to help the caregivers of older adults to recognize a change in condition, gather information about what is going on, and to communicate that information...
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...
Synopsis of Federal Regulations in the Nursing Facility: Implications for Attending Physicians and Medical Directors is an indispensable resource tool for medical directors, attending physicians, and other post-acute and long-term care practitioners...
Designed to assist physicians through the complicated process of completing a death certificate, the guidelines include information on understanding the legal definition of death; the roles held by physicians, coroners, medical examiners, and non-...
The AMDA Tool Kit for Starting & Maintaining a Long-Term Care Ethics Committee provides a comprehensive guide to medical directors and others working in post-acute and long-term care who encounter ethical issues that need attention. The tool kit...
This package serves as a guide for agreements for medical director services in nursing facilities. It includes a model agreement between the medical director and the nursing facility; performance requirements and the roles and responsibilities of a...
Long-term care (LTC) is no longer synonymous with "geriatric care." In the past 10 years, adults ages 31 to 64 have been the fastest growing population in nursing homes. The last national nursing home survey sponsored by the Centers for Disease...
The Seizures in the Long-Term Care Setting manual is intended to help the interdisciplinary team in the post-acute and long-term care facility to: Become aware of the prevalence of seizures in the PALTC population Identify the signs and symptoms of...