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For Kendra Sheppard, MD, MSPH, CMD, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is as important as a comfortable pair of shoes on a long walk or a good night’s sleep before a grueling trip. Her membership prepares her,...
AMDA’s Know-It-All TM system is designed to maximize quality care and avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Users of the system also state that it enhances teamwork and mutual respect, and the resident ultimately benefits. In...
A one-of-a-kind, 200-plus page guide on change of conditions for attending practitioners. Content is organized alphabetically by condition and includes the specific data they should be receiving from the nurse, suggested geriatric diagnoses related...
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...