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October 20, 2015
Four new physicians joined the Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC), Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s (SRHS) physician group, allowing the physicians group to continue to grow and provide care for more communities.
October 12, 2015
A new front is emerging in the war on the overuse of antibiotics: the nursing home. AMDA leader David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, comments.
October 7, 2015
Thomas Lawrence, MD, CMD, System Medical Director of Geriatric Medicine and Long Term Care, Main Line Health (MLH), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM).
October 7, 2015
Published in the October 1, 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association , the study found that participants (age 30 to 80 years with an established diagnosis of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and moderate to severe...
October 5, 2015
More than 30% of those over age 70 have memory problems, and a panel of aging experts said this population should have memory and reasoning ability evaluated annually by a health care provider.
October 5, 2015
When does an individual lose the right to consent to sexual relations? If doctors deem intimate contact inappropriate, how do caregivers in nursing homes and other community settings enforce no-contact rules? How can facilities support residents'...
October 5, 2015
E-prescribing technology automatically evaluates prescriptions for potential drug interactions, further promoting patient safety while making the process more efficient, says Naushira Pandya, MD, president of the board of directors for AMDA — the...
October 2, 2015
Rates of death and hospitalization are “significantly” higher in Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes than in non-profit ones, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association .
September 16, 2015
Sometimes nurses neglect to inform prescribers that the condition of a patient receiving an antibiotic has stabilized, which may signal the need to discontinue the medication, said Naushira Pandya, MD, president of the AMDA, the Society for Post-...
September 15, 2015
Columbia, MD – Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes , new recommendations aimed at improving prescribing practices and reduced consequences of antibiotic-...