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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-...
August 30, 2015
Launched in June, UPMC, the University of Wisconsin and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) are collaborating to study the overuse of antibiotics in hospitals and doctor’s offices. With UPMC leading, the researchers will...
August 13, 2015
On June 2, 2015, the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship convened leaders in agriculture, and animal and human health, as well as representatives from the pharmaceutical and food safety industries. The event followed the March release of the...
August 13, 2015
The $3.83B company on August 6, 2015 announced the publication of new data from its ongoing open-label safety extension study, the -015 Study, with NUPLAZID™ in patients with Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PDP) in the July 31 online issue of the...
August 13, 2015
Dr. Victoria Walker, the Good Samaritan Society’s chief medical officer, has been appointed to a two-year position on AMDA's Public Policy Committee, a committee that helps shape national policy on senior care issues.