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This program will present the tools necessary for implementing a successful antipsychotic reduction program. Non-pharmacological interventions are the mainstay of therapy, and a strategy of staff and family education, along with a willingness to try...
Many facilities have little experience in analyzing data in an ongoing time ordered fashion as evidenced by the classic and all too common last month-this month or last quarter-this quarter two-point curve analysis. As data analysis is a major...
Regulations require each nursing facility to have a Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI)Program. Successful programs include the involvement of every member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT). The medical director is responsible for...
This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for PALTC residents. It will feature presentations by the 2015 AMDA Foundation Quality Improvement (QI) award winners on topics...
This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for long-term care residents. It will feature presentations by a past AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Quality Improvement award winner on...
This session will explore the issues of safely reducing hospitalizations and infections, specifically Clostridium difficile (C. diff) using case studies. We'll walk through the Advancing Excellence Circle of Success (a quality improvement model) and...
Quality for the care of wounds requires the intersection of knowledge, consistency (limiting variability), leadership (process development), and data interpretation (documentation). The lecturer will discuss the development of quality programming...
AMDA has launched a Quality Prescribing Campaign in response to CMS's Call to Action: Raising Awareness for Reducing Adverse Events (ADE) in Nursing Homes. This session will focus on raising awareness specifically directed toward adverse drug events...
This session will review the scientific and clinical rationale for permitting the consumption of water in selected patients with dysphagia (so-called "free-water protocols"). The presenter will outline the process of implementing such a protocol in...
This session will equip participants to identify polypharmacy, consider non-pharmacologic treatment options, potentially inappropriate medications, medication interactions, the aging body (declining renal and hepatic function), patient prognosis and...