CPGs (Clinical Practice Guidelines)
AMDA’s clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have become the standard care process in the post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) setting.
AMDA CPGs can reduce: costs, avoidable transfers, and risk of survey penalty and litigation. Most importantly, AMDA CPGs can improve: patient outcomes, and safety of staff, facility, and patients.
With the implementation of MDS 3.0 and the new Care Area Assessment (CAA), facilities will need to show they are using evidence based and expert endorsed resources. Appendix C in the new MDS Manual references the AMDA CPGs. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) State Operations Manual references AMDA CPGs.
AMDA CPGs emphasize key care processes and are organized for ready incorporation into facility-specific policies and procedures to guide staff and practitioner practices and performance. CPG implementation follows the medical care process of recognition, assessment (root cause analysis), treatment (based on assessment), and monitoring. Be able to make the case for unavoidable situations and conditions. Know that you can better manage a condition. Know that you can provide quality care for your residents!
CPGs are available in print and electronic formats, and sold individually or in multiples.