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.

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This package includes the Diabetes Management Clinical Practice Guideline, and the Diabetes Management Pocket Guide. Residents of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities who have diabetes often take multiple medications and experience...
This package includes the COPD Management Clinical Practice Guideline, and the COPD Management Pocket Guide. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. COPD caused an estimated...
Urinary incontinence is one of the most common conditions among residents of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities, affecting about 55% of all such residents. The prevalence of urinary incontinence increases with age. Women are affected...
Transitions of care involves the movement of a patient between care settings and the transfer of information with them to facilitate a seamless continuum of care and to enable patients’ wishes to be followed - no matter where in the continuum of...
Survivors of an acute stroke who are transferred to a PALTC facility need a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment plan that lowers risk for post-stroke complications, helps to optimize physical and cognitive function, and reduces the risk of...
Sleep problems are common among residents of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities. Data suggests that age-related sleep changes, medical conditions common among older people, medications that affect sleep, substance use, and factors...
Newly updated, the Pressure Ulcers and Other Wounds CPG now includes information regarding arterial and venous ulcers, in addition to pressure ulcers, as well as the new NPUAP staging terminology. Pressure ulcers and other wounds remain a major...
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive, degenerative neurologic disorder. Although there is no known cure for PD, treatment can often prolong the patient’s life, improve mobility and function, and enhance dignity and quality of life. Early...
This package includes the Pain Management Clinical Practice Guideline, and the Pain Management Pocket Guide. Pain is common in the post-acute and long-term care setting (PALTC) setting. As many as 80% of LTC patients have at least one condition...