CPGs (Clinical Practice Guidelines)

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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...