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August 21, 2019

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It is essential for practitioners to familiarize themselves with the 2017 Guidelines for the...

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August 15, 2019

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Delirium takes its toll, costing the health care system billions of dollars each year; and the condition is associated with increased morbidity, functional decline, nursing time, and caregiver burden, as well as higher hospital costs and longer lengths of...

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August 6, 2019

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When she was young, Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, wanted to be an astronaut. Fortunately for her many patients and colleagues, she decided to pursue medicine after watching a news story about leprosy. And she’s never looked back, receiving the Society’s...

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July 30, 2019

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Anyone who has met Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, or had the opportunity to see him speak very likely has laughed as well as learned. That unique ability to simultaneously educate, enlighten, and entertain is part of the reason he was named the Society’s 2019 Medical...

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July 24, 2019

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For years, there have been discussions about the role of advanced practice providers (APPs) in health care, including post-acute and long-term care (PALTC). While there is consensus that these practitioners—including nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs),...

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July 15, 2019

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The Society’s annual Shark Tank competition continues to bring innovative organizations and individuals to the table and engage our members in the endless possibilities of cutting-edge technology for quality patient care. This year’s Shark Tank winners were excited...

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July 9, 2019

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“Sustainability is the ‘magic sauce’ in quality improvement,” said David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, head of one of two clinician teams named as the Society’s 2019 Choosing Wisely® Champions. Dr. Nace utilized Choosing Wisely...

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July 1, 2019

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The urgency of addressing suicide prevention in long-term care, the topic of the June 24 AMDA On-The-Go podcast, is apparent. The stories are grim. Host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, shared a few. For instance, a gentleman in his 80s with metastatic cancer, undergoing hospice care at home, tells his wife he is going to take a...

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June 25, 2019

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The June 10 AMDA On-The-Go podcast--Are SNFs Dealt an Impossible Hand?—started on a bit of a discouraging note. However, program guest (and Society president) Arif Nazir, MD, FACP, CMD, AGSF, quickly turned the discussion around.

Podcast host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD,...

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June 17, 2019

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As medical cannabis use becomes more popular and prevalent in the United States, post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities and practitioners can expect to encounter questions, concerns, demands, and controversy. Yet, as the evidence grows about medical cannabis’ benefits for certain indications—and more and more...