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July 1, 2020

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Wound care is always a top priority in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC), but the COVID-19 pandemic—where residents are more sedentary and practitioners are conducting many exams remotely—has brought new focus and urgency to the issue. A new webinar, Improving Outcomes in...

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June 25, 2020

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Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, a state presidents council representative on the 2020-2021 AMDA Board of Directors, is a collaborator and a “big picture” person. “I enjoy connecting the dots and looking at the horizon to see how different groups of people can align...

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June 18, 2020

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Education has been an important part of the 40-year career of Robert Kaplan, MD, FACP, CMD.. Combining that with his commitment to AMDA, he exemplifies what the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education is all about.

Dr. Kaplan, the 2020 Pattee Award recipient,...

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June 11, 2020

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Like many recipients of the William Dodd Founder’s Award for Distinguished Service, Keith Rapp, MD, CMD, didn’t know the AMDA’s organizer well; but he recalls his larger than life presence. “I remember [Dr. Dodd] coming to an AMDA board meeting once and talking about...

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June 4, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it some important leadership lessons, according to Melissa Welch, MD, MPH, chief medical officer of InnovAge. “The current situation has reinforced what I know is important: [You need] to be very clear about why you...

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May 28, 2020

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At a time when practitioners and care teams are stressed and overburdened, a tool that helps facilitate effective communication and decision-making is both valuable and welcome. Urinary Tract Infections in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings, a new...

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May 21, 2020

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Are patients being “rehabbed to death”? This was the topic of an insightful conversation in a recent AMDA On-The-Go podcast with host Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD, and guest Lynn Flint, MD, assistant clinical professor in the Division of Geriatrics...

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May 14, 2020

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Trauma-informed care (TIC) was on everyone’s mind before COVID-19; but in recent months, this concept has taken on new significance. “Everyone is affected by COVID-19, and it is likely to be the case for a long time. We should be observing and identifying all...

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May 7, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a worldwide tragedy and has exposed many gaps in policy and resources. However, it also has put a new focus on some issues that AMDA has championed for years. Among these is advance care planning (ACP), specifically the use of...

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April 30, 2020