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June 30, 2017
 

Receiving a national award is an honor; but when that award lead to action, energy, heightened staff morale, team building, and improved quality of life, it becomes a movement. That is true of the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s Quality Improvement & Health Outcomes (QIHO) Awards, where the recipients take a great idea and, through the award, grow it, build on it, revise it, and make it a shining example that inspires others. Ask Marian McNamara, RN, MSN, whose team at Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation Center & Home in Staten Island,...

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June 23, 2017

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Helping patients make wise choices about their care has always been a passion for Society members such as David...

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May 19, 2017

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Never has public policy advocacy been more important. That is why Society leaders and staff are burning the midnight...

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May 12, 2017

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Reducing antipsychotic use is an important goal for practitioners and facilities alike. However, says Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, “It’s not fair or practical to expect...

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March 3, 2017

The 2017 Annual Conference begins in less than two weeks! If you haven’t registered yet, not to worry – onsite registration is available. Here are some things to you need to know before you go:

  • Registration opens Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 PM. Stop by to register on-site, or if you have pre-registered, pick up your badge and conference materials.
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February 17, 2017

“We hope this will raise awareness at admission that patients might have COPD. If these individuals get proper treatment early on, they have better functioning and quality of life,” says Gwendolen Buhr, MD, CMD. Dr. Buhr is referencing the recently released COPD Management Pocket Guide, a quick reference tool to help with the recognition, assessment, treatment, and monitoring of COPD, with information adapted from the GOLD initiative for the condition and the Society’s clinical practice guideline (CPG). The guide also includes an Algorithm for Pharmacological Treatment of COPD.

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February 10, 2017

Paige Hector, LMSW, a member of the Annual Conference Planning Subcommittee, is looking forward to welcoming her fellow members at the upcoming ‘reunion,’ the 2017 Annual Conference, in Phoenix next month. “My Society colleagues are kindred spirits. It’s exciting to have the conference here,” says Hector, a clinical educator and consultant based in Tucson. The Society is literally a family affair for Hector, whose spouse is a member and a medical director. “My husband is a geriatrician, and he loves the Society and working in nursing homes. He has been very encouraging of me to get more...

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February 3, 2017

“Our time is now. Post-acute and long-term care is being noticed, and experts in the field are being looked to for guidance and leadership,” says Society Vice President Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD. “You’re the expert we’re seeking to help set standards.” As part of this, she urges members to attend the “Medical Item Writing Workshop: Focus on Medical Direction and Attending Physicians’ Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities in PALTC,” which will take place on Thursday, March 16, at the Society's Annual Conference. She stresses, “Item writing training has been shown to enhance professional...

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January 27, 2017

"The positive response to making Part I available online was overwhelmingly positive, and we were pleased to see that we could give participants the flexibility they want while retaining the personalized, interactive nature of the program,” says Core Curriculum Past Program Chair Jeffrey Burl, MD, CMD. Now, more than 90% of the entire Core Curriculum is offered online. Dr. Burl says, "They are attracted to programs that they can pursue online at their leisure. We need to be able to offer such initiatives if we are to attract young practitioners to post-acute and long-term care medicine.”...