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June 26, 2018

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Every day, post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) practitioners look at problems and challenges and think “What if?” This leads to innovative, creative solutions and, in Allison Gustavson’s case, a Society Quality Improvement (QI) Award, which is designed to encourage the development of innovative projects that will make a...

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June 21, 2018

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“We want people to roll up their sleeves and talk medicine at this meeting,” says Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, about the Society’s 2019 Annual Conference, set for March 7-10 in Atlanta, GA. There is still time to submit a proposal to present at the conference, and Dr. Bellantoni, chair of the Annual Conference Program...

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June 13, 2018

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Adverse drug events [ADEs] are not only a tremendous financial drain, but they also can alter a person’s life. Patients need advocates, and clinicians should take on this role and do everything they can to keep people safe, says Donna Lisi, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP...

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June 8, 2018

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Dr. Billy Dodd wore many hats—physician, Society founder, leader, teacher, mentor, innovator, speaker, and—of course—jazz pianist. “While I never knew Billy Dodd well, I do remember his great performances on the piano during several annual meetings,” says Paul Katz, MD, CMD,...

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May 23, 2018

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Eric Hasemeier, DO, CMD, the Society’s 2018 Medical Director of the Year, had a clear goal early in his career. “I wanted to go where I was needed,” he says. And the leadership and staff at the 8 Tennessee-based facilities where he serves as medical director clearly need...

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May 15, 2018

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Adam Sobol, founder and CEO of CareBand, was always the “weird tech guy” in a family of physicians, but he saw the possibilities for partnerships between...

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May 10, 2018

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Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, is not just a geriatrician. Some, he says, call him a “born geriatrician.” So it’s only fitting that someone so passionate about his work would develop...

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May 3, 2018

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Think about having a difficult conversation with someone where they may get upset or angry. It makes you tense and anxious just thinking about it. An upcoming Society webinar is designed to ease this stress and make difficult conversations—at least those about “Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care”—easier and less stressful. Co-...

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April 25, 2018

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Traditional advance directives like the living will and power of attorney express patient choices in general terms for their medical care. More recent directives, such as physician order for life-sustaining treatment (POLST), are actually medical order sets for reflecting what the patient's preferences for care...

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April 17, 2018

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It seems only fitting that Alice Bonner, PhD, APRN, GNP, Associate Professor at Northeastern University, is the first nurse practitioner (NP) to serve on the...