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Recorded: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Speakers: Emily Black, APRN, CNP, FNP-BC and Ashley Kimeu, APRN, CNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN This program highlights the importance of difficult end-of-life conversations in the long-term care (LTC) population. Such...
DR. JAGGARD DISCUSSES ADVANCE CARE PLANNING ADVANCE CARE PLANNING (ACP) SERIES A valuable tool in assisting patients and their families in navigating the decisions required for advance care planning in the long-term care, assisted living and other...
The Advance Care Planning (ACP) Pocket Card provides a quick reference to discussing advance care decisions with your patients. The professional is assisted in encouraging patients to consider the full range of issues informing the very personal...
Ease the Advance Care Planning Conversation Everything is easier with preparation — even difficult conversations. That’s why AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine assembled this comprehensive guide to discussing advance care...
September 25, 2017
There is an interesting new development in the end-of-life planning space, with some experts in the field saying they back changes to the existing system to ensure that the wishes of patients are adhered to in a more organized and efficient manner...
August 29, 2017
Ensuring that patients’ wishes about their care are respected has long been a priority for post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) practitioners. “ Standardizing Protection of Patients' Rights From POLST to MOELI (Medical Orders for End-of-Life...
August 14, 2017
The 90-year-old woman in the San Diego-area nursing home was quite clear, said Dr. Karl Steinberg. She didn’t want aggressive measures to prolong her life. If her heart stopped, she didn’t want CPR. But when Steinberg, a palliative care physician,...
May 17, 2017
A fresh look at how Do-Not-Hospitalize (DNH) orders affect the movement of skilled nursing care residents shows those residents with such directives experienced significantly fewer transfers to hospitals or emergency departments (EDs). Report...
May 15, 2017
Programs that encourage advance care planning have shown positive results, including increased palliative care referrals, improved end-of-life care, and fewer unnecessary hospitalizations. Now a new study in JAMDA suggests that nursing home...
White Paper
PURPOSE The purpose of this White Paper is to highlight the importance of Advance Care Planning conversations and informed medical decision-making in the PALTC setting. Additionally, the White Paper will serve to delineate the prerequisites and key...