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Caring for older adults with suspected infections presents challenges for post-acute/long-term care (PALTC) providers. This session will provide an update on management of positive urine cultures, pneumonia and C. difficile infections in PALTC...
This session will explore the issues of safely reducing hospitalizations and infections, specifically Clostridium difficile (C. diff) using case studies. We'll walk through the Advancing Excellence Circle of Success (a quality improvement model) and...
Since Clostridum difficile ( C. difficile) infection has been shown to be a marker of debility and death in post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) residents, it is critical that the treatment team develop an understanding of the scope of the problem...
March 20, 2015
AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has released five additional medical tests and procedures that may be of questionable value to older Americans. The recommendations are issued to encourage discussion among physicians,...
March 22, 2015
AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is advising long-term caregivers against using indwelling urinary catheters to manage urinary incontinence — one of five common practices or tests that lack scientific evidence to...
March 20, 2015
Louisville, KY – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has partnered with the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign to encourage discussions among physicians, patients, and other health care stakeholders about...
April 14, 2015
Columbia, MD – AMDA —The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the AMDA Foundation announced its top award winners during AMDA’s 2015 Annual Conference held in Louisville, KY, last month. The 2015 Medical Director of the Year (MDOY...
September 15, 2015
Columbia, MD – Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes , new recommendations aimed at improving prescribing practices and reduced consequences of antibiotic-...