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February 5, 2018
With multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) affecting as many as 1 in 3 residents, nursing homes are under growing pressure to prioritize antibiotic stewardship. However, according to an article in the February issue of JAMDA , there are still...
November 13, 2017
Antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis. National efforts to improve the use of antibiotics include changes made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) to the Requirements of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities,...
Recorded April 26, 2017 Speaker: Robert Goldstein, MD, CWSP, FACP Description: Antimicrobial stewardship is a nationwide, imperative initiative that seeks to educate prescribers and administrators about the appropriate use of antimicrobials to curb...
May 4, 2017
Joshua Schor, medical director at Daughters of Israel in West Orange, was named the 2017 Medical Director of the Year by the AMDA (The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine). He was presented with the award during the Society’s annual...
April 18, 2017
AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, a partner in the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely ® campaign , recently announced its Choosing Wisely Champions . This recognition goes to David Smith, MD, CMD,...
February 13, 2017
Based on a number of queries from the field regarding the application of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) pneumococcal vaccination recommendations, AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has...
February 3, 2017
Streptococcus pneumoniae persists as a major health threat to long-term care residents despite nation-wide efforts to encourage vaccinations, according to AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
February 2, 2017
Despite broad-scale efforts to encourage vaccinations and preventive measures, streptococcus pneumoniae continues to pose a serious health threat in the U.S., particularly among adults 65 years and older, and others with specific risk factors. A new...
November 4, 2016
According to Dr. Susan Levy, President of AMDA, The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, “AMDA is pleased that CMS listened and incorporated some changes into the initial proposed rule based on comments….CMS also revised the rules to...