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Medical providers for short-stay post-acute inpatients are increasingly challenged by high medical acuity, co-morbid medical conditions, and limited diagnostic resources. This workshop addresses the most common active medical conditions responsible...
This webinar discusses how the facility medical director can work with infection control practitioners and/or DON to develop policies and procedures to address current issues. It will also discuss how the medical director can get buy-in from medical...
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...
July 16, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care will be leading a three-year $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care communities.
August 30, 2015
Launched in June, UPMC, the University of Wisconsin and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) are collaborating to study the overuse of antibiotics in hospitals and doctor’s offices. With UPMC leading, the researchers will...
September 16, 2015
Sometimes nurses neglect to inform prescribers that the condition of a patient receiving an antibiotic has stabilized, which may signal the need to discontinue the medication, said Naushira Pandya, MD, president of the AMDA, the Society for Post-...
October 12, 2015
A new front is emerging in the war on the overuse of antibiotics: the nursing home. AMDA leader David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, comments.
November 16, 2012
Columbia, MD – For the second year in a row, AMDA—Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week” (November 14-20). This initiative was...