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November 25, 2016
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers. Their study looked at all patients living in the community who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s...
November 23, 2016
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study from the University of Eastern Finland. The hip fracture risk was investigated in community-dwelling...
Speakers: Steven Levenson, MD, CMD; David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD; Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD This webinar describes changes in the federal nursing home regulations (Requirements of Participation) as revised in a Final Rule published in October 2016,...
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...
July 12, 2016
DNSs and administrators should have very clear lines of communication on a regular basis with their medical director, says Susan Levy, MD, CMD, AGSF, president of Columbia, MD-based AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “First...
This session will provide an overview of the evidence which guides relaxed blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c goals for the older adult resident in long-term care, as well as a practical approach to difficult clinical scenarios in the management of...
This session will equip participants to identify polypharmacy, consider non-pharmacologic treatment options, potentially inappropriate medications, medication interactions, the aging body (declining renal and hepatic function), patient prognosis and...
This program will outline the requirements and describe the integration of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services into care planning of long-term care residents. Through collaboration, pharmacists, nurses, and physicians can improve care for...
AMDA has launched a Quality Prescribing Campaign in response to CMS's Call to Action: Raising Awareness for Reducing Adverse Events (ADE) in Nursing Homes. This session will focus on raising awareness specifically directed toward adverse drug events...
This session is mainly based on the new clinical practice guideline of heart failure in long-term care setting. It has three components. First, introduce the process of developing and grading clinical practice guideline in treating heart failure in...