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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 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 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 describe the pathophysiology of vitamins and their role in disease prevention. We will use a case-based approach to discuss vitamin deficiencies and appropriate replacement options. We will also discuss the dangers of using...
This session will identify key components of an effective patient safety program in long-term and post-acute care, both generally and specifically for medical directors and the interdisciplinary team. It will discuss the use of trigger tools and...
This session will present a case-based approach to enable discussion of various psychiatric syndromes, diagnosis, and treatment options using different classes of psychopharmacological agents. Presenters will discuss indication side effects drug...