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January 7, 2019
An influential group representing doctors in long-term care has urged nursing homes, when possible, to avoid prescribing opioids to residents. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care, or AMDA, issued a new policy statement on the use of...
December 7, 2018
Following my C-section earlier this year, I was fortunate to be able to access heavy-duty pain medication. Until we discovered my pain pump wasn’t working. That was unfortunate, but luckily I was young(ish), in good health(ish) and had a new baby...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
December 5, 2018
The board of directors of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC) Medicine has approved a policy statement on opioid use in nursing homes. It calls for (1) providing access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering and to...
Resolution and Position Statements
.single { text-indent: 3em; } .double { text-indent: 5em; } AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has two primary policies related to opioids in nursing homes: 1. Provide access to opioids when indicated to relieve suffering...
Recorded: June 27, 2018 Speakers: Donna Lisi, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, BCGP; Nicole Skyer-Brandwene MS, RPh, BCPS, CCP This program will provide participants with evidence-based tools that they can use to help implement ADE mitigation strategies for...
January 2, 2018
In recent years, medical cannabis has become legal in many states and the District of Columbia, and both practitioners and patients are reporting health benefits as well as comfort care benefits from using controlled forms and dosages of the...
December 19, 2017
Medical marijuana is helping patients dealing with chronic pain by replacing their use of prescription drugs. These opioid drugs can be fatally dangerous when abused. They killed more people last year than guns or car accidents, causing health...