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This package includes the Pain Management Clinical Practice Guideline, Pain Implementation Manual and the Pain Management Pocket Guide. Pain is common in the post-acute and long-term care setting (PALTC) setting. As many as 80% of LTC patients have...
Pain management in post-acute/long-term care (PALTC) is identified in a step-wise approach for patients in this setting. This quick reference pocket guide includes the general principles for prescribing and titrating opioids including opioid...
The complete set of pocket guides describes the critical decision points in the management of common conditions found in the PALTC population and incorporates current information and best practices for use by practitioners in a convenient and easy...
September 20, 2017
A new study by researchers from the University of New Mexico found that 34 percent of chronic pain patients enrolled in the study were able to cease using all prescription medications by the last six months of the 24-month observation period.
September 11, 2017
As the United States faces the worst opioid epidemic in history, with prescription drug use reaching peak levels, more evidence continues to show that cannabis is a safe alternative to potentially dangerous or lethal pharmaceuticals. “The potential...
June 29, 2017
Many nursing home residents have a fairly pain-free experience until the end of life, but at least a third suffer persistent, significant pain during their last six months, according to a new study from the University of Manitoba, University of...
Resolution and Position Statements
Resolution G17 THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , that AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Medicine adopt as policy the following: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain...
February 19, 2017
In March, an influential group of medical providers, AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, will tackle the issue at its annual conference. Cari Levy, the group’s vice president, will offer a “Marijuana 101” lesson on the...
June 13, 2016
Pain should be removed as a "fifth vital sign" and management of pain should not be used in official quality measures, delegates testified Sunday at the American Medical Association's (AMA) annual meeting here.