Practitioners in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) medicine have an unusual and important opportunity to help shape the body of knowledge for this unique field by responding to a pair of job task surveys, one for medical directors and the other for attending physicians. This project is the most recent step AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and its affiliates, The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, and the Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine are taking to define the skills, training and experience needed to practice medicine and medical direction today in the changing world of PA/LTC.
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Medical societies seeking to ensure compassionate and high quality care for long term care patients joined together to develop a "Tip Sheet on Prescribing for Controlled Substances in Long Term Care." The document is designed to assist physicians and other prescribers in their efforts to ensure proper controlled substances prescribing in long term care, and deal with aggressive enforcement actions by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. View Tip Sheet
AMDA has expanded its online and distance learning offerings. Adding live webinars, recorded webcasts and bringing back CME credits on revised CPGs, AMDA's education outreach continues to grow to meet the needs of practitioners in the long term care setting. Participants can earn both CME credits and CMD credits for these educational activities which are now available to you at the click of a mouse. This is a fantastic opportunity to get long term care specific education without the need to book flights or take time away from your busy practice.
Recently added CME activities include education on practice management, billing and coding in long term care and revised CPGs on COPD, Heart Failure and Parkinson's Disease in the long term care setting. Whether you are new to the long term care setting, or if you have year's of long term care practice experience, AMDA has put together these CME activities to keep you up to date on clinical and management areas important to your long term care practice.
Visit AMDA's website today to learn about their expanding offerings in distance education.