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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 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.
This is Domain IV of V of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine's Competencies Curriculum for Attending Physicians Practicing in Post-Acute and Long Term Care . See below for information on content included in Domain IV,...
The Seniors Quality Leap Initiative (SQLI) is a collaborative established in 2011 of 12 long-term care facilities in Canada and the United States with the goals to improve quality of care and patient safety by sharing performance data and specific...
This session will present succinct overviews of practical approaches to communication, advance care planning, and assessment and control of pain and other distressing symptoms experienced by patients in post-acute and long-term care. This session...