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Long Term Care Medicine-2011


A50 - Management of Medical Problems in Assisted Living: Emerging Findings and Recommendations


Mar 24, 2011 1:30pm ‐ Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm

Standard: $24.00

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Accreditation
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The American Medical Directors Association designates
this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDCP Credit Designation:
This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Session Description:
This session presents results of several research studies regarding medical care in assisted living. Presentations will focus on practice arrangements, management of new onset illness and acute agitation, staff-physician communication, and management of care transitions. Results of research will be discussed in the context of the current medical literature, and evidence-based recommendations will be provided.

Learning Objectives(s):

  • Discuss the issues involved in acute care provision among patients in assisted living in comparison to nursing home patients and patients living at home.
  • Identify key issues in managing telephone calls about patients in assisted living who fall, have new acute illnesses, and have acute agitation.
  • Explain the approaches that physicians can use to optimize physician-AL staff communication around the acute medical conditions of patients/residents.

Speakers(s):
Philip Sloane, MD, MPH; Anna Beeber, PhD, RN; Christine Khandelwal, DO; Kevin O'Neil, MD, CMD; John Schumacher, PhD; Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD

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