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AMDA's 2016 Annual Conference


223 - The Impact of Infections on Transitions of Care (An AGS Sponsored Session)


Mar 18, 2016 3:30pm ‐ Mar 18, 2016 5:00pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $24.00

Description

Accreditation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPLM Designation Statement: This internet enduring material has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.5 management hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity. 

Session Description:
According to an article in Health Affairs “inadequate management of care transitions was responsible for $25- 45 billion in wasteful spending in 2011.”  PA/LTC patients with infections have a greater risk of poor transitions due to their increased vulnerability and atypical presentation of disease signs and symptoms. We propose a symposium that will help PA/LTC providers improve transitions of care for older patients with three common infections: urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia and infectious diarrhea. Speakers will give a brief presentation follow by a panel discussion with questions from the audience.

Learning Objective(s):

  • Describe how infections pneumonia, C. difficile colitis and UTIs impact transitions of care from acute to PA/LTC and back to the community.
  • Discuss strategies to assure the accuracy of medication list on admission to health care facility.
  • Assure appropriate antibiotic therapy and engage in de-escalation of antibiotic therapy.
  • Identify isolation precautions to protect residents' rights and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Speaker(s):
Verna R. Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD
Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD
Nancy Losben, RPh, CCP
Laura Trice, MD, CMD

Disclosure(s):
None

Reference(s):
None

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Credits

  • 1.50 - Management
  • 1.50 - CME

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