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 Internet Enduring Material 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.
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 3.5 clinical 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: 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 will emphasize interactive discussion of clinical cases as a means to highlight key didactic information.
Define palliative care as it relates to each resident within the long term care continuum
Describe a systematic approach to assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms
Describe comprehensive assessment and treatment of pain in the nursing facility
Review professional obligations and rewards related to advance care plan discussions
Speaker(s): William Smucker, MD, CMD Peter Winn, MD, CMD Deborah Way, MD, CMD Anthony Lechich, MD, CMD
Reference(s): These presentations are all based on the AMDA Palliative Care Curriculum, the AMDA Palliative Care Toolkit, and best practice documents produced by national hospice and geriatric organizations and relevant updates to the literature.