AMDA Annual Conference Workshop Review
Improving Care in the PA/LTC Setting through Expanded Expertise in PA/LTC Attending Physician Competencies and Utilizing Clinical Practice Guidelines
G.Buhr, R.Hogikyan, R. Ignacia, T. Lawrence, W. Saltsman and D.Way
This half-day workshop, presented at AMDA by PMDA members Thomas Lawrence, MD, CMD and Deborah Way, MD, CMD, was derived from AMDA Clinical Practice Guidelines and Attending Physician Competencies. The basis of these competencies is that there is a skill set required to practice excellent care in the long-term and post-acute care setting.
Workshop leaders developed cases on the common topics of infection management, acute change in condition, depression/dementia/delirium, pain, and falls. Facilitated group discussion was focused on how providers must consider setting specific issues when providing clinical care to PA/LTC residents.
Brief presentations then reviewed the key principles of shared decision-making, inter professional collaborative practice and commitment required to achieve best outcomes. Attendees discussed how the interplay between providers, patient, family members, and the effect of facility-specific and cultural factors all make an impact on the care team in their efforts to achieve excellent outcomes and maintain compliance with relevant regulations.