Dedicated long-term care (LTC) professionals and staff are expected to keep up with the volume of emerging clinical knowledge and meet the daily needs of residents with increasingly complex medical conditions. The LTC providers in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Region IV now have access to free educational resources addressing 20 health conditions experienced by residents living in long-term care.
These health conditions are detailed in 20 Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) developed by the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA), a recognized leader in long-term care clinical practice education.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Region IV awarded the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work, a grant to develop a quality improvement initiative that includes a password-protected website to make all of AMDA’s Clinical Practice Guidelines available free-of-charge to partner states in Region IV. This website includes free access to a range of resources for physicians, nurses, social workers, and nutritionists/dieticians as well as direct care staff, e.g., CNAs.