IMDA Welcome

IMDA - Indiana Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is a professional association of clinicians and providers practicing in the long term care continuum.  IMDA is dedicated to excellence in patient care. 

On this site, IMDA will post original materials along with links to existing resources, tools, articles and legislative information designed to advance our mission to improve patient care and promote the professional development of long term care practitioners.  IMDA members are encouraged to submit non-commercial, long term care related items which they feel should be shared with our members. 

IMDA 2016 Education Events

Please save the following dates for IMDA's 2016 Quarterly Education Series: February 11th, May 5th, August 11th, and November 10. Join your long-term care colleagues for education, networking, and dinner from 5:30-7:30 PM.

February 11, 2016 Education Event

Please join IMDA at 5:30 PM on Friday, February 11th for a session on antibiotic stewardship with Jarrett Amsden, PharmD, BCPS. Details can be found on the event flyer.

Indiana Health Care Foundation Scholarships

The Indiana Health Care Foundation is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 scholarship cycle to help further higher and continuing education opportunities for long term care professionals! Questions about the IHCF Scholarship process can be directed to Emily Berger, IHCF Executive Director, at eberger@ihca.org or 317-616-9036.
The full list of 2016 scholarships is posted at http://www.indianahealthcarefoundation.org/pages/Scholarship/. Additional scholarship opportunities will be posted as they arise, so please check the site regularly.

Upcoming Event- Stopping the Spread of CRE

The Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety, Marion County Health Department and the Indiana State Department of Health are partnering to prevent the spread of CRE across all hospitals, nursing homes and long-term acute care facilities in Marion County. Join us to see how you can participate.

Stopping the Spread of CRE in Marion County
When: March 2, 2016 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Where: Indiana State Department of Health
CRE March 2 Education Flyer
AGENDA

Two Links of Interest

Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (POST) - www.iupui.edu/~irespect/POST.html

Indiana State Government website, Bitter Pill - Bitter Pill - www.in.gov/bitterpill/

Free Resource: Tip Sheet on Controlled Substance Prescribing in LTC

Medical societies seeking to ensure compassionate and high quality care for long term care patients joined together to develop a "Tip Sheet on Prescribing for Controlled Substances in Long Term Care." The document is designed to assist physicians and other prescribers in their efforts to ensure proper controlled substances prescribing in long term care, and deal with aggressive enforcement actions by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. View Tip Sheet