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

AMDA Core Curriculum Training in Indianapolis!

AMDA's Core Curriculum on Medical Direction in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care will be held in Indianapolis on July 28-31, 2016. If you have considered this important training, now is the time to attend! Click here to read a brochure on the 2016 live Core Curriculum events.

Before attending Part II training in Indianapolis, you must complete Part I online. The registration deadline for Part I is May 16th.

If you plan on taking Part I this year, or have already taken Part I only, we strongly encourage you to complete Part II live in 2016. Beginning in 2017, there will be changes to the course structure, order, and content.

More information on the training is available at http://www.paltc.org/core-curriculum-medical-direction-post-acute-and-long-term-care.

May 5, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM, Community Healthplex, Indianapolis, Marching Toward MIPS- The 2016 Regulatory Landscape for LTPAC Medical Providers, speaker Carol Coates
August 11, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM, Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis, Comprehensive Pain Management, speaker Heidi K. White, President-Elect, AMDA
November 10, 2016, 5:30-7:30 PM, location The Alpha House, Indianapolis, Polypharmacy Update

DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 15 for AMDA Core Curriculum Medical Direction in LTC Scholarship

• One $1,650-$2,700 award amount: Medical Directors who practice in any setting or combination of settings across the long term care continuum, including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, CCRCs, hospice and home care are encouraged to apply. Geriatric fellows in training who are considering the inclusion of medical direction in their practices will find this course a beneficial introduction to management requirements for LTC. Scholarship applicants may apply for:
- Part 1 (participate at your own pace online, with coursework to be completed between April 4- May 31) and Part 2 (in-person in Indianapolis July 28-31)
- OR Part 2 only (In Indianapolis, July 28-31), if they have already completed Part 1 of the course.

All IHCF scholarship eligibility details and forms are available at http://www.indianahealthcarefoundation.org/pages/Scholarship/.
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.

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

Presentations:

Jarrett Amsden, PharmD: Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes