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 would like to invite you to our annual Networking Fair on Thursday, May 7th. Our special guest speaker is Alex Bardakh, Director of Policy and Advocacy at AMDA. Come and meet your fellow IMDA members for dinner and an update on long-term care policy. Click here for the flyer.
2014 Indiana Health Care Foundation
AMDA Core Curriculum on Medical Direction in LTC Scholarship
The Indiana Health Care Foundation (IHCF) applauds individuals who are dedicated to advancing their career through continued education. IHCF is accepting scholarship applications from individuals pursing educational training for Medical Director Certification.
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...[CLICK TO READ MORE]
Two New Links of Interest
January 15, 2014
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