Clinical Practice Guidelines
The following clinical practice guidelines are intended to support our health care team and serve as resources to ensure our providers have the most up to date, evidence based information recommended by nationally recognized organizations. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine – This is the standard care process in the post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) setting.
- COPD: Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD.
- Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – 2021 with a particular focus on chapter 12: Older Adults.
- Heart Failure: 2017 focused update of the 2013 Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure
- Hypertension: ACC and American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for the detection, prevention, management and treatment of high blood pressure.
- Dementia: Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations and American Psychiatric Association – Practice Guidelines on the use of Antipsychotics to Treat Agitation or Psychosis in Patients with Dementia
- Osteoporosis: 2020 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
- Depression: American Psychiatric Association(APA)(2019). APA Guideline For the Treatment of Depression. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Depression Across Three Age Cohorts
- Preventive: World Health Organization, Preventing and managing COVID-19 across long-term care services: Policy brief, 24 July 2020 and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(2020). Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2020–21 Influenza Season
Guidelines are provided for informational purposes only and are not meant to direct individual treatment decisions. All patient care and related decisions are the sole responsibility of providers. These guidelines do not dictate or control a provider’s clinical judgement regarding the appropriate treatment of a patient in any given case.