Competencies Curriculum for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine - Domain II: Medical Care Delivery Process

Competencies Curriculum for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine - Domain II: Medical Care Delivery Process 

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine has defined competencies for the practice of post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) medicine so that attending physicians who practice in this setting can effectively provide their patients with quality care. The Competencies Curriculum online training program was developed to support the Competencies for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and disseminate education on cornerstones of knowledge needed to practice as an attending physician in PALTC.


The practice of PALTC medicine requires knowledge and skills drawn from various specialties including internal, family, hospital, and rehabilitation medicine, geriatrics, psychiatry, and palliative care. While necessary for effective practice, none of these discipline-specific competencies are alone sufficient to describe the full range of PALTC competencies. Rather, they must reflect a mix of many of the skills unique to each of these disciplines which must then be operationalized within a unique care setting with its unique regulatory requirements while incorporating the full skill set of the entire interdisciplinary team.

The Competencies Curriculum has been divided into five domains. Within each domain are sections, each of which include a pre/post-test, interactive presentations with cases, questions, and evaluation. Please see each domain for a detailed outline of what will be discussed. 


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

American Medical Directors Association - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine


Course Details

Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe the components of the medical care delivery process in managing PA/LTC patients.
Apply the medical care delivery process (problem recognition, assessment, management and monitoring etc.) consistently in providing PA/LTC.
Describe the composition of an IDT and the roles of the various team members.
Value patient-centered approaches in the care planning process by engaging the patient and the family to identify patient/ family goals.
Develop medical care plans that are consistent with patient/family values and goals.
Incorporate information from the IDT to improve patient/resident function and optimize patient/resident quality of life and dignity.
Demonstrate the use of prognostication tools in the management of PA/LTC patients.
Facilitate discussion of current and proposed treatment with clinicians, facility staff, and patient/family in relation to patient prognosis and goals
Compare and contrast the elements of curative, palliative, and end-of-life care.
Discuss the provision of palliative and/or end-of-life care with and without formal hospice enrollment.
Respect the use of advance care directives and palliative care approaches by adopting them in the care planning process.
Develop and implement care plans that are informed by advance care directives, utilize palliative care approaches, and incorporate input from the IDT and the patient/family values and goals.
Identify personal beliefs and values that may inhibit or facilitate the provision of patient-centered, end-of-life care.


2.1  Applying the Care Delivery Process to Patient Care

2.2  Developing a Person-Centered Evidence-Based Medical Care Plan

2.3  Identifying and Incorporating Prognosis into Care Decisions

2.4  Principles of Palliative and End-of-Life Care

2.5  Developing Effective Palliative and End-of-Care Life Plans

Instructor: AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine

We are pleased to acknowledge the following contributors: Patricia L. Bach, PsyD, RN; Alva S. Baker, III, MD, CMDR; Daniel Bluestein, MD, MS, CMD; Bavid A. Brechtelsbauer, MD, CMD; Jeffrey B. Burl, MD, CMD; Amy Corcoran, MD CMD; Leonard Gelman, MD, CMD; Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD; Paul R. Katz, MD, CMD; Karyn Leible, MD, CMD; Meghan Lembeck, MD; James E. Lett, II, MD, CMDR; Steven A. Levenson, MD, CMD; Arif Nazir, MD, CMD; Dallas Nelson, MD, FACP, CMD; Debra Saliba, MD, MPH; Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD; Joshua Uy, MD; Matthew S Wayne, MD, CMD; Heidi K. White, MD, MEd, CMD

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