Competencies Curriculum for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine - Domain V: Personal Professional Development in PALTC

Competencies Curriculum for Post-Acute & Long-Term Care Medicine - Domain V: Personal Professional Development in PALTC 

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: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

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


Course Details

Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify physician performance expectations based on various resources including but not limited to regulatory requirements, facility policies, and professional standards for practicing in the skilled nursing facility/nursing facility (SNF/NF) and other PA/LTC settings.
List resources that are relevant to PA/LTC practice that facilitate professional development.
Create a personal professional development plan that identifies resources and uses feedback from diverse sources.
Describe the sources of, basis for, limitations, and implications of data on processes and patient outcomes.
Interpret data on process and patient outcomes e.g. PQRS measures, patient satisfaction survey, MDS quality Indicators, ACOVE indicators).
Utilize relevant information, including but not limited to data, to improve processes of care and patient outcomes.
Identify positive and adverse outcomes in individual patients and their impact on facility risk and compliance.
Develop a plan to anticipate, prevent, and monitor for events related to medical care and treatments.
Analyze how physician performance and practices can lead to positive and negative outcomes for the patient and the facility.
Design a personal and professional improvement plan based on the analysis of positive and adverse events and outcomes.
Develop a self-assessment and feedback process (peers, medical directors, staff, performance and outcomes data etc.) to facilitate recognition of areas and opportunities of professional improvement.


5.1  Developing a Personal Professional Development Plan

5.2  Utilizing Quality-Related Information to Improve Care

5.3  Using Patient Outcomes to Improve Practice

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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