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  • 7 May 2024 12:58 PM | David Shepherd (Administrator)


    Tuesday, May 7, 12 - 1 pm

    Meeting Recording

    • Presentation: 
      • The Use of Pharmacogenetic Testing for Psychiatric Medications. 
      • Psychiatrist, Dr. Asma Farooq, MD
      • Slides

  • 4 Apr 2024 8:22 AM | Travis Neill (Administrator)

    Meeting Recording

    Dr Vikas Reddy will educate us about where Empagliflozin fits in the appropriate treatment of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Heart failure, like diabetes, has become so complex with so many options, it will be instructive to try to put all of this into focus in order to make better clinical decisions for patients.

    Following Dr. Reddy, Dr. Gahm discusses some of the latest geriatric topics such as updates on controversial FDA rulings and an uptick in C. Auris infections.

    Dapagliflozin for HF-pEF JAMA 23.pdf

    Aprocitentan New HTN Rx 24.docx

    Aduhelm discontinuation 24.docx

    Microplastics in Plaque 24.docx

    Ingrezza for HD FDA 23.docx

    CHF Guidelines 23.docx

  • 2 Apr 2024 12:19 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)

    CMDA Monthly Meeting

    April 2, 2024, 12 to 1 pm

    Meeting Recording



    CHCA: Jenny Albertson NHA, Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. Slides

    CDPHE: Chad Fear, Nursing Facilities Section Manager

    Telligen: Mariah Payne MSN RN, Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator

    Assessment and Initial Management of Suicidal Ideation Across Long Term Care Settings

    Megan Pesansky MSW LSW, Mtl Health Therapist, Wellpower.  Slides

    CMDA Annual Conference: Communication and Compassionate Care in Colorado

    April 19, 2024, from 7 am – 4 pm at the Denver PPA Event Center

    Early Bird Rates expire on April 8 –Sign up before this Monday!

    Travis Neill PA-C

  • 7 Mar 2024 8:14 AM | Travis Neill (Administrator)

    Meeting Recording

    Urine PCR Testing and Diagnosing UTIs: The newest lab is not always better

    This month we delve into PCR testing of urine. Since our goal is to improve patient care, we would not want to use this test if it does not improve patient care. Please join us as well as experts from CDPHE who may also weigh in on the topic.


    Molecular diagnostics UTI 3.5.24.pdf

    Journal Article: 

    New Gold Rush Diagnostics Xu

    Multiplex PCR Based Urinary Tract Infection analysis Compared to Traditional Urine Culture 

    Department of Health Flyers


    Washington state

    CDPHE slides

  • 5 Mar 2024 8:33 AM | Sing Palat (Administrator)


    Tuesday, Mar 5, 12 - 1 pm


    • Partner updates
    • CHCA: Jenny Albertson, NHA, Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs.  CHCA Presentation Slides (Urine drug screening and searching residents!)
    • CDPHE: Chad Fear, Nursing Facilities Section manager

  • 11 Feb 2024 10:54 AM | Sing Palat (Administrator)


    Tuesday, February 6th, 12 - 1 pm


    • Updates
      • Chad Fear, CDPHE
      • Jenny Albertson, CHCA: Slides
    • AMDA Annual Conference March 9-11
      • Registration:
    • Medicare Billing and Coding Update
      • Dr. Charles Crecelius MD PhD FACP CMD: Slides
    • CMDA Annual Conference
      • April 19, 2024
      • Register at CMDA.US

  • 1 Feb 2024 12:30 PM | Travis Neill (Administrator)
    Meeting Recording

    Dr. Mike Towbin discusses hospice issues in LTC and Dr. Karl Steinberg discusses issues with Advanced Care Directives

    Hospice, SNFs and cms regs.pptx

    POLST-MOST for CO Geriatrics Journal Club 02-2024.pptx

  • 4 Jan 2024 4:49 AM | Travis Neill (Administrator)
    Meeting Recording

    LTC Pearls from A to Z start with Dr. Gahm presenting on the letter A: Allergy, Asthma, and Anticholinergic Medications, Appetite Stimulants, and Aspirin for prevention in heart disease

    2024 LTC Pearls from A to Z.pdf

    1 Magellan Anticholinergic Risk Scale.pdf

    2 VB Megace Policy 24.pdf

    3 Megace Increases Fat _ Decreases Muscle JAGS.pdf

    4 Megace Mortality AJGeRx.pdf

    5 Remeron and Megace.pdf

    6 Weight Loss and Remeron.pdf

  • 27 Dec 2023 11:28 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)
    Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, 12 - 1 pm
    Medical Aid in Dying (MAID): Medical, Legal & Ethical Issues
    Alan C. Horowitz, Esq., RN, Of Counsel, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
    Medical Director Features
    Senate Bill 23-031 Geri Care Everywhere: Cari Levy MD PhD CMD, Head, Division of Geriatric Medicine, CU Anschutz
    Decolonization in Nursing Homes - An article in NEJM: Shelley Kon MD, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center
    C.R.A.B. Outbreak - A medical director's experience: Fatima Bernard MD CMD, President, Mountain West Society for PALTC
    Community partner updates for CMDA
    CHCA: Jenny Albertson, NHA, Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
    CDPHE: Chad Fear, Nursing Facilities Section manager
  • 7 Nov 2023 11:21 PM | Sing Palat (Administrator)


    Meeting Recording

    Tuesday, November 7th, 12 - 1 pm

    • Community Updates
      • Chad Fear, Nursing Facilities Section Manager, CDPHE
      • Telligen - Mariah Payne
    • Provider Responsibilities for Involuntary Discharges from long term care facilities
      • Jenny Albertson, NHA, QCP, Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, CHCA
    • Fall Virus Updates
      • Greg Gahm, MD - Vivage Beecan
    • Hold Parameters in LTC
      • Rebecca Jackson, DO

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