• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

    Find out about it!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Practice Toolkits

Toolkit Helps Health Care Organizations and Providers Communicate with Patients and Families When Harm Occurs

A new online toolkit from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is designed to help hospital and health system leaders and clinicians communicate accurately and openly with patients and their families when something goes wrong with their care.

The toolkit will help expand use of an AHRQ-developed communication and resolution process called Communication and Optimal Resolution, or CANDOR, which gives hospitals and health systems the tools to respond immediately when a patient is harmed and to promote candid, empathetic communication and timely resolution for patients and caregivers.

The toolkit, which includes facilitator notes, slides, and online videos, enables health care organizations to make care safer by implementing the CANDOR process to encourage proactive, open communication with patients and their families when harm occurs. Get toolkit.

AHRQ Tool Helps Improve Pressure Ulcer Healing in Nursing Homes with Electronic Medical Records

A new online resource, AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Pressure Ulcer Healing, will help nursing homes use electronic medical records to effectively monitor and manage residents’ pressure ulcers.

The program uses the On-Time Pressure Ulcer Assessment system to provide a set of structured, standardized data elements for comprehensive documentation of pressure ulcer characteristics as well as treatments and interventions.

The assessment tool guides clinicians in systematically assessing residents with pressure ulcers and thus helps less-experienced clinicians assess and care for these residents. The tool also serves experienced clinicians in their pressure ulcer management practice. Get toolkit.