• Clinical Care OptionsNew for GAPNA members: Clinical Care Options

    GAPNA has partnered with a Clinical Care Options to offer an ongoing series of free CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Vaccinations and Healthy Aging: Protecting Your Older Patients From Shingles" is the latest program offered.

    In this live webinar, expert faculty expert faculty discuss how important it is to prevent shingles in older patients.

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    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

    "Facing Forward: Providing Home-based Primary Care during COVID 19"

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Acute Care

New Members Welcome

by Michele H. Talley

The increasing number of older Americans requiring health care necessitates more advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who focus on providing care for our geriatric population.

In response, the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) was formed. GAPNA is an organization dedicated to promoting professional development and providing top-quality education for advanced practice nurses for our aging population.

Within GAPNA, many special interest groups (SIGs) exist with specific foci to delight their members. One such SIG, Acute Care, was formed in 2017 to assist APRNs and educators in caring for the acute care needs of the geriatric population. Members meet each month virtually.

At the GAPNA Annual Conference the group meets in person to determine the strategic goals for the next year.

This past year the Acute Care SIG authored the first edition of Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care.

We have many exciting things planned and look forward to the addition of more enthusiastic members in the coming year, so please spread the word!

Michele H. Talley, PhD, ACNP-BC

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during GAPNA’s Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2018 by checking out all the things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun.

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