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    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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Lonhala Magnair

Northern California

Improving Recruitment and Member Engagement

by Madeline Tam Chow

Northern California had a chapter meeting on April 21, 2018, in Sacramento. Sixteen people attended the meeting and three were from Sacramento. We are projecting to hold the chapter meeting in different locations to improve member engagement and attendance.

We welcome our newly elected new board members, President-elect Ron Ordona and Secretary-elect Julie Dutton. Immediate past president is Deborah Wolff-Baker and immediate past secretary is Patty Kenny.

We thank Deborah and Patty for their hard work and contributions; of course, we also would like to have their continuing support for our chapter.

Madeline Chow, NP, DNP, WCC, gave a presentation on palliative wound care. One hour of continuing education for this presentation was granted for the presentation.

There is an ongoing discussion about getting our own chapter BRN provider number for continuing education. Currently, we are using a BRN provider number for continuing education from UCSF or other BRN provider numbers. The board members find it frustrating to obtain permission to use the provider number in a timely fashion, and secondly, there is the cost of paying the provider for each participant’s CE certificate

We have had ongoing discussion about how to improve member recruitment and membership engagement and the membership survey to gather data about members’ characteristics.

Madeline Tam Chow, MSN, FNP-C, GNP

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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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