• 38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

    Earn up to 21 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

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  • 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.

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  • 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:

    "Decisional Capacity"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For July/August 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Ageism

Importance of Understanding Ageism in Medicine

Annals of Long-Term Care has published an article, “Importance of Understanding Ageism in Medicine.” Dr. Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor of medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, interviewed by Judith Graham, imagines a way where “The phases of later life would be mapped and expertise in aging would be valued, not discounted.”

Dr. Aronson notes that changes are happening, “There’s a much larger social conversation around aging than there was five years ago. And that is making its way to the health system.”

For instance, surgeons are thinking more and more about evaluating and preparing older adults before surgery and the different kind of care they need after. “Then you have the age-friendly health system movement, which is unquestionably a step in the right direction.”

Join your friends at the 2019 GAPNA Annual Conference, October 3-5, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV.

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