• 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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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.”

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