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

    "Sleep Disturbances in Dementia"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2019 Annual Conference)


    For September/October 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • 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 on September 30, 2020  at 3:00 PM, US Eastern, expert faculty expert faculty discuss how important it is to prevent shingles in older patients.

    Find out about it!

  • CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    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.

    View resources

     

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Workshop Preview

Pre-Conference Workshops and Special Opioid Session Slated

Four pre-conference workshops will provide comprehensive updates of key issues in gerontological nursing practice at the 2019 GAPNA Annual Conference, including:

  • ICAMP: Immunization Champions, Advocates, and Mentors Program. This session will discuss the ICAMP Academy developed by the Gerontological Society of America to equip healthcare providers to champion adult immunization practices that improve public health and the quality of care for the people they serve.
  • Dementia Care Specialist Clinical Skills Training. This session will focus on training advanced practice nurses as dementia care specialists. These validated tools will help support a clinical understanding of person-centered care, including caregiver needs to formulate a comprehensive dementia care plan.
  • House Calls: APNs Navigating Challenges and Implementing Solutions. This session will expose learners to the successes and failures in NP-driven practices.
  • Pharmacology: Diabetes and Antimicrobials. Part 1 of this workshop will discuss recommendations for pharmacologic management of diabetes in the older adult population. Part 2 of this workshop will discuss how a major benefit of antibiotic stewardship programs is to reduce potential harm to nursing home residents and how a successful antibiotic stewardship program should optimize antibiotic use.

In addition, a special evening session, Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits, will address assessing patients in pain, creating a pain treatment plan, initiating opioid therapy, managing patients on opioid analgesics, educating patients and caregivers, and understanding opioid use disorder.

Register (below) for these in-depth educational sessions to make the most of your GAPNA Annual Conference experience!!

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

Register today!