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.