• 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.

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Lonhala Magnair

Fall Prevention

A Personalized Approach to Reducing Older Adults’ Risks for Fall-Related Injuries

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among older Americans and lead to 3 million emergency department visits every year. New research assessed a personalized approach to reducing older adults’ risks for fall-related injuries in typical primary care settings.

The STRIDE study found that having nurses tailor and administer fall-prevention plans for older adults at high risk resulted in an 8%-10% reduction in serious fall injuries, but this effect was not statistically significant.

Potential barriers to care and other factors that could account for why a more significant reduction in serious fall injuries were not seen when risk-reduction strategies shown to be effective in previous studies were deployed this way in real-world circumstances and settings.

Join your friends at the 2020 Vitrual GAPNA Contemporary Annual Conference on September 24-26, 2020.

Learn more and register today!