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Acute Care

Recruitment, Presentations, and Resource Guide Planned

The Acute Care Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on older adults in acute care situations.

We continue to discuss innovative ways to reach out for additional recruitment. Our plans include booth exchanges at various conferences in the upcoming year (e.g., NACNS, Barkley’s Acute Care, Emergency Nurses Association).

We are working on a proposal for the board to review in support of our members for these exchanges. Several Acute Care SIG members presented at the GAPNA Annual Conference in October 2019. We look forward to additional presentations at the 2020 Annual Conference and are discussing additional topics of interest for the conference. We are actively seeking individuals who can bring their expertise to these discussions.

Work continues on Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings resource guide. We hope to complete revisions, updates, evaluations, and confirmations of the resources for a January 2021 publication.

The preface from the guide states:

The Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings (“Acute Care Resource Guide”) is designed to make geriatric and gerontological content easily accessible to those caring for older adults in higher acuity care settings. It is designed with APRN students, preceptors, clinicians, and educators in mind, and to provide a single portal to comprehensive resources. This Acute Care Resource Guide is alphabetically organized by acute and emergent care topics, and includes links to websites and videos available publicly. Some of these resources may require a log-in and/or a nominal fee for access. The Acute Care Resource Guide was developed by a group of APRNs who specialize in the care of older adults in acute and emergent care settings, with the goal to improve the quality of healthcare delivery to older, acutely ill adults. Resources are primarily from open sources, professional organizations, and universities. Rather than an exhaustive list of topics, the Acute Care Resource Guide focuses on common acute and emergent issues among older adults. (GAPNA, 2018).

Future plans include increasing membership, conference presentations, booth exchanges, and publication of the resource guide.


  • Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). (2018). Gerontological resources for APRN preceptors and students (6th ed.).

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