• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


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  • W A N T E D   G A P N A   L E A D E R S!
    Call for Nominations!

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2020-21 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by March 22, 2020!

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult. Deadline March 15, 2020.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

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

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

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House Calls

Brainstorming and Troubleshooting House Call Challenges

By Rachel Zimmer

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
– Leo F. Buscaglia

The House Calls Special Interest Group (SIG) has a busy year planned for 2020! In 2019, the SIG produced a 10-minute introduction video and wants to build on this by putting together a House Calls Toolkit to further contribute to house call education.

The overarching goals for the House Call SIG in 2020 include developing a group presentation for the upcoming GAPNA Annual Conference, developing a House Calls Toolkit in collaboration with the GAPNA Education Committee, and start group think sessions to help NPs troubleshoot and brainstorm around challenging situations they face in their own practice (see below for the guide).

House Calls Brainstorming and Troubleshooting Guide
Please use this guide to help you put your thoughts on paper. We will use this during the call to help you work through your house call challenge and group think. Feel free to contact Rachel Zimmer at R.Zimmer@wakehealth.edu with any responses.

Brief Description of House Call Practice

Brief Overview of the Problem/Challenge
Strategies Already Tried
Specific Questions for the Group

Brainstorming Ideas/Resources
As a growing group, the House Calls SIG is proud to continue with leadership succession but is grateful to those who paved the way. The SIG acknowledges past chairs Deborah Wolff-Baker, Phyllis Atkinson, Helen Horvath, and Ron Ordona for their early contributions to the development and growth of the House Calls SIG.

Rachel Zimmer, AGPCNP-C, DNP
Chair, House Calls

Join your friends in Honolulu, Hawaii at the 2020 GAPNA Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults Conference on April 14-18, 2020.

Learn more and register today!