• 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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  • 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. "Diagnosis, Classification and Treatment of Heart Failure in Older Adults" is the latest program offered.

    In this interactive Webcast, expert faculty review the challenges of managing older adults with HF, including diagnosis, staging, and developing individualized management plans.

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  • GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

    "Facing Forward: Providing Home-based Primary Care during COVID 19"


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SNF Discharges

Skilled Nursing Facility Discharges Associated with Fewer Readmissions for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Among Medicare patients admitted to the hospital with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), those discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) were less likely to be readmitted for treatment for the same infection compared with those discharged to their homes or home health care (Hoffman, 2019).

Researchers reviewed more than 700,000 hospital admissions involving HAIs in 2013 and 2014. About half of these patients were discharged to an SNF, with the rest being discharged to home or home health care.

Patients discharged to a SNF had more accompanying illnesses, but were 38% less likely to be readmitted to the hospital for treatment of their initial infection.

The authors called for research to identify strategies to improve home-based infection care.

Reference:

  • Hoffman, G.J., Min, L.C., Liu, H., Marciniak, D.J., & Mody, L. (2019). Role of post-acute care in readmissions for preexisting healthcare-associated infections. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16208