• 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)


    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

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

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!