• 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. "Vaccinations and Healthy Aging: Protecting Your Older Patients From Shingles" is the latest program offered.

    In this live webinar, expert faculty expert faculty discuss how important it is to prevent shingles in older patients.

    Find out about it!

  • 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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Post-Discharge Care

Asking Heart Attack Patients About Post-Discharge Care Helps Reduce Follow-Up ED Visits

Older heart attack patients who were asked whether they had help at home before being discharged from the hospital were significantly less likely to make a subsequent emergency department visit, according to new research.

Transitions from hospital to home are high-risk events, especially for older patients. Researchers studied responses from more than 2,100 patients aged 75 and older to questions from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.

Patients who said they were asked whether they had sufficient help at home were significantly less likely to use the emergency department within 30 days of discharge.

Access the abstract.