• 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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Advanced Practice Nurses Play Key Role in Reducing Hospitalizations, Improving Resident Care

Researchers from the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing are continuing to see success in their work to improve quality of care in nursing homes.

In 2016, a federal report found the Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI) reduced potentially avoidable hospitalizations 48% and reduced hospitalizations from all causes 33%.

This reduced total Medicare expenses $1,376 per person, saving 33% of the costs of all-cause hospitalizations and 40% of potentially avoidable hospitalizations.

Launched in 2012, MOQI is a partnership among MU, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and state Medicaid programs initiated to improve care at 40 nursing facilities in the St. Louis area.

Based on MOQI’s latest results, it is estimated that if APRNs were able to work in each one of Missouri’s 500 nursing homes, Medicare costs for the more than 39,000 nursing home residents would be reduced by approximately $53.9 million each year.

Overall, the report on MOQI’s progress found evidence of the initiative’s effectiveness in reducing hospital inpatient admissions, emergency room visits, and hospitalization-related Medicare expenses. The second phase of the initiative is now underway, with researchers looking to help other nursing homes in Missouri and other states implement the successful program.

View the final report.

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