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    38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

    Earn up to 22 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

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  • 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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    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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Better Patient Care Seen in Magnet® Hospitals

Hospital executives pursue external recognition to improve market share and demonstrate institutional commitment to quality of care.

The Magnet Recognition Program® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center identifies hospitals that epitomize nursing excellence, but it is not clear receiving Magnet recognition improves patient outcomes.

Using Medicare data on patients hospitalized for coronary artery bypass graft surgery, colectomy, or lower-extremity bypass in 1998-2010, rates of risk-adjusted 30-day mortality and failure to rescue were compared between Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals matched on hospital characteristics.

Surgical patients treated in Magnet hospitals, compared to those treated in non-Magnet hospitals, were 7.7% less likely to die within 30 days and 8.6% less likely to die after a postoperative complication.

Across the 13-year study period, patient outcomes were significantly better in Magnet hospitals than in non-Magnet hospitals.

However, outcomes did not improve for hospitals after they received Magnet recognition, which suggests the Magnet program recognizes existing excellence and does not lead to additional improvements in surgical outcomes.

Read the article on PubMed.

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