• 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.

     

    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 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...

    Find out about it!

  • 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.

    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!

Medication Safety

A new online patient safety tool is available to help hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient facilities evaluate their best practices related to high-alert medications, identify opportunities for improvement, and track their experiences over time.

Developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), the ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications focuses on general high-alert medications and 11 specific medication categories including opioids, insulin, neuromuscular blocking agents, chemotherapy, and moderate and minimal sedation.

Participants who submit assessment findings to ISMP anonymously via a secure Internet portal can obtain weighted scores to compare with demographically similar organizations.

Participation also can help organizations meet requirements for managing high-alert medications from regulatory and accrediting agencies, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission.

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