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    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.

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  • 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsGAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    Rescheduled, so you won't miss a thing! Find out what to do next!

    April 20-24, 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

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  • FREE CE for GAPNA MembersFREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Safety and Utility of Cannabis in the Elderly"

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Multicomponent Intervention Programs Are Effective in Preventing Delirium in Older Hospital Patients

Delirium affects between 14% and 56% of older hospitalized patients.

It is linked to increased risk for death, postoperative complications, longer hospital and intensive care unit stays, and functional declines. To lessen or prevent the occurrence of delirium, hospitals have implemented multicomponent interventions.

Most are effective in preventing the onset of delirium in at-risk patients in a hospital setting, according to a systematic review of 19 studies. Evidence from the review was insufficient to determine the benefit of such programs in palliative care or long-term care settings.

In addition, the evidence was insufficient to identify which multicomponent interventions are most beneficial, and the studies do not address the question of which components within a program provided the most benefit for delirium prevention.

To learn more, see Reston & Schoelles. (2013). In-facility delirium prevention programs as a patient safety strategy. A systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine, 158(5, Part 2), 375-380. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-5-201303051-00003

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