• 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.


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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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  • 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...

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

    "Dementia Management Update"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For September/October 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Partnership for Patients Outlines Strategies

The Partnership for Patients, launched in April 2011, is a national quality improvement initiative from the Department of Health and Human Services that has set ambitious goals for U.S. providers to improve patient safety and care transitions.

In a recent paper, authors outlined the initiative’s measurement strategy, describing four measurement-related objectives: (a) to track national progress toward the program goals that U.S. hospitals reduce preventable adverse events by 40% and re-admissions by 20%; (b) to support local quality improvement measurement in participating hospitals by providing the appropriate tools, training, and programmatic structure; (c) to obtain feedback on hospital and contractor progress, in close to real time, so the project can be managed effectively; and (d) to evaluate the program’s impact on adverse event and re-admission rates.

To learn more, see Hackbarth et al. (2014). An overview of measurement activities in the partnership for patients. Journal of Patient Safety, 10(3), 124-132. doi:10.1097/PTS.0000000000000071


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