• 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:

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Quality Regulation of Nursing Homes Leads to Better Care Quality

According to researchers in a new study, more stringent state regulation leads to better quality for four of seven measures of nursing home quality: certified nursing assistant staffing, licensed practical nurse staffing, risk-adjusted urinary incontinence, and decline in residents' activities of daily living.

Greater regulatory stringency did not affect either high-risk pressure sores or hotel expenditures (linens, laundry, housekeeping, and maintenance), and had a negative impact on registered nurse staffing by leading to fewer RNs.

Based on their cost-effectiveness estimates, researchers suggest increasing the stringency of regulation is an effective policy tool for improving quality in nursing homes. 

For more info, see Mukamel et al. (2012). The effect of state regulatory stringency on nursing home quality. Health Services Research, 47(5), pp. 1791-1813. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6773.2012.01459.x


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