• 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!

  • 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.

    Find out about it!

  • 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!

  • 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!

Safety Primer Examines Impact of Patient Errors, Adverse Events on Clinicians

Involvement in medical errors and adverse events can take a significant toll on clinicians, with as many as half of all clinicians estimated to be involved in a serious adverse event at least once during their career, according to a new primer posted on Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Patient Safety Network.

The primer, “Support for Clinicians Involved in Errors and Adverse Events (Second Victims),” addresses clinician responses to their involvement in errors and adverse events while offering resources to respond to such events.

When a medical error or patient harm occurs, the first priority is to attend to the patient and family members.

However, damage from errors and adverse events can occur at three levels: patient, clinician, and health care organization. The primer describes six stages of recovery for clinicians following an adverse event. This distress is known as the “second victim” phenomenon, a term coined by patient safety expert Albert Wu, MD, MPH, to express how clinicians themselves feel wounded by the event.

Read the new primer.

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