• 37th Annual GAPNA Conference

    September 26-29, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

    Earn up to 21.25 CNE contact hours.

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  • Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings ToolkitCareer Center

     
    NEW! The goal of the Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings (“Acute Care Resource Guide”) is to make geriatric and gerontological content easily accessible to those caring for older adults in higher acuity care settings.

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    2017 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

    Note the latest trends in the care, education, and research of the older adult population.

     

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  • The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

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    for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    With over 106+ categories, the short features/articles contain valuable information tailored especially for Gerontological APRN's that will help them with patients, as well as increase their knowledge of this field of nursing. All of the articles directly affect, involve, and impact the elderly.

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

    "Health Care for Veterans: Recognizing Needs and Finding Solutions"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2017 Annual Conference)


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Studies Quantify Increase in Primary Care Services Provided by Nonphysicians

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have increasingly provided primary care treatment services to Medicare patients over the past decade, according to recent studies:

A study by Xue et al. (2017) published in the Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 8(4), 256-263, found primary care provided by physicians alone declined from 86% to 71% from 2008 to 2014. Meanwhile, shared care provided by physicians, NPs, or PAs increased from 12% to 23%. Care from NPs and PAs alone grew from 3% to 6%.

A study Loresto et al. (2017) in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 29(6), 340-347, found a 170% increase in the number of Medicare patients receiving primary care from NPs alone from 2007 to 2013. Authors found no statistical difference in health status among patients treated by NPs alone as compared with physicians.

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