• 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!

  • W A N T E D   G A P N A   L E A D E R S!
    Call for Nominations!

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2020-21 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by March 22, 2020!

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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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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult. Deadline March 15, 2020.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

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

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Updated AGS Beers Criteria

AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.

The AGS Beers Criteria® includes lists of certain medications worth discussing with health professionals because they may not be the safest or most appropriate options for older adults. These lists are a critical tool for clinical care since older adults are prescribed medication more frequently than any other age group in the U.S.

For 2019, a panel of 13 experts convened by the AGS reviewed more than 1,400 clinical trials and research studies from a pool of more than 17,000 articles published between 2017 and the last AGS Beers Criteria® update in 2015). Across its five lists, the 2019 AGS Beers Criteria® includes:

  • 30 individual medications or medication classes to avoid for most older people.
  • 40 medications/medication classes to use with caution or avoid when living with certain diseases/conditions.
  • Several changes to medications previously identified as potentially inappropriate. Twenty-five medications or medication classes were dropped outright from the last update to the AGS Beers Criteria®, while several others were moved to new categories or had guidance revised.

View the press release that provides additional information, as well as links to the AGS Beers Criteria® publications in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019