• 37th Annual GAPNA Conference

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

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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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2017 Poster Presentations

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E1: Develop a Nurse Practitioner Residency Program in LTC
Casey V. Fowler, DNP, MSN, NP-C, ARNP, RN, Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Advisor, Optum, Spokane, WA

E2: SAFE: Stroke Awareness for Elders - A Community Health Education Program for Urban Spanish-Speaking Older Adults
Cindy Nissen, MSN, APN, CNS, CWCN, Practitioner Teacher, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

E3: Integrating Telehealth into the Graduate Nursing Curriculum: A Simulation Experience
George Byron Peraza-Smith, DNP, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-C, CNE, Associate Dean/MSN Program Director, United States University, San Diego, CA
Teresa Kiresuk, DNP, AGPCNP-C, Assistant Professor, United States University, San Diego, CA

E4: Communication Strategies for Goals of Care Discussions: "What's in Your Tool Box?"
Diane Boyle, MBA, APN, ACHPN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Chicago, IL
Jean M. Mau, DNP, MSN, ACNS-BC, CHFN, Advanced Practice Nurse, Population-Based Heart Failure, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

E5: Touchscreen Kiosk for a Geriatric Outpatient Clinic
Maureen S. Beck, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Health McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX

E6: Gawande's "Being Mortal": Utilizing Popular Literature to Teach Students End-of-Life Planning
Sara McCumber, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, CNS, Associate Professor, Graduate Nursing, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

E7: Advancing Excellence in the Geropsychiatric Nursing Subspecialty: GAPNA GPN Position Paper
Sharon Bronner, DNP, MSN, GNP-BC, ACHPN, Clinical Services Manager, OptumCare, New York, NY
Melodee Harris, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, UAMS, Little Rock, AR
Linda J. Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Nursing, East Lansing, MI
Karen Devereaux Melillo, PhD, A-GNP-C, FAANP, FGSA; Interim Dean and Professor, Solomont School of Nursing; Director, Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships, College of Health Sciences; University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
George Byron Peraza-Smith, DNP, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-C, CNE, Associate Dean/MSN Program Director, United States University, San Diego, CA
Marcia Walmer, DNP, PMHNP-BC, LCSW, Clinical Faculty, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, Kansas City, MO

E8: Educating Clinical Nurse Specialists in an Online, Interprofessional Course: Use of a Case Study
Barbara E. Harrison, PhD, APRN, FGSA, Associate Professor, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA

Research and Clinical Project Posters

P1: The Community-Dwelling Geriatric Fall Risk Education and Intervention Project
Allison Cahalan, BSN, RN, Registered Nurse, Lakeland Regional Health, Lakeland, FL

P2: Pain Assessment in Older Adults with Cognitive Dysfunction
Karen A. Gilbert, DNP, RN, OCN, Advanced Practice Clinician, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

P3: Palliative Care for High-Risk Geriatric Trauma Patients
Patricia A. Walling, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, Trauma Program Manager, New Jersey Trauma Center, Newark, NJ

P4: Improvements in Self-Efficacy among Heart Failure Patients: A Post-Discharge Telephonic Outpatient Program
Jessica Watson, DNP, BSN, AGPC, RN, Nurse Practitioner, Pleasant Ridge Internal Medicine, Arlington, TX

P5: Patient and Caregiver Perceptions of Care Received in Home-Based Primary Care
Rachel Zimmer, DNP, AGPCNP-C, Instructor and Nurse Practitioner, Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC

P6: Early Identification of Sepsis in Adults in Primary Care: A Pilot Project
Heide L. Chaney, DNPc, BSN, Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Kansas Medical Center School of Nursing, Kansas City, KS

P7: Comprehensive Evaluation of the NP-Led Coordinated Care Program in Post-Acute Care
Amila Tomas, DNPc, BSN, RN, DNP Student, Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL
Marcia Murphy, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA, Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Program, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Lory Arquilla-Maltby, MSN, APN, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Rush Oak Park Hospital, Oak Park, IL

P8: Falls-Related Drugs and Risk of Falls among Older Adults
Shirley Musich, PhD, Research Director, Optum, Ann Arbor, MI

P9: Purpose in Life Impacts Positive Health Outcomes among Older Adults
Shirley Musich, PhD, Research Director, Optum, Ann Arbor, MI

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