Select posters from the most recent GAPNA Annual Conference are available for viewing in PDF format below.

These poster presentations will remain available online until the next Annual Conference.


2021 GAPNA Annual Conference Poster Listing

P01: Using Simulation and Competency Assessment to Decrease Inappropriate Referrals to a Comprehensive Vascular Access Team
Somali Nguyen, DNP, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Instructor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

P02: COVID-19 Social Isolation Effects on Advance Care Planning and Hospitalizations in Long-Term Care
Cynthia Jacobs, AAPRN, AGNP-C, Nurse Practitioner, Optum/UHC, Oldsmar/Tampa, FL
Elizabeth Vandevelde, ANP-C, Clinical Service Manager/ARNP, UHC/Optum, Oldsmar, FL

P03: Documenting a Collaborative, Multimodal, Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan between Collaborating Clinicians to Share Treatment Practices to Establish Future Best Practice Guidelines for Pyoderma Grangrenosum: Case Study
Ruth Ann Pendergrast, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-C, Ostomy Nurse Practitioner, Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, MI

P04: Implementing American College of Cardiology Recommendations to Improve Cardiovascular Health Using a Client-Centered Approach
Lisa Marie McCusker, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Advanced Practice Clinician Team Lead, United Healthcare/Optum, Tuscon, AZ
Kimberly Couch, DNP, CNM, FNP-BC, Clinical Faculty, Frontier Nursing University, Clearfield, KY

P05: Screening for Inappropriate Polypharmacy Using the Screening Tool of Older Persons’ Prescriptions with Assisted Living Residents
Jessica Smith, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, Registered Nurse, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD

P06: Examining Loneliness, Sleep, and Quality of Life in Elderly Hospitalized Patients Requiring Skilled Care Through the Lens of COVID-19
Hector Castillo, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

P07: Improving Detection of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Lindsay Howard, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Foothill Cardiology Medical Group, Pasadena, CA
Madeleine Oster, MSN, MBA, AGPCNP-BC, CCDS, Nurse Practitioner, Stanford Healthcare, Palo Alto, CA
Michele Talley, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, UAB School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL
Joshua Thornsberry, MSN, ANP-BC, Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner, Wellstar Health System, Marietta, GA

P08: Assessing Risk for Elder Abuse Using Decision Matrix for Elder Safety Tool
Natalie Baker, DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, GS-C, FAANP, Associate Professor, UAB School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL

P09: Adopting the 4Ms at a Geriatric Clinic
Maureen Beck, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX

P10: Enhancing Primary Care Clinic Staff’s Skills to Promote Patient Medication Adherence
Valerie Gruss, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, FAAN, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

P11: Improving the Quality of Care of Older Adults through Self-Efficacy: A Pilot Study
Natalie Baker, DNP, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, GS-C, FAANP, Associate Professor, UAB School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL
Kala Blakely, DNP, CRNP, NP-C, CNE, Assistant Professor, UAB School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL

P12: Impact of Urinary Incontinence in the Long-Term Care Setting: A View from Directors of Nursing
Diane K. Newman, DNP, ANP-BC, Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

P13: Current Science on Alzheimer’s Disease
Ann Kriebel-Gasparro, DrNP, CRNP, FNP, GNP, Faculty, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

P14: Guidelines for Vaccinations in Older Adults in Various Settings
Ann Kriebel-Gasparro, DrNP, CRNP, FNP, GNP, Faculty, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

P15: Increasing Providers’ Awareness of the Mission Act of 2018’s Impact on Veteran’s Care
Ladsine Taylor, MSN, GNP-BC, CDP, Gerontological Nurse Practitioner/Dementia Practitioner, Community Living Center (CLC), Bill Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, NC
Katherine Voss, AGNP-C, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Falls Clinic Nurse Practitioner, Robley Rex VA Medical Center/Geri-PACT, Louisville, KY

P16: Developing the Gerontological Nursing Competency Questionnaire
David Picella, PhD, FNP, CNS, GS-C, Assistant Professor, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

P17: Pain Management in the Elderly
Renjini Basil, DNP, MSN, FNP-C, APN-C, RN, Nurse Practitioner, United Healthcare, Basking Ridge, NJ

P18: No Heel HAPIs
Frantz Dorestant, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Chief Wound Care Specialist and Co-Chair of Wound Ostomy Continence, Long Island Jewish Firest Hills, Forest Hills, NY

P19: Impact of the Age-Friendly Health System on Patients and Providers at a Geriatric Clinic
Maureen Beck, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX

P20: Increasing Complexity Awareness of Parkinson Disease Psychosis: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosing, and Management
Sharon Bronner, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACHPN, GNP-BC, RYT-200, Adjunct Faculty/Preceptor, Centers Health Care, Bronx, NY
Melodee Harris, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FAAN, Faculty, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Linda Keilman, DNP, MSN, GNP-BC, FAANP, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, College of Nursing, East Lansing, MI

P21: Delirium Screening and Prevention in Older Adult Post-Acute Care Patients
Rebecca Spear, DNP, ARNP, AGNP-C, Nurse Practitioner III, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, CA

P22: Palliative Management of Heart Failure in the Skilled Nursing Facility
Abby LeVasseur, APRN, CNP, ACHNP, Nurse Practitioner, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

P23: Mindfulness Yoga: Alternative Modalities for Anxiety
Sharon Bronner, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACHPN, GNP-BC, RYT-200, Adjunct Faculty/Preceptor, Centers Health Care, Bronx, NY
Barbara Enos, MN, RN, Nursing Instructor, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

P26: The Power of Self-Care
Kelly Richey, Kelly Richey Coaching and Consulting, Cincinnati, OH
Tamara White, CNP-BC, RYT 500, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Tamara White Consulting, Terrace Park, OH

P27: Behavioral Screening Using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire to Assess Appropriateness of Antipsychotic Prescribing Practices in Patients with Dementia
Jeanne Burnkrant, DNP, AGNP-BC, Senior Instructor, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

P28: Perceptions of a Food Prescription Program
Rachel Zimmer, DNP, AGPCNP-C, Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC

P29: NP Awareness of Bi-Directional Depression–Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Older Adults
Lorraine Novosel, PhD, APRN-CNP, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Scientist I, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

P30: Application of a Researcher-Derived Frailty Index with Existing Electronic Health Record Data in Older Adults Hospitalized with Clostridium Difficile Infection
Anna Boone, PhD, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Cone Health, Reidsville, IL