• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • Clinical Care OptionsNew for GAPNA members: Clinical Care Options

    GAPNA has partnered with a Clinical Care Options to offer an ongoing series of free CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosis, Classification and Treatment of Heart Failure in Older Adults" is the latest program offered.

    In this interactive Webcast, expert faculty review the challenges of managing older adults with HF, including diagnosis, staging, and developing individualized management plans.

    Find out about it!

  • GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

    "Facing Forward: Providing Home-based Primary Care during COVID 19"


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Cross Cultural Care

Providing Resources for Culturally Competent Health Care

by Kate Aldrich

The primary goal the Cross Cultural Care SIG is to inform GAPNA membership of the unique needs of different cultural groups.

The details include the following:

  • Identify healthcare issues relevant to older adults in culturally diverse communities.
  • Describe universalities, disparities, challenges, and barriers to providing culturally competent health care by APRNs to older adults and families of diverse groups.
  • Provide educational programs and informational resources for APRNs in clinical practice settings relevant to providing culturally competent health care to older adults and their families in diverse communities.

To that end, we have presented sessions at the GAPNA Annual Conference for the past five years, first as the LGBTQ focus group, and for the last two years as a SIG.

This year we are taking a break and looking into issues surrounding homeless elders.

We are working on an article to expand on the needs of older adults with lifelong intellectual and developmental disabilities in response to some of the comments from our presentation last fall.

Kate Aldrich, PhD, NP, APRN-BC
kaldrich@sonic.net

View the GAPNA Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during GAPNA’s Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2018 by checking out all the things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun.

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