• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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    "Decisional Capacity"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


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    38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

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

    Earn up to 22 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

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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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Full Practice Authority

American Academy of Nursing Announces Position Statement on Full Practice Authority for APRNS

The American Academy of Nursing recently announced its position statement that full practice authority for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) is necessary to transform primary care, and that practice restrictions on APRNs should be removed so that they may practice to the full extent of their education and training.

Lack of full practice authority for APRNs is a barrier to the provision of efficient, cost-effective, high-quality, and comprehensive healthcare services for some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations. APRNs are a ready workforce, ideally positioned to improve access to care. However, barriers at the state and national levels continue to prevent APRNs from practicing to the full extent of their capabilities.

In states where APRNs have full practice authority, benefits have been identified that include significantly fewer emergency room visits for nonemergency health care, lower hospitalization rates, and expanded healthcare utilization, particularly among the most vulnerable.

Among the Academy’s recommendations is for Congress to reform the public and private payment systems to allow equitable independent reimbursement for APRNs practicing primary care in all settings, allowing direct remuneration from Medicare, Medicaid, and private payers for the care that is provided by APRNs. In addition, state boards of nursing should remove restrictions for APRNs in all states and federal agencies and clarify credentialing requirements.

The statement was published in the Nursing Outlook, 65(6), 761-765. Read it at http://www.nursingoutlook.org/article/S0029-6554(17)30558-4/fulltext

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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