• 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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Conference Presentations and Other Education Activities Planned

by Melodee Harris

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Special Interest Group (GPN SIG) has a very passionate, active membership. Participation is consistent and passionate in the care of older adults!

So far in 2018, the GPN SIG has submitted an abstract and it was accepted for a Pre-Conference Workshop at the 2018 GAPNA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The topic is “Psychosis and Older Adults: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management.”

In addition, members are writing a manuscript and newsletter submissions to go along with the conference presentation. The theme this year is on Psychosis in Older Adults.

Members of the GPN SIG are joining with the Veterans SIG to present a General Session on “Preventing Suicide in Older Adults.”

Several members are involved in the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Gerontological Nursing. Members of the GAPNA SIG are also very interested in the opioid crisis and how this impacts older adults.

Several members plan to submit an abstract for a poster presentation for the 2018 GAPNA Annual Conference on the opioid crisis.

In addition, the GPN SIG is represented on the Palliative Nursing Summit’s Pain Initiative project.

Please join our friendly, active group in caring for older adults!

Melodee Harris, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC

It's easier than ever to sign up. Fill out the Committee/SIG Commitment to Serve Form online!

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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