• 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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  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2020.

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  • FREE CE for GAPNA MembersFREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Safety and Utility of Cannabis in the Elderly"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


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Healthcare Communication Tips

Ask Questions

Asking questions is key to good communication with a healthcare provider. Be proactive and ask your provider to define words or instructions that may be unclear.

You can also ask about:

  • Medical tests - Before having a medical test, ask your provider to explain why it is important, what it will show, and what it will cost. Also ask how long it takes to get results and how you’ll be notified.
  • A diagnosis - A diagnosis identifies your disease or physical problem based on your symptoms and the results of exams and other tests. Ask the provider to tell you the name of the condition and why he or she thinks you have it. Ask how it may affect you and how long it might last.
  • Your medications - Make sure you know the name of the drug and understand why it has been prescribed for you. Ask the provider to write down how often and for how long you should take it. Make notes about any other special instructions. In form your provider if you are taking other medications, herbs, or supplements, so he or she can prevent harmful drug interactions.

Learn more about things to ask your provider during an appointment.

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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