• 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.

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  • 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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Revisions to Health Information Technology Designs Could Help Seniors Prepare for Health Emergencies

Health information technology should be designed to include information about emergency contacts, diagnoses, and advance directives so older adults are better prepared for health emergencies, according to a new study.

Such information could help caregivers, first responders, and next of kin in emergency circumstances. Researchers interviewed 90 older adults about how they manage information about their health.

Researchers found emergency information was often not up to date and not always kept in a readily apparent location.

To learn more, see Turner et al. (2018). Emergency information management needs and practices of older adults: A descriptive study. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 111, 149-158.

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