• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 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...

    Find out about it!

  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

  • Poster PresentationONLINE NOW:

    2019 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

    Note the latest trends in the care, education, and research of the older adult population.


    View the 2019 Poster Presentations from the Annual Conference!

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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