• 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

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

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

MCM Education

MCM Education is a full-service health care communications company that has built its reputation on a foundation of integrity, innovation and excellence.

MCM Education is able to provide comprehensive educational support including: publishing, computer-based education, meeting management, audio and video production, and distance learning. GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer a series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members.

Programs Offered

Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults

(Added June 2019)

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.

Nonmotor symptoms include autonomic, olfactory, or cognitive dysfunction, as well as neuropsychiatric symptoms, including psychosis with hallucinations and delusions. Symptoms of PD can be more severe in people whose disease onset occurs at an older age. This multidisciplinary activity will examine evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of the motor and neuropsychiatric signs and symptoms of PD in older adults.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased knowledge and competence in diagnosis and staging of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans that optimally manage symptoms, decrease motor fluctuations in OFF periods, reduce the incidence of dyskinesia, and maximize patient functionality and quality of life.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Today and Tomorrow: Optimal Treatment and Collaborative Care

(Added March 2019)

What are the state-of-the-art strategies for managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Discuss currently-available agents for the management of the cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Develop strategies for managing agitation and depression in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Describe agents in late-stage development for the prevention and management of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Incorporate collaborative care strategies to create a management plan for patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

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