AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care is strengthening its relationship with the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) to increase quality education and access to resources. “The Society’s and GAPNA’s members already work side-by-side on a daily basis to care for our nation’s most vulnerable populations,” said says Society Executive Director Christopher Laxton, CAE, in AMDA’s announcement of the initiative. It only makes sense that they also learn together and collaborate to address the many challenges facing the field of post-acute and long-term care medicine,”.
As part of the partnership, GAPNA members can join AMDA, attend its annual conference and access all of its educational curriculum resources at a reduced rate. The deal is the latest in AMDA’s movements to widen its historically physician-based membership scope to include all parties in the geriatric and long-term care continuum.
“This partnership allows for deeper engagement among our respective disciplines and an opportunity to optimally influence decisions that affect the care of older adults,” added GAPNA President Katherine Evans, DNP, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAANP. “Working together, we will provide networking opportunities for kindred spirits and offer quality, easily-accessible, evidence-based resources to our members.”
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