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December 13th, 2009

Contact: Anna Schoner, American Holistic Nurses Association, advertise@ahna.org, (800) 278-2462 Ext. 19

The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Receives the Hartford Institute Web Award for Geriatric Excellence

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing is proud to announce a new award sponsored by the REASN (Resourcefully Enhancing Aging in Specialty Nursing) initiative. REASN, a 4-year initiative, seeks a comprehensive response among nursing specialties to support evidence-based best practices in care of older adults in hospitals, home care and institutional long-term care settings.

The Hartford Institute Web Award for Geriatric Excellence recognizes associations who have consistently taken on the commitment to include a geriatric presence, including resources, on their association Web sites.

The two recipients of The Hartford Institute Web Award for Geriatric Excellence are:

                The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA),
               www.ahna.org/Resources/tabid/4898/Default.aspx
                                              
                                                 and the


                Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA),
                http://www.pcna.net/national/geriatric/index.php

Criteria used to determine the aware recipients were: 1. accessibility to geriatric content, 2. integration of content into association Web site/ design 3. navigation and links, and 4. ease of use.

The American Holistic Nurses Association’s Geriatric Holistic Care Resource Center was created in order to prepare holistic nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to care for older adults.   Since 2003 AHNA has partnered as a web fellow with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University's College of Nursing.

Carla Mariano RN, EdD, AHN-BC, FAAIM and Geriatric Nursing Specialist, says that, “AHNA is in the forefront of geriatric care in this endeavor to supply AHNA members with accurate information pertaining to holistic care of the older adult.” The AHNA site offers the following resources:  Geriatric Care Publications & News, Helpful Links & Resources, Geriatric Care Book Reviews, information about the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and Geriatric Care Education such as AHNA’s Nurse Competence in Aging CNE Modules.

Founded in 1981, AHNA is a non-profit membership association for nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals.  AHNA is the definitive voice for holistic nursing, and promotes the education of nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public in all aspects of holistic caring and healing. Holistic nursing is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with defined scope and standards of practice. Visit www.ahna.org for more information.


 
 


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