March 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/North Dakota/Center Timezone
Keri McDermott, BA

Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids is an ongoing and rapidly evolving public health crisis that is affecting our entire country and local communities.

During this webinar, Kate LaFollette, RN and Program Specialist at Telligen will discuss the community’s role in opioids and adverse drug events. Join us for this timely webinar to learn ways your organization can use data to develop an action plan based in quality improvement.


Upon completion of this WebEx, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the OIG (Office of Inspector General) report on Adverse Events in Skilled Nursing Facilities and its findings
  • Review available data and statistics to understand the scope of the issues
  • Use shared information to develop an action plan and begin improvements

Target Audience:

This presentation is directed to all healthcare providers concerned with the opioid epidemic and more specifically for those in the long-term care setting.


Kate LaFollette, RN, Program Specialist

Kate received her diploma from Iowa Methodist School of Nursing.  During her 24 years as a nurse, she has worked in skilled care, adult med/surg, clinic setting and as a director of quality.  Her work with Telligen QIN-QIO has been focused on improving care transitions to and from all settings, community coalition building, and supporting QAPI efforts in Long Term Care.  She is a Master Trainer for TeamSTEPPS.

Participation Details:

Pre-registration is not required.

To Participate:
Please join 15 minutes prior to the start time.
1. Visit https://qualitynet.webex.com
2. Locate the event, click “Join”
3. Enter your name and email address as prompted.
4. Enter the password: Opioid
5. (The automatic system set-up should start. If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a few minutes to complete.)
6. Call: 1-888-896-0862; Access code: 46395635

If you have trouble accessing the web portion of this meeting, please call: Ventech Solutions WebEx Helpline at (571) 347-7400; Ext. 390

Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.