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Be Antibiotics Aware – Resources Available

New Resources Amplify Be Antibiotics Aware message, Raise Awareness About Appropriate Antibiotic Use  Exciting, colorful and interactive, the CDC's new video & animated icons bring the Be Antibiotics Aware message to life! Add these digital resources to your...

Improving Antibiotic Use: Be Antibiotics Aware

Improving Antibiotic Use: Be Antibiotics Aware

  As we head into the holiday season, we’re reminiscing on the exciting events of 2017 and anticipating what’s to come in the new year. Throughout this year, we’ve enjoyed engaging with our valued stakeholders. We continue to be inspired by the great work, dedication...

Seasons Greetings – Tips and Resources

Seasons Greetings – Tips and Resources

Our favorite season is finally here! Now is the time to enjoy time with family and friends, be grateful and reflect on what’s important in your life. While the holiday season brings joy to many, often we forget the importance of safety and health. Proper planning and...

Antibiotic Stewardship: Provider Highlight and Available Toolkit

Antibiotic Stewardship: Provider Highlight and Available Toolkit

In honor of U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 13-19, Great Plains QIN would like to highlight Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, located in Chanute, Kansas. The team at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center joined the Great Plains QIN Antibiotic...

Antibiotic Stewardship: A Community Effort

Antibiotic Stewardship: A Community Effort

If you search the term, “stewardship” online, you will find a definition that states, “the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property”. When we think of antibiotic stewardship, we often assume the obligation is in the hands of...

Be an Informed Patient about Antibiotic Use

Be an Informed Patient about Antibiotic Use

Healthcare was revolutionized by the discovery of antibiotics in the early 20th century. While antibiotics save millions of lives each year, the rise of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains is posing a serious threat and has become a national healthcare priority. It...

A Healthcare Professional’s Role in Antibiotic Stewardship

A Healthcare Professional’s Role in Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern and serious health threat – locally, nationally and globally. Past reports suggested that in the United States, more than two million people are sickened every year with antibiotic-resistant infections, with at least 23,000...

Get Involved: Check Your Meds Day – October 21

Get Involved: Check Your Meds Day – October 21

“Check Your Meds Day” is scheduled for October 21, 2017. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is asking pharmacies across the country, including its 22,000 members, to host a Check Your Meds Day event. As part of the campaign, individuals are invited...

Join APIC’s Antibiotic Resistant Thunderclap

Join APIC’s Antibiotic Resistant Thunderclap

The World Health Organization has declared antibiotic resistance as one of the biggest global health issues facing the world today. A growing list of infections are becoming harder to treat as antibiotics become less effective. Objectives of national efforts include:...

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Register Now One of the multitude of contributing factors to the opioid epidemic is highly variable pain treatment practices between healthcare providers. Efforts are being made nationally and at organizational levels to provide more consistent[...]
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Register Now   Join staff from Great Plains Quality Innovation Network as we host our Community Antibiotic Stewardship Hot Topic: Urinary Tract Infections in Post-Acute Patients and Long-Term Care Residents. During this call, there will[...]
Jan 29 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
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