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Infection Prevention and Control Tools

Infection Prevention and Control Tools

  The basic elements of an infection prevention program are designed to prevent the spread of infection in healthcare settings. When these elements are present and practiced consistently, the risk of infection among patients and healthcare personnel is reduced....

Toolkit to Promote Safe Surgery

Toolkit to Promote Safe Surgery

AHRQ’s new Toolkit To Promote Safe Surgery helps hospitals reduce Surgical Site Infections (SSIs). Based on the experiences of frontline providers in approximately 200 hospitals that participated in a national implementation project and successfully reduced SSIs, the...

Simple Steps Can Help Prevent Colds, Flu and Other Infections

Simple Steps Can Help Prevent Colds, Flu and Other Infections

Winter is upon us and bacterial and viral infections are in the air. To help prevent individuals from staying home from work or co-workers from getting sick, wash your hands regularly! Simple right? These simple hand-washing reminders are great ideas you can implement...

Get Ahead of Sepsis. Time Matters.

Get Ahead of Sepsis. Time Matters.

September is Sepsis Awareness Month On August 31, the CDC launched Get Ahead of Sepsis, an educational initiative that emphasizes the importance of sepsis early recognition and timely treatment, as well as the importance of preventing infections that could lead to...

APIC Training Offered in Kansas

APIC Training Offered in Kansas

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is partnering with nursing homes across the region to prepare them for future quality reporting requirements, improve infection control practices and improve resident outcomes. The Association for Professionals in...

Study Finds Deadly C. diff Infections Are On the Rise

Study Finds Deadly C. diff Infections Are On the Rise

Intestinal infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile — widely known as C. diff — is the most frequent healthcare-linked infection in the country. C.diff infections now afflict about a half million Americans each year, causing more than 29,000 deaths and...

NEW Hand Hygiene Education Course – Free CE Credits

NEW Hand Hygiene Education Course – Free CE Credits

As part of the Clean Hands Count campaign, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new hand hygiene education course: Hand Hygiene, Glove Use, and Preventing Transmission of C. difficile. This online course offers free Continuing Education...

Balancing Patient-Centered Care with Healthcare Costs

Balancing Patient-Centered Care with Healthcare Costs

Healthcare professionals face the challenges of promoting prevention in an acute care and treatment culture, while also navigating the change to value-based payment. In addition, patient satisfaction and the resulting health outcomes impact the healthcare...

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Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
  Submit a Presentation   Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska seeks your participation during the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a community to[...]
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Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
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[...]
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Presentation Overview Join this exciting webinar, where nursing home leaders share strategies to boost staff empowerment, increase ownership and accountability, engage staff in quality improvement and promote retention of quality staff. Discover how staff[...]
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx Virtual Training
Register Now   All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers, participating in the MIPS program, are invited to join our Office Hour call. Office Hours is an open discussion format for participants to seek[...]
Feb 6 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
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[...]
Jan 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx Virtual Training
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
Register Now Nonpharmacologic therapies have become a vital part of managing chronic pain. This webinar will focus on the non-pharmacologic options available including mindfulness and meditation, yoga and exercise, anti-inflammatory foods, emotional triggers, sleep and[...]
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Join experts from the American Medical Association (AMA) to learn how AMA’s extensive, evidence-based resources can lead to better health, better care and lower costs. The AMA has put together 50 free online[...]
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WebEx
Sepsis Matters!! Early Recognition and Management for Nursing Home and Home Health Providers  This event will provide knowledge on why early recognition and management of sepsis are important and how to accomplish it. Presenter: Teresa[...]
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Register Now By attending this WebEx, participants will improve their knowledge of the components of an infection prevention program, including but not limited to risk assessment, surveillance, data collection and reporting in the home[...]
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx Virtual Training
Register Now   All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers, participating in the MIPS program, are invited to join our Office Hour call. Office Hours is an open discussion format for participants to seek[...]