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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...

Opioid Overuse-Related Hospital Stays Rise in Medicare Population

Opioid Overuse-Related Hospital Stays Rise in Medicare Population

While the opioid epidemic has taken its greatest toll on younger people, a study by the U.S. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project shows that the epidemic has increasingly affected the elderly Medicare population as well. This study found that Medicare beneficiaries...

MMWR: Newly Improved and Redesigned Website

MMWR: Newly Improved and Redesigned Website

  The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR ), often called “the voice of CDC,” is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective and useful public health information and recommendations. Earlier...

New Tool to Evaluate Best Practices Related to High-Alert Medications

New Tool to Evaluate Best Practices Related to High-Alert Medications

High-Alert Medication Safety Self-Assessment The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has introduced a new tool to help hospitals, long-term care facilities and certain outpatient facilities evaluate their best practices related to high-alert medications,...

CDC Launches New Opioid Awareness Campaign

CDC Launches New Opioid Awareness Campaign

"Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths in the United States (U.S.) involve a prescription opioid. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have tripled since 1999 and so have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people have...

Anticoagulants: A Quality Improvement Opportunity

Anticoagulants: A Quality Improvement Opportunity

Anticoagulant drugs maintain a high potential for Adverse Drug Events (ADEs). Every hospital and health system should have a plan for the safe and effective use of antithrombotic medications in their facility. The ASHP Foundation's assessment tool, “Optimizing...

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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[...]