Managing Family Expectations in Antibiotic Reduction

Managing Family Expectations in Antibiotic Reduction

The old saying ‘communication is key’ applies to all situations, especially healthcare. Furthermore, communicating to residents and their families about antibiotic reduction can sometimes be a hard task. Any action taken to improve antibiotic use is...
February Is Heart Healthy Month

February Is Heart Healthy Month

Approximately every 40 seconds, an American will have a heart attack. About 790,000 people in the United States have heart attacks each year. Of those, about 114,000 will die¹. February is known as the month of love. However, individuals are not fully aware of how...
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...
Spread the Awareness: #FightFlu

Spread the Awareness: #FightFlu

According to the most recent FluView report, seasonal influenza activity is increasing in the United States; several flu activity indicators were higher than what has previously been seen in recent years. However, the proportion of people seeing their healthcare...
Inspire Employees; Make Wellness Your Business

Inspire Employees; Make Wellness Your Business

Healthcare providers and their teams serve and treat patients on a daily basis. However, healthcare professionals may suffer from chronic diseases,  i.e., diabetes, flu and other health conditions themselves. With workers in America today spending more than one-third...
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...
Building a Strong Vaccine Referral for All

Building a Strong Vaccine Referral for All

  August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), encouraging the importance of vaccines for people of all ages. NIAM collaborates with the CDC to assist in the communication regarding vaccines for various audiences; this week, August 7-13, the focus is...
Resident Pain Reduction: A Commitment to Care

Resident Pain Reduction: A Commitment to Care

More than 1 million Americans live in nursing homes across the nation. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network unites nursing homes in a collaborative structure to share tools, knowledge and experiences for improving resident safety and clinical processes and reducing...
Join Now: A Commitment to Antibiotic Stewardship

Join Now: A Commitment to Antibiotic Stewardship

  Antibiotic resistance is a critical concern. Every day, thousands of Americans are impacted by the improper use of antibiotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to...