National Safety Month: Make a Difference

National Safety Month: Make a Difference

June is National Safety Month: Medication safety and falls are two of the more common safety hazards today. Medication Safety Prescription painkiller overdoses are a growing problem in the United States, especially among women. About 60 people die from opioid pain...
The Dangers of Opioids: Accidental Ingestion

The Dangers of Opioids: Accidental Ingestion

In 2000, 14 children in the U.S. under age 5 died after ingesting opioids. By 2015, that number climbed to 51, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These are some of the youngest victims of the nation’s opioid epidemic. The number of children’s...
Great Plains QIN Staff Rockin’ Red

Great Plains QIN Staff Rockin’ Red

In honor of National Wear Red Day and Heart Health Awareness Month, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team members showed their support and ‘rocked’ red on February 3.   This is a good reminder for each of us (and those we love) to Know Your...
Vaccinations Still Remain Important For Older Adults

Vaccinations Still Remain Important For Older Adults

There’s an ongoing public health problem: People once careful about vaccinating their children aren’t nearly as careful about protecting themselves as they age. Diseases such as influenza, pneumonia and shingles are particularly dangerous for older adults. Most...