Great Plains QIN Webinar: The ABCs of ADEs | October 18, 2022

Great Plains QIN Webinar: The ABCs of ADEs | October 18, 2022

Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are a large public health problem and a patient safety priority. An ADE is defined as “an injury resulting from the use of a drug. Under this definition, the term ADE includes harm caused by the drug (adverse drug reactions and overdoses)...
Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit I Say Sepsis. Save Lives

Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit I Say Sepsis. Save Lives

One of the most important actions we can do in honor of Sepsis Awareness Month is to educate yourself and others about the different sepsis symptoms so that you know what to look out for. You could potentially save a life! Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and toxic...
Overdose Awareness Week I You Just Might Save A Life

Overdose Awareness Week I You Just Might Save A Life

Did you know that overdose deaths outnumber traffic fatalities in the US? Someone dies every 14 minutes from a drug overdose in this country.¹ The terrifying reality is that addiction can touch anyone, anywhere. During Overdose Awareness Week, we remember the lives...
Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use: The Resident Prioritization Tool Can Help Identify Where to Start

Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use: The Resident Prioritization Tool Can Help Identify Where to Start

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network recently updated its Antipsychotic Reduction Resident Prioritization Tool. This tool is designed to assist an interdisciplinary team to identify where to begin a gradual dose reduction of antipsychotic medications and which...
Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use: The Resident Prioritization Tool Can Help Identify Where to Start

Opioids: Fill with Care | Safety Considerations When Using Opioids

Submitted by: Laura Anderson, Assistant Director of the Behavioral Health Division, ND Department of Human Services We have all heard about the opioid crisis and the impact it is having on our family, friends, businesses and communities. Every aspect of the opioid...
Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis: Connecting the Dots | Great Plains QIN Webinar and Resources

Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis: Connecting the Dots | Great Plains QIN Webinar and Resources

What do antibiotics, immunizations and sepsis have in common and why is it important to “Connect the Dots”? Antibiotics – According to the World Health Organization, antimicrobial resistance is one of the top 10 global public health threats¹ facing humanity....
National Drug Take Back Day | April 30, 2022

Identifying Higher-Volume Antibiotic Outpatient Prescribers Using Publicly Available Data

Peer comparison audit and feedback could result in greater antibiotic prescribing improvements Antibiotic prescribing can result in side effects and contribute to antibiotic resistance, an urgent public health threat. In a recently released MMWR article, Identifying...
Be Antibiotics Aware: Protect your Patients

Be Antibiotics Aware: Protect your Patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging healthcare professionals to prescribe antibiotics only when necessary to help fight antibiotic resistance and the spread of superbugs and to protect their patients from antibiotic-related adverse drug...
Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis: Connecting the Dots | Great Plains QIN Webinar and Resources

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

Hats, mittens, cough drops and Kleenex become common shopping list items as the winter season approaches. Protection against the cold and supplies to fight a cold seem to be connected. Infections are a growing health concern and the Great Plains Quality Innovation...