GPQIN LAN Event: The Faces of Opioids in South Dakota | February 21, 2023

GPQIN LAN Event: The Faces of Opioids in South Dakota | February 21, 2023

The team from the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) will discuss Medicated Assisted Treatment, stigma, resources and motivational interviewing. This Webinar will help you better understand what is available for substance use disorder in...
Q-Tips For Your Ears: A Great Plains QIN Podcast

Q-Tips For Your Ears: A Great Plains QIN Podcast

We added a few more episodes to our new podcast series: Q-Tips For Your Ears. This podcast is designed for everyone – healthcare professionals, patients and family members; we will share basic healthcare information on topics that matter. Check out our newest...
In Case You Missed It I Antibiotic Stewardship: Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections Webinar

In Case You Missed It I Antibiotic Stewardship: Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections Webinar

In this session, Josh Ohrtman, PharmD, discussed antibiotic stewardship and the CDC’s core elements and explain why appropriate use of antibiotics is important. Ohrtman also outlined barriers to antibiotic stewardship and provide resources and opportunities for...
CDC Releases UPDATED Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

CDC Releases UPDATED Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

Pain affects the lives of millions of Americans every day and improving pain care and the lives of patients with pain is a public health imperative. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated and expanded recommendations for clinicians...
In Case You Missed It I Antibiotic Stewardship: Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections Webinar

Great Plains QIN Webinar – Antibiotic Stewardship: Updates and Opportunities to Reduce HAIs | November 15, 2022

In this session, Josh Ohrtman, PharmD, will discuss antibiotic stewardship and the CDC’s core elements and explain why appropriate use of antibiotics is important. Ohrtman will also outline barriers to antibiotic stewardship and provide resources and...
November is C.diff Awareness Month: Prevention is Key

November is C.diff Awareness Month: Prevention is Key

November is C.diff, Awareness Month and for a good reason. 29,300 people with C. diff infection die in the United States each year. One in 11 people over age 65 diagnosed with a healthcare-associated C. diff infection die within one month. What is C. diff? | CDC C....
Customizable Teach-Back Training Toolkit Available

Customizable Teach-Back Training Toolkit Available

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) states that 40 – 80% of the medical information patients and residents are told during office visits is forgotten immediately and nearly half of the information retained is incorrect. The teach-back method is...
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. During this Webinar, Carrie Sorenson, PharmD, will discuss the scope of the program, risk factors and identify prevention strategies and available resources. Tuesday, October...