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...
CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians, Pharmacists and Public Health Partners Need to Know about Antibiotic Prescribing and COVID-19 | November 18

CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians, Pharmacists and Public Health Partners Need to Know about Antibiotic Prescribing and COVID-19 | November 18

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CT The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published several studies characterizing antibiotic prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic in outpatient, nursing home, and hospital settings. Findings from...
C. diff is Estimated to Cause Almost a Half a Million Infections In the U.S. Each Year

C. diff is Estimated to Cause Almost a Half a Million Infections In the U.S. Each Year

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) is a germ that causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. The CDC estimates C. diff impacts almost half a million people in the United States each year and an estimated 29,300 deaths. C. diff is a bacteria spread by microscopic...
Great Plains QIN Webinar: The Pharmacist – An Invaluable Community Resource | October 19, 2021

Great Plains QIN Webinar: The Pharmacist – An Invaluable Community Resource | October 19, 2021

  October 19, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. CT Individuals experiencing acute or chronic health conditions may engage with and receive prescriptions from multiple healthcare professionals. Tracking all medication, including over-the-counter options, is essential for...