Great Plains QIN LAN Event: Sepsis in the Dakotas: Prevention, Identification, Treatment | August 20, 2024

Great Plains QIN LAN Event: Sepsis in the Dakotas: Prevention, Identification, Treatment | August 20, 2024

Sepsis is a life-threatening complication that occurs when the body’s response to an infection becomes overwhelming. Sepsis can be caused by bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections, and it can lead to organ failure, septic shock and death. In North Dakota...
Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Committed To Improving The Quality of Life For People Living With Dementia

Dementia Care Practice Recommendations: Committed To Improving The Quality of Life For People Living With Dementia

Since its inception, the Alzheimer’s Association has been a leader in outlining principles and practices of quality care for individuals living with dementia. Early on, our Guidelines for Dignity described goals for quality care, followed by Key Elements of...
New Q-Tips For Your Ears Episodes | Home Modifications and Annual Wellness Visits

New Q-Tips For Your Ears Episodes | Home Modifications and Annual Wellness Visits

Looking for health care information and quality resources? We added a few more episodes to our podcast series: Q-Tips For Your Ears. This podcast is designed for everyone – healthcare professionals, patients and family members; sharing basic healthcare information on...
Polypharmacy On The Rise Among Older Americans Living At Home

Polypharmacy On The Rise Among Older Americans Living At Home

A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows a rise in medication use among older Americans living at home. The research found the percentage of people taking five or more medications (polypharmacy) increased significantly from 23.6 percent (in 1999...
FREE Training Module for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy | NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education

FREE Training Module for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy | NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education

The North Dakota State University Center for Immunization Research and Education (NDSU CIRE) is excited to offer a free, four-part online video training module designed to boost clinicians’ confidence addressing vaccine hesitancy in the medical encounter. As a result...
Rural Chronic Disease Management Toolkit

Rural Chronic Disease Management Toolkit

Rural areas face higher rates of many of the most prevalent chronic diseases, with some rural residents experiencing multiple chronic conditions, and higher rates of related mortality. Depending on the disease, different types of management activities and strategies...
Be Safe With High-Risk Medications | Great Plains QIN Tip Sheets

Be Safe With High-Risk Medications | Great Plains QIN Tip Sheets

An adverse drug event (ADE) is “an injury resulting from the use of a drug.” Under this definition, the term adverse drug event includes harm caused by the drug (adverse drug reactions and overdoses) and harm from the use of the drug. ADE’s may result from...
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to highlight the unique strengths and challenges faced by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in relation to mental health. Named in honor of Bebe Moore Campbell, a journalist, teacher, author...