Unmasking Pneumonia: A Closer Look at Symptoms, Types and Prevention

Unmasking Pneumonia: A Closer Look at Symptoms, Types and Prevention

Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can be a complication of the flu, but other viruses, bacteria and even fungi can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia and its symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Treatment depends...
Keeping Our Residents and Patients Up-To-Date With Vaccines

Keeping Our Residents and Patients Up-To-Date With Vaccines

Vaccines have greatly reduced diseases that once routinely harmed or killed children and adults. People all over the world—including in the United States—still become seriously ill or even die from diseases that vaccines can help prevent. It is important that you stay...
Updated Community Data Reports [Q2 2023]: Addressing Gaps, Achieving Growth and Quality Improvement

Updated Community Data Reports [Q2 2023]: Addressing Gaps, Achieving Growth and Quality Improvement

The Great Plains QIN team strives to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes. We work with partners and community coalitions to identify areas for improvement, which include reducing avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, including those caused by...
Printable and Shareable Valentine’s Day Vaccination Posters

Printable and Shareable Valentine’s Day Vaccination Posters

Great Plains QIN has created four unique Valentines Day Posters that were developed for use in your organization to promote the COVID vaccination with a Valentine’s Day theme. Please print and post in your lobby, break room or hallways. Thank you for all you do to...
Keeping Our Residents and Patients Up-To-Date With Vaccines

CDC COCA Call: Diagnostic Testing and Treatment Guidelines for COVID-19 and Influenza | February 1, 2024

Diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses can guide clinical management, including appropriate antiviral treatment, particularly in persons at higher risk for progression to severe disease from COVID-19 and influenza, regardless of vaccination status....
CDC and CMS Present Stories from the Field: Immunization Strategies for Long-Term Care | January 31, 2024

CDC and CMS Present Stories from the Field: Immunization Strategies for Long-Term Care | January 31, 2024

Join this Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) webinar to hear directly from nursing home teams that have developed successful strategies to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and fatigue,...
Preventing Respiratory Infections in Nursing Facilities

Preventing Respiratory Infections in Nursing Facilities

Pneumonia is the second most common cause of infection in nursing facilities. A seasonal increase in pneumonia occurs due to influenza and unfortunately, many nursing home residents do not survive. The most common pneumonia pathogens in the nursing facility are...
Immunize South Dakota – Protection for Two: Essential Insights on Vaccination During Pregnancy & Immunizations: Ask the Experts

Immunize South Dakota – Protection for Two: Essential Insights on Vaccination During Pregnancy & Immunizations: Ask the Experts

Join Immunize South Dakota for the next Online & in-the-know session focusing on understanding crucial aspects of vaccination during pregnancy. Dr. Nicole Buchele, Sanford Health, will discuss the increased risk of complications from vaccine-preventable diseases...