Cheri Fast and Jessica Danko Earn CBIC Certification in Infection Control

Cheri Fast and Jessica Danko Earn CBIC Certification in Infection Control

Cheri Fast and Jessica Danko, project managers for the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, are among the first in the nation to be awarded the CBIC Long-Term Care Certification in Infection Control. Fast and Danko are innovative leaders in long-term care. This...
Sepsis Alliance Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini Summit | December 15, 2022

Sepsis Alliance Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini Summit | December 15, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that one in every 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) each day. Like any infection, HAIs can cause sepsis. HAI prevention measures are, therefore, also sepsis...
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...
Advancing Rural Health Equity

Advancing Rural Health Equity

According to the CDC, more than 61 million Americans live in rural areas. Rural residents tend to be older and in poorer health than their urban counterparts and rural communities often face challenges with access to care, financial viability and the important link...
Great Plains QIN Webinar – Antibiotic Stewardship: Updates and Opportunities to Reduce HAIs | November 15, 2022

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...
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...
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...
In Case You Missed It: Infection Control in Respiratory Therapy Practices

In Case You Missed It: Infection Control in Respiratory Therapy Practices

Jessica Danko shared her knowledge and expertise on the topic of infection control in respiratory therapy practices on June 21, via a Webinar hosted by Great Plains QIN. Danko has a wealth of knowledge in respiratory care and healthcare management. Her systemic...