Faces for Patient Safety:  Personal Connections Drive Professional Engagement

Faces for Patient Safety: Personal Connections Drive Professional Engagement

Claims data, billing codes and quality improvement plans are among the common tools used by Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) staff as they seek new and innovative ways to achieve better healthcare, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs....
Seventeen Trailblazers for Clostridium difficile Nursing Home Initiative

Seventeen Trailblazers for Clostridium difficile Nursing Home Initiative

      Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) has recognized 17 South Dakota nursing homes as Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) Trailblazers as a result of their successful participation in the Nursing Home C. difficile Reporting and Reduction...
Nebraska Infection Prevention…..Sepsis, MDROs and CDI….Oh My!

Nebraska Infection Prevention…..Sepsis, MDROs and CDI….Oh My!

Nearly 125 nursing home employees took the opportunity to learn more about sepsis, Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) during a series of learning sessions offered in August and September. The Wizard of Oz production was the...
More Than a Memory Lapse: Dementia Care Training in South Dakota

More Than a Memory Lapse: Dementia Care Training in South Dakota

Can’t find your car keys?  Forgot why you walked into a room? Realized too late you were supposed to meet a friend or colleague?  Most everyone has experienced these moments of memory lapse, especially during the back-to-school season when routines are altered and...