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. An ADE is defined as “an injury resulting from the use of a drug. Under this definition, the term ADE includes harm caused by the drug (adverse drug reactions and overdoses)...
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...
Great Plains QIN Webinar: Infection Control in Respiratory Therapy Practices I June 21, 2022

Great Plains QIN Webinar: Infection Control in Respiratory Therapy Practices I June 21, 2022

Infection Control in Respiratory Therapy Practices June 21, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT Register Here Objectives: Discuss the prevalence of respiratory infections Explore commonly used respiratory treatments for these infections Introduce infection prevention...
APIC Toolkit for Infection Preventionists in Rural and Isolated Settings: You Are Not Alone

APIC Toolkit for Infection Preventionists in Rural and Isolated Settings: You Are Not Alone

It is not uncommon, even for the most experienced Infection Preventionists (IPs), within larger urban acute care settings, to share that they felt isolated when starting in the IP role. Many simply landed into the IP role, yet quickly learned to love it and make it...
Infection Control Best Practices: Donning and Doffing Paper Doll Exercise

Infection Control Best Practices: Donning and Doffing Paper Doll Exercise

Education and training around proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential. We know knowledge gaps exist and proper techniques are not always implemented, especially when it comes to donning and doffing. If the appropriate protocol is not followed,...
Great Plains QIN Connecting the Dots Webinar | Recording and Presentation Available

Great Plains QIN Connecting the Dots Webinar | Recording and Presentation Available

The Great Plains QIN team hosted a Webinar, Connecting the Dots, on March 15, 2022 to present the connection between sepsis, immunizations and antibiotic stewardship. Presenters offered an overview of the Connecting the Dots campaign and available tools and resources...
Great Plains QIN Connecting the Dots Webinar | Recording and Presentation Available

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....
Great Plains QIN Webinar: Putting Infection Prevention into Everyday Practice | February 22, 2022

Great Plains QIN Webinar: Putting Infection Prevention into Everyday Practice | February 22, 2022

February 22, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT To stop the spread of infections, everyone working in a healthcare facility needs to have a foundational knowledge of infection prevention and must be ready to implement basic measures throughout their workday and at home. In...