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...
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...
In Case you Missed It | National Health Equity Grand Rounds – Advancing Health Equity Through Resistance

In Case you Missed It | National Health Equity Grand Rounds – Advancing Health Equity Through Resistance

The National Health Equity: Grand Rounds hosted an event, Advancing Health Equity Through Resistance. The series was a platform for critical national conversations about complex topics in healthcare, designed to eliminate the root causes of present-day health...
The Direct Benefits of Quitting Vaping & Nicotine

The Direct Benefits of Quitting Vaping & Nicotine

As healthcare providers, when counseling patients about smoking or vaping cessation, we need to emphasize the immediate health benefits an individual can experience with quitting. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), after more than 20...
Sepsis: STOP And TELL Tool | Knowing the Signs of Sepsis Could Save a Life

Sepsis: STOP And TELL Tool | Knowing the Signs of Sepsis Could Save a Life

In North Dakota and South Dakota, sepsis is the #1 admission and readmission diagnosis. With sepsis, time is of the essence. For every hour of delayed treatment, the risk of death increases by between 4 and 9 percent.¹ Experts say that 80 percent of sepsis deaths...