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)...
Roadmap for Behavioral Health to Address our National Mental Health Crisis

Roadmap for Behavioral Health to Address our National Mental Health Crisis

This high prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders in the United States is a growing concern and has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the past-year prevalence of any mental illness among adults in the United States was 21%, meaning that...
Overdose Awareness Week I You Just Might Save A Life

Overdose Awareness Week I You Just Might Save A Life

Did you know that overdose deaths outnumber traffic fatalities in the US? Someone dies every 14 minutes from a drug overdose in this country.¹ The terrifying reality is that addiction can touch anyone, anywhere. During Overdose Awareness Week, we remember the lives...
Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use: The Resident Prioritization Tool Can Help Identify Where to Start

Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use: The Resident Prioritization Tool Can Help Identify Where to Start

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network recently updated its Antipsychotic Reduction Resident Prioritization Tool. This tool is designed to assist an interdisciplinary team to identify where to begin a gradual dose reduction of antipsychotic medications and which...
Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use: The Resident Prioritization Tool Can Help Identify Where to Start

Opioids: Fill with Care | Safety Considerations When Using Opioids

Submitted by: Laura Anderson, Assistant Director of the Behavioral Health Division, ND Department of Human Services We have all heard about the opioid crisis and the impact it is having on our family, friends, businesses and communities. Every aspect of the opioid...
National Drug Take Back Day | April 30, 2022

Identifying Higher-Volume Antibiotic Outpatient Prescribers Using Publicly Available Data

Peer comparison audit and feedback could result in greater antibiotic prescribing improvements Antibiotic prescribing can result in side effects and contribute to antibiotic resistance, an urgent public health threat. In a recently released MMWR article, Identifying...