Opioids: Fill with Care | Safety Considerations When Using Opioids

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...
Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) aims to save lives and prevent prescription opioid misuse, opioid use disorder and overdose by equipping providers with the knowledge, tools...
Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

Hats, mittens, cough drops and Kleenex become common shopping list items as the winter season approaches. Protection against the cold and supplies to fight a cold seem to be connected. Infections are a growing health concern and the Great Plains Quality Innovation...
Great Plains QIN Webinar: The Pharmacist – An Invaluable Community Resource | October 19, 2021

Great Plains QIN Webinar: The Pharmacist – An Invaluable Community Resource | October 19, 2021

  October 19, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. CT Individuals experiencing acute or chronic health conditions may engage with and receive prescriptions from multiple healthcare professionals. Tracking all medication, including over-the-counter options, is essential for...
Great Plains QIN Webinar: The Pharmacist – An Invaluable Community Resource | October 19, 2021

The Pharmacist: An Invaluable Community Resource | Great Plains QIN Webinar – October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. CT Individuals experiencing acute or chronic health conditions may engage with and receive prescriptions from multiple healthcare professionals. Tracking all medication, including over-the-counter options, is essential for preventing...
CDC Resources: Revamped Drug Overdose and Opioid Websites and Non-Opioid Tools for Pain Management

CDC Resources: Revamped Drug Overdose and Opioid Websites and Non-Opioid Tools for Pain Management

The CDC Drug Overdose and Opioid websites have both been revamped!  ⇒The Drug Overdose Website now features: All drug, nonfatal and fatal overdose data Funded recipient information, resources and tools Portal to all of CDC’s overdose prevention subsites (Opioids, Drug...