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...
NEW Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research | Report Highlights

NEW Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research | Report Highlights

New research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC®) 2022 covered the breadth of Alzheimer’s and dementia research, including the basic biology of aging and the brain, risk factors and prevention strategies, and caregiving and living...
Alzheimer’s Association – Effective Communication Strategies I September 29, 2022

Alzheimer’s Association – Effective Communication Strategies I September 29, 2022

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the...
Great Plains QIN Webinar: Removing Stumbling Blocks to Prevent Falls I September 19, 2022

Great Plains QIN Webinar: Removing Stumbling Blocks to Prevent Falls I September 19, 2022

A simple stumble or slip can result in a serious injury or even death. Individuals 65 and older are at a higher risk for injury from a fall, which most often happens at home or at a residential care facility. Encouraging participation in evidence-based programs can...
Do You Have Hitchhikers in your Building? Infection Control & Prevention I September 7, 2022

Do You Have Hitchhikers in your Building? Infection Control & Prevention I September 7, 2022

Bacteria hitchhike and latch on to surfaces and hands, so reducing this risk, must be part of an organization’s Infection Prevention Control program. Infections in our older adult population have high mortality rates and contaminated environmental surfaces is...