Best Practice Briefs: Crisis Prevention and Recovery | December & January

Best Practice Briefs: Crisis Prevention and Recovery | December & January

Real People, Real Processes, Real Success A partnership of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network and the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care Creating connections among community resources and healthcare facilities provides a pathway for individuals to come...
Great Plains QIN Webinar: Project Firstline – Cleaning is More than a Swiffer and Mr. Clean | December 7

Great Plains QIN Webinar: Project Firstline – Cleaning is More than a Swiffer and Mr. Clean | December 7

December 7, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. CT This webinar aims to emphasize the importance of adhering to the basics of environmental cleaning and disinfection to promote patient and resident safety, staff wellness, and reduce healthcare acquired infections. Content is geared for...
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...
CDC Webinar – Improving Routine, Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination This Winter  | December 6

CDC Webinar – Improving Routine, Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination This Winter  | December 6

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 1:00 pm CT​​   Register Today. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance for all individuals to be up-to-date on their routine vaccinations, as well as their annual influenza vaccine. Many children fell behind on routine vaccines...
Be Antibiotics Aware: Protect your Patients

Be Antibiotics Aware: Protect your Patients

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging healthcare professionals to prescribe antibiotics only when necessary to help fight antibiotic resistance and the spread of superbugs and to protect their patients from antibiotic-related adverse drug...
Best Practice Briefs: Crisis Prevention and Recovery | December & January

Best Practice Briefs: Crisis Prevention and Recovery | December 2021

Real People, Real Processes, Real Success A partnership of the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network and the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care Creating connections among community resources and healthcare facilities provides a pathway for individuals to come...
Palliative Care: A Basic Human Right for Patients Facing Serious Illness

Palliative Care: A Basic Human Right for Patients Facing Serious Illness

Submitted by: Nancy Joyner, MS, CNS-BC, APRN, ACHPN® November is Hospice and Palliative Care Month. This year’s theme is “Meeting You Where You Are.” Patients and healthcare professionals don’t understand the distinction between these two medical...
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...