July 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am America/Chicago Timezone

medical team meeting

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C. difficile Reporting and Reduction Presentation Handout

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a germ that causes major colon inflammation and deadly diarrhea.  More than 100,000 C. difficile infections develop among residents of U.S. nursing homes each year according to CDC 2015.

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is supporting a national initiative to reduce C. difficile and increase the reporting of this infection in nursing homes. This WebEx outlined the project and how nursing homes can participate.



  1. Learn what C. difficile is and the significance in nursing homes
  2. Review the CMS quality strategy and the focus on C. difficile, infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes
  3. Introduce the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
  4. Introduce the Great Plains QIN C. difficile Reporting and Reduction Project for nursing homes



Nursing homes interested in participating in the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network C. difficile Reporting and Reduction Initiative



Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Quality Improvement Advisors:
Brenda Groves, LPN (Kansas)
Krystal Hays, RN, MSN, RAC-CT (Nebraska)
Michelle Lauckner, RN, BA, RAC-CT (North Dakota)
Lori Murphy, RN, BSN (South Dakota)



Brenda Groves (Kansas) brenda.groves@greatplainsqin.org
Krystal Hays (Nebraska) krystal.hays@greatplainsqin.org
Michelle Lauckner (North Dakota) michelle.lauckner@greatplainsqin.org
Lori Murphy (South Dakota) lori.murphy@greatplainsqin.org