Access to geriatric care improves the quality of life for patients and residents in our communities. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network is partnering with the University of North Dakota to improve access to care for patients with complex conditions in rural and underserved communities through the Geriatric and Age Friendly Care TeleEcho™ Series.
These sessions will address knowledge gaps and expand understanding of effective, high quality medical and behavioral treatments for conditions common among the senior patient population. Access information on the North Dakota Geriatric and Age Friendly Care Series.
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Geriatric and Age Friendly Care TeleECHO session hosted by the University of North Dakota. The Great Plains QIN Huddles are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. These huddles will further the discussion on how each topic relates to the 4Ms framework and how to incorporate into your area of practice. Our team will answer questions and offer assistance and resources.
Be sure to join us in July for a conversation, Beyond POLST: access additional information via the links below. Open to healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota
The Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is a physician order form that communicates medical information about a patient’s end of life care wishes. The form covers resuscitate/do not resuscitate, medical interventions, antibiotic use, artificial nutrition and comfort measures. POLST is part of advance care planning intended for people who are seriously ill or who have advanced frailty. The UND TeleEcho Session will discuss what we can do ‘Beyond POLST’ to ensure we are getting to WHAT MATTERS for an individual.
Upcoming Schedule – All events are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CT [subject to change]
July 14, 2020 – Beyond POLST
July 21, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle
August 11, 2020 – Prescription for Physical Activity
August 18, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle
September 8, 2020 – Medication Update
September 15, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle
October 13, 2020 – Depression in Older Adults
October 20, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle
November 10, 2020 – Decisional Making Capacity
November 17, 2020 – Great Plains QIN Huddle
June Mild Cognitive Impairment – Huddle and TeleECHO Session Materials Available
In June, the Great Plains QIN team hosted a huddle on ‘Minimum Cognitive Impairment’. Dee Kaser shared the story of her dad’s journey with mild cognitive impairment, including valuable insight on what to look for and ways to assist. Resources, tools and experiences were shared. Attendees were given the opportunity to dialogue on this important topic and offer input on available community resources..Access the recording and presentation materials below.
- University of North Dakota – Minimum Cognitive Impairment [UND Session] – June 9, 2020
- Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Huddle – Minimum Cognitive Impairment – June 16, 2020