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February 2019

Know Your Diabetes by Heart: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

February 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Presentation Handout/Slides People living with diabetes are two times more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease. Yet, a recent survey of people age 45 and older with type 2 diabetes, showed only about half recognized their risk or have discussed their risk for heart attacks or strokes with their healthcare providers.  Attend this webinar to increase awareness and understanding of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and to learn how to empower people to better manage their…

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March 2019

Overcoming the Challenges to Treating Patients on Concomitant Opioid and Benzodiazepine Therapy

March 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Presentation/Slides Handout We know that patients who are co-prescribed opioid therapies and benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives, are at an increased risk of hospitalization and death due to drug interaction and drug overdose. Unfortunately, several challenges persist that contribute to patients remaining on concomitant therapy. During this WebEx we will evaluate alternative therapies for the treatment of pain and anxiety, examine opioid and benzodiazepine tapering strategies, and discuss engaging patients in difficult conversations to promote safe and effective care. Target…

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Clinic Conference: Collaborating for Success | Moving Quality Concepts into Patient-Centered Practice

March 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm CDT

Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska hosted an action-oriented/peer-led conference on how pre-visit planning, chronic care management and care coordination can strengthen partnerships between providers.  In addition to the presentations, activities were conducted to help put these concepts into action. Continuing Education (CE) | 4.8 Continuing Education hours were awarded for attending.

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April 2019

Pre-Hospital Identification and the Management of Sepsis

Presentation | Dr. Steven Q Simpson – Severe Sepsis a Time Critical Diagnosis Across the Spectrum of Care National sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson facilitated learning and discussion on the critical role of EMS in the early recognition and management of septic patients through the use of case studies. EMS professionals will be able to apply their knowledge of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria, identification of sepsis and treatment to improve outcomes and decrease mortality.…

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Connecting the Dots…Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

How are immunizations, antibiotic use and sepsis related? How can an increased knowledge impact your organization’s practices? How will a better understanding improve the lives of your patients? Visit the Connecting the Dots Events Page to learn more  National subject matter experts shared their knowledge on the connection between antibiotics, immunizations and sepsis.

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Connecting the Dots: Community Town Hall Meeting


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May 2019

Vaccine Hesitancy Impacts Risk of Infectious Disease Epidemic

May 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

  Overview and Purpose: Vaccine hesitancy has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the ten threats to global health in 2019, potentially having broad implications reaching beyond the typical vulnerable populations. Ongoing surges of negative social media messages increase fear of negative health outcomes causing parents/patients to question the need for vaccines. This uncertainty results in decreased immunization rates which leads to unnecessary disease outbreaks. Ongoing education and consistent use of strong recommendations by providers…

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June 2019

Integrating Antibiotic Stewardship into Electronic Health Records

June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Download presentation handout Hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs can reduce inappropriate antimicrobial use, length of stay, Clostridium difficile infection, rates of resistant infections and cost. Electronic health records (EHRs) have the potential to enhance antimicrobial stewardship enabling clinicians to more efficiently review pharmacy, microbiology, and clinical data. Leaders in antibiotic stewardship (ABS) from the Great Plains QIN region will share their experience in integrating specific components of ABS into their EHR. Target Audience: Pharmacists, infection preventionists, nurses, clinicians, IT, EHR super…

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September 2019

WebEx: A Shot in the Arm for Immunization Registry

September 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Access the PowerPoint Presentation Immunization rates, including flu shots, have been dropping in recent years.  Beyond the primary care clinic, vaccinations are available at pharmacy locations in drug and grocery store chains across the state.  Consumers receiving vaccinations at these locations benefit from the convenience and incentives. With so many options, the state immunization registry is a valuable tool  for ensuring medical health records are properly updated.Gain perspective from a provider, pharmacist and state immunization registry manager during this learning…

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January 2020

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition Informational Webinar

January 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CST

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition – Informational Webinar Learn how our team can help enhance your work. Better together! Access the January 14 PowerPoint Presentation We are looking for committed nursing homes, hospitals, community leaders, health systems and anyone interested in improving care to join the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition. Learn more about this exciting opportunity to be a change maker in your community. Participation is free. Join today!

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