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January 2020

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition Informational Webinar

January 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm CST

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition – Informational Webinar Learn how our team can help enhance your work. Better together! Access the Informational Webinar 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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March 2020

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition Webinar – Getting Started

March 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Great Plains Quality Care Coalition Webinar – Getting Started Please Join Us. Better together! Learn more about Great Plains Quality Care Coalition (GPQCC). Our team of quality improvement experts will outline the format and structure for the Great Plains Quality Care Coalition. Benefits and expectations of participation will be shared. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Senior Director, Leslie Pelton. Attendees will also learn more about the Age Friendly Health System…

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April 2020

Tips for Providing Dementia Care During COVID-19

April 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk. For example, people with Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia may forget to wash their hands or take other recommended precautions to prevent illness. In addition, diseases like COVID-19 and the flu may worsen cognitive impairment due to…

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Webinar: Caring for the Caregiver During a Pandemic

April 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Caring for each other is a basic factor of life and especially important during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Whether you are a healthcare professional caring for patients or a family member caring for a loved one,  coping techniques can help relieve the high levels of stress and anxiety during a time of uncertainty. Access the Webinar presentation. Objectives: Utilize positive methods for keeping up morale among healthcare staff Identify ways for maintaining work/life balance Describe ways to support families during the…

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June 2020

Great Plains QIN Huddle: Minimum Cognitive Impairment

June 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT

Access the PowerPoint Presentation The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion on how each topic relates to the 4Ms framework and how to incorporate into your area of practice. We will answer questions and offer assistance and resources. The Great Plains QIN Huddles are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month from…

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July 2020

Great Plains QIN: DePrescribing in the Elderly Webinar

July 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Webinar Materials Access the DePrescribing in the Elderly Presentation This interactive session offered participants the opportunity to test their knowledge about medications that are potentially inappropriate in older adults. Attendees will learn about polypharmacy as well as the associated risks. Objectives 1. Describe the resources available for the deprescribing of medications in older adults. 2. Identify medications that could be unnecessarily contributing to the medication burden or potentially be unsafe in the elderly. Background and Impact • According to the…

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Great Plains QIN Huddle: Beyond Polst

July 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT

Access the Huddle Presentation The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion on how each topic relates to the 4Ms framework and how to incorporate into your area of practice. We will answer questions and offer assistance and resources. The Great Plains QIN Huddles are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month from…

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August 2020

Great Plains QIN Huddle: Prescription for Physical Activity

August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion on how each topic relates to the 4Ms framework and how to incorporate into your area of practice. We will answer questions and offer assistance and resources. The Great Plains QIN Huddles are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.…

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September 2020

Great Plains QIN Huddle: Medication Update

September 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm CDT

Access the Great Plains QIN Huddle Recording. UND TeleECHO Materials – Not yet available. The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion on how each topic relates to the 4Ms framework and how to incorporate into your area of practice. We will answer questions and offer assistance and resources. The Great Plains QIN…

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Webinar: Pathways to Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Access the Presentation Access the Resources Handout  Access the Recording Overview Falls among older adults are the leading cause of preventable injury. Strategies are known to reduce the prevalence of falls among older adults. These strategies include referral pathways and evidence-based tools (programs and assessments). This webinar will describe existing efforts to reduce falls in the Dakotas. It will close with an exploratory discussion about opportunities to develop a referral pathway to increase the utilization of evidence-based tools and progress-monitoring…

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