Great 8 WebEx: Trauma-Informed Care in Nursing Homes
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Participation Instructions:

Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start.

  2. Locate the event, click “Join
  3. Enter your name and email
  4. Enter the password: Trauma
    (If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a few minutes.)
  5. Call: 1-888-896-0862; Access code: 46703968
Overview and Purpose:

Alissa Bazinet, PhD, will share her insights and knowledge on trauma-informed care in nursing homes.  Along with providing information and resources, she will explain approaches to care for individuals with a history of trauma.


Featured Presenter:

Alissa Banzinet, PhD with HealthInsight AssureAlissa Bazinet, PhD
HealthInsight Assure

Alissa Bazinet is a licensed clinical psychologist .  She reviews clinical records for HealthInsight Assure for individuals on the Oregon Health Plan with severe and persistent mental illness to evaluate care coordination following their discharge from an acute psychiatric inpatient facility.

In her private practice, she specializes in psychotherapy for individuals with histories of trauma, including combat veterans and adults who experienced childhood trauma. Prior to opening her practice, she worked in the hospital setting for ten years and has experience providing assessments and treatment planning for older adults with histories of trauma and neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., dementia).

Target Audience:

This presentation is directed to the long-term care setting.


As a result of attending, participants will be able to:

  1. Define trauma-informed care
  2. List resources for trauma-informed care education for staff
  3. Explain caregiving approaches that can be used with individuals with a history of trauma


Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Improving Care Coordination by Working with Super-Utilizer Patients
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm


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Improving care for people with multiple chronic conditions that are often complicated by patients’ limited ability to care for themselves independently and by their complex social needs will help improve the performance of the health system. This webinar will examine key strategies to help health systems and communities implement complex care teams as well as identify key data and metrics for program measurement. The role of technology, nontraditional workforce and patient-stated goals in complex care management will also be addressed.

Target Audience:

Clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, home health, hospice, public health, consumers and families, and all community partners who will benefit from a discussion addressing super-utilizer patients.


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define key strategies to implement complex care teams in your health system and community
  2. Identify key data and metrics for program measurement
  3. Describe the role of technology, non-traditional workforce and patient-stated goals in complex care management


Lara ShadwickLara Shadwick, MBA
Mountain Pacific Quality Health
Missoula, MT

Lara Shadwick, MBA, joined Mountain-Pacific Quality Health in December of 2014. Applying her wide range of management experience, Lara provides leadership and coordination in some of Montana’s largest communities to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and readmissions. She works collaboratively with health care providers, health systems leadership, partners and stakeholders to build community coalitions and implement data-driven interventions, share communication tactics and coordinate services to improve healthcare systems and save healthcare dollars. Lara also wrote for and earned Mountain-Pacific Quality Health a nearly one-million-dollar award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement the special innovation project “Resourcing for Super-Utilizers in a Rural Setting: An Application of Hotspotting Philosophies.” By introducing this model into the communities in which she already facilitates collaboration and quality improvement, healthcare providers will identify and better support high-cost, high-needs Medicare patients who are “super-utilizers” of health care services, furthering the statewide goal to reduce avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions.


Great Plains QIN QPP Power Hour: Promoting Interoperability Category
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are 4 performance categories that affect future Medicare payments. Each performance category is scored by itself and has a specific weight that is part of the MIPS Final Score. This month’s QPP Power Hour will explore the Promoting Interoperability Category. This category promotes patient engagement and the electronic exchange of health information using certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology. This webinar will discuss details of the base and performance measure scoring to successfully attest to MIPS or MIPS-APMs.


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the 2018 changes to the Promoting Interoperability Category
  2. Translate how providers will apply Promoting Interoperability measures to successfully attest in MIPS
  3. Interpret what measures best apply to the providers subscribed to an MSSP ACO


Quality Improvement Advisor
Great Plains QIN

Jane Stotts, RN, BSN
Quality Improvement Advisor
Great Plains QIN

Let’s have a lively, interactive discussion!

This session will be an open discussion format and is an opportune time to seek clarification and guidance on QPP. We urge you to join us to learn, but we also encourage you to come prepared to ask questions, share insights with your peers and express your concerns. We are here to teach, but we’re also here to learn from you!

We look forward to hosting this discussion on June 20. Please feel free to invite other team members who will benefit from participation.

2018 Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum @ Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm

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Detailed registration brochure 

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a community to recognize the need and value in working together to solve problems, establish communication channels and implement protocols and standards in the delivery of care.

The Quality Forum is an opportunity for all vested partners to learn from and share with one another. Our focus this year will be on improving care within our communities and within/across care settings (long term, acute, post-acute and ambulatory).

Presentations will showcase examples highlighting collaborative efforts to improve health outcomes and care, engage consumers and their families and reduce costs.


Interested in Exhibiting?

The Quality Forum Exhibit Show is coordinated and sponsored by the Nebraska Association for Healthcare Quality, Risk and Safety. If you are interested in participating or learning more, check out the Exhibitor Invite Letter.


For Additional Information


Presented by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network and co-sponsored by the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety (NCPS) and the Nebraska Association for Healthcare Quality, Risk and Safety (NAHQRS)



(Free) Diabetes Education Workshops, Geneva, NE @ Geneva Senior Center
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for a FREE workshop on June 6th to learn about managing diabetes. This workshop will focus on; Managing Blood Sugars, Eating Healthy, Exercising, Coping with Diabetes Managing Medications and Preventing Complications. Each session covers a new topic.Geneva_ Workshop Flyer

Nursing Interventions to Support Continence and Care
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Incontinence is a prevalent condition among nursing home residents and can cause hygienic problems, skin problems and may lead to impairment in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It also has implications for resident dignity, as well as being a professional challenge for the caregivers involved.

This webinar will focus on pelvic floor health and ways to support continence and continence care for residents of nursing homes and other long-term care settings. Incontinence is often accepted as an inevitable part of aging, but attendees will learn it does not have to be!

Target Audience:

Primarily skilled nursing facilities, but with content for all healthcare settings related to continence and continence care.


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the types of urinary incontinence and risk factors associated with each
  2. Review evidenced-based approaches for identifying, assessing and treating urinary incontinence in-long term care
  3. Discuss various nursing interventions that can be implemented by the long-term care nurse for management of incontinence

Continuing Education:

This event has been approved for 1 contact hour for nurses by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.


Kendra RoloffKendra Roloff, NP, MBA
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Pelican Health Clinic
Bismarck, ND

Kendra Roloff is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She has been providing pelvic health and continence care for 10 years. Kendra has professional interests in urodynamic testing, pelvic floor rehabilitation, postpartum pelvic floor disorders, pelvic pain and pelvic organ prolapse. Kendra is dedicated to delivering high quality, dignified care to her patients. She believes empowering individuals through education is the key to success.

Kendra was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. She graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor of science in nursing and biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Master of Science in Nursing, and Western Governors University with a Master of Business Administration. Kendra is honored to provide pelvic health and continence care to individuals in the community.

WebEx: Blood Pressure Protocol Training
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Learn the recommended techniques for taking blood pressure (BP).

Evaluation of blood pressure is essential in assessing cardiovascular health. As a standard part of many physicians’ office workflows, measuring blood pressure may seem like a normal routine, but seemingly minor issues can impact blood pressure measurement. This webinar will address the importance of accuracy in blood pressure measurement in the identification and management of hypertension. Tools for education, workflow and protocols will be shared. The session will also include demonstration of proper blood pressure cuff sizing, how to take a blood pressure and alternate blood pressure measurement sites.

Target Audience:

Nurses, CNAs, and other healthcare professionals responsible for measuring patient blood pressures would benefit from this educational event to promote consistency of blood pressure measurement throughout your facility.


Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand why accuracy in blood pressure measurement is critical in identification and management of hypertension
  2. Identify basic lifestyle recommendations to lower BP
  3. Recommend tools for education, workflow and an approved protocol for use to improve identification and management of people with elevated BP
  4. Demonstrate proper sizing of a BP cuff and how to take a blood pressure
  5. Discuss alternate BP measurement sites

Session Materials:

Session materials are available at: Please print and bring these materials and the evaluation to the webinar.

Continuing Education:

This event has been approved for one contact hour for nurses by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.


Pat Spier, RN-BC, PCMH-CCE
Medical Home Manager
BCBS of North Dakota
Fargo, ND

Barb Rice, RN-BC
Manager Care Coordination RN
BCBS of North Dakota
Fargo, ND