Antibiotic Stewardship: A Rural Community’s Roadmap to Collaborative Communication and Action @ WebEx
Nov 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm


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  • Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.


Join us as we discuss the community-wide involvement in antibiotic stewardship that is spreading throughout Huron, SD. Huron, with a population of just over 13,000, is seeing growing community-wide efforts to reduce antibiotic prescribing rates.

Target Audience:     

Hospitals, primary care clinics, pharmacies, home health, public health, nursing homes and all community partners who will benefit from a panel discussion addressing antibiotic stewardship are invited to join.


Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Relay how joining forces is making an impact in the Huron community
  2. Describe how the Huron community is sharing antibiotic awareness with healthcare providers and consumers for improved awareness and action
  3. Explain how the Huron community is using a community-based antibiogram to guide prescribing practices

Panel Members:  

The Huron workgroup is excited to be showcased in the webinar and will have a panel available for discussion and questions. The panel will consist of:

  • Elliot Hinricher, Registered Pharmacist; Huron Regional Medical Center
  • Dr. Jesse VanHeukelom, Pediatrician
  • Dr. Eric Chow, Internal Medicine
  • Len Wonnenberg, PA-C; Horizon Healthcare
  • Danielle Rathjen, Nurse Practitioner; Tschetter Hohm Clinic
  • Pam Shoultz, RN, Infection Control; Huron Regional Medical Center
  • Cheri Fast, RN, BSN, WOCN, Program Manager; Great Plains Quality Innovation Network


QPP Power Hour: Open Office Hour Call
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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All Quality Payment Program (QPP) practices and providers are invited to join our QPP Power Hour Call. 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!


This Power Hour Call will be led by the Great Plains QIN Quality Payment Program Team.

Let’s have a lively, interactive discussion!

We look forward to hosting this discussion on October 31. Please feel free to invite other team members who will benefit from participation.

Great 8 WebEx: Antibiograms: Supporting Antibiotic Stewardship Across the Community
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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: ABS(If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes a few minutes.)
  5. Call: 1-888-896-0862; Access code: 47428454
Overview and Purpose:

This webinar will provide a brief explanation of antibiograms and will delve into their value in acute care, long-term care and outpatient settings. Using antibiograms to support improved antibiotic use in the broader community will also be discussed.

Featured Presenter:

Paul Carson, MD, FACP

Dr. Paul Carson serves as Professor of Practice and Medical Director of the Center for Immunization Research and Education for the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. Dr. Carson is also the Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Sanford Health. Dr. Carson received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota in 1986. He is involved in multiple health system and public health committees including most recently with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force for the North Dakota Department of Health and serves as the Department’s Antibiotic Resistance/Antibiotic Stewardship Expert. He has extensive experience in research and grant work as well as authoring and co-authoring many publications.

Target Audience:

This presentation is directed to acute care, long-term care and outpatient settings.


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

  1. Describe an antibiogram
  2. Identify the value of antibiogram use in various healthcare settings
  3. Relate the benefit of antibiograms to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use
  4. Explore the advantages of healthcare settings working together using antibiograms to support improved health across the community


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.

WebEx: Teach-Back – Improving Patient Safety and Engagement @ WebEx
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.

Overview and Purpose:

The purpose of this WebEx is to help all healthcare providers learn to use teach-back support patients and families throughout the care continuum, especially during transitions between healthcare settings.

The WebEx will include health literacy principles of plain language and using teach-back to confirm understanding, with behavior change principles of coaching to new habits and adapting systems to promote consistent use of key practices. This session will be interactive and will feature a ‘live demonstration’ to share teach-back examples and methods  for implementation.

Featured Presenters:

Sally May, RN, BSN, CH-GCN and Lisa Thorpe, BSN, RN, CDE
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network


Target Audience:

All healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, medical assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist are invited to join this event


Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Define teach-back and role in improving patient safety and engagement
  2. Practice the use of plain language
  3. Review the ten key elements of teach-back
  4. Evaluate use of teach-back using Teach-back Observation Tool

Continuing Education (CE):

An application for 1.0 hour of Continuing Education credit has been approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing; Course #1669.


Save the Date

WebEx: Teach-back: Implementation and Training Coaching Call
November 6th; 12:15-12:45 pm (CT)

The WebEx will provide practical and specific strategies to incorporate teach-back in the workflow at your clinic, measure effectiveness of teach-back implementation, and provide teach-back training to staff. A brief review of teach-back implementation and training will be followed by a question and answer session.



Keri McDermott, BA
Great Plains QIN, Communications Director
(402) 476-1399 |

Jennifer Geisert, RN, BSN
Great Plains QIN, Quality Improvement Advisor
(402) 476-1399


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