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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