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The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

The Impact of Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement

Proper training and education is key to ensuring accurate results as Kelly Haug, RN, Community Home Health, Onaga, KS, witnessed firsthand when abstracting data for the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR). Haug noticed missing and abnormal blood pressure...

Celebrating the 41st Annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week

Celebrating the 41st Annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week

June 14 - 21, 2018 is National Nursing Assistant's Week Nursing assistants are key players in the lives of the people in their care and each nursing assistant is called to create an environment of caring for the elder and the worker as well. This week provides an...

Celebrating Life’s Stories This National Skilled Nursing Care Week

Celebrating Life’s Stories This National Skilled Nursing Care Week

In skilled nursing care centers across the country, each person has a unique story to tell. That’s why Great Plains QIN is excited that the theme of this year’s National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, is “Celebrating...

New! Wound Management Best Practice Intervention Package

New! Wound Management Best Practice Intervention Package

The brand new Home Health Quality Improvement’s (HHQI) Best Practice Intervention Package (BPIP) is now available.The Wound BPIP brings together evidence-based practices from leading expert organizations, such as the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN);...

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: A Successful Launch

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: A Successful Launch

We recently launched the Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit. The Toolkit contains resources and best practices to reduce Acute Care Hospitalization (ACH) or Emergency Department (ED) visits related to wound, urinary tract and respiratory infections. The primary...

A Culture of Patient Safety

A Culture of Patient Safety

Originally published in the South Dakota Medicine Journal, April 2018 By: Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMD, CMQ Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care The potential for harm in medical care has been known since Hippocrates.  The principle of patient...

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. [symple_button url="https://greatplainsqin.org/neqfregistration/" color="blue" size="default" border_radius="3px" target="self" rel=""...

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: Now Available

Home Health Infection Prevention Toolkit: Now Available

Infections in the home care setting are not uncommon, yet there are few tools and resources specifically designed for the home care professional. To help address this need and make care safer, the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network Home Health Infection...

Music and Memory℠ Program Expands to South Dakota

Music and Memory℠ Program Expands to South Dakota

Individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges often struggle to reconnect and engage with others.  The Music and Memory Program uses personalized playlists to trigger deep memories and improve the ability to converse, socialize and...

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Register Now Presentation Slide Handout   By attending this event, participants will gain additional knowledge about the IMPACT Act and realize how it will help Long-Term Care (LTC) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) improve quality[...]
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Register Now Presentation slide handout Overview and Purpose: Join Peg Gilbert as she reviews the list of top ten common areas for infection prevention improvement and the evidence-based best practices for addressing them.  Participants will[...]