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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...

Education for Infection Prevention Increasing for Home Health Staff

Education for Infection Prevention Increasing for Home Health Staff

Home health services provide an alternative for individuals requiring medical care outside the traditional setting of a hospital or nursing facility. While the comfort of home can have a positive impact on recovery time and quality of life, a significant number of...

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Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Register Now 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[...]
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now 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[...]
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Register Now 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[...]
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Geneva Senior Center
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[...]
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now 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,[...]
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Register Now 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[...]