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Ischemic Heart Disease Still the No. 1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

Ischemic Heart Disease Still the No. 1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

On April 10, Healio reported that ischemic heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the U.S., according to findings by the U.S. Burden of Disease published in JAMA. High blood pressure and body mass index, poor diet, high-fasting plasma glucose and...

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=""...

Sign the Medication Management and Opioid Initiative Pledge

Sign the Medication Management and Opioid Initiative Pledge

The Opioid Epidemic is a health crisis that can only be effectively addressed through action at every level in our nation’s healthcare system. This action can start with you and a few concrete steps. We invite you to join other providers in signing the Medication...

NEW CDC 4-Part (Web-Based) Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course

NEW CDC 4-Part (Web-Based) Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course

Healthcare Professionals: Optimize Antibiotic Prescribing and Use Earlier today, the CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship launched the first section of a four-part web-based training course on Antibiotic Stewardship. While this particular course is primarily for...

Managing Family Expectations in Antibiotic Reduction

Managing Family Expectations in Antibiotic Reduction

The old saying 'communication is key' applies to all situations, especially healthcare. Furthermore, communicating to residents and their families about antibiotic reduction can sometimes be a hard task. Any action taken to improve antibiotic use is expected to reduce...

Educational Opportunity: Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit

Educational Opportunity: Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit

  Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit Friday, June 1, 2018 More than 2 million people are estimated to be infected by antibiotic-resistant organisms which result in over 14,000 deaths annually. Antibiotic resistance and the scarce antibiotic choices for...

Key Strategies for Antibiotic Stewardship Success

Key Strategies for Antibiotic Stewardship Success

FierceHealthcare recently reported on three key strategies to overcome challenges that hospitals face when implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs), according to a new study published in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. “As...

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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[...]
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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,[...]
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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[...]
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Register Now Presentation/Slide Handout Naloxone is a safe medication that can prevent opioid deaths. This webinar will improve participants’ understanding of the role of naloxone in preventing opioid overdose related death, identification of individuals who[...]
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Register Now Presentation/Slide Handout 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[...]