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AHRQ Recruiting Ambulatory Clinics for Antibiotic Stewardship Program

AHRQ Recruiting Ambulatory Clinics for Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Improving antibiotic prescribing and use is critical to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use and combat antibiotic resistance.The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Safety Program for Improving...

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx Pain management and opioid oversight: Ensuring quality, safety and compliance The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety is hosting a WebEx on the timely topic of antibiotic stewardship and pain management; focusing...

Patient Safety and Engagement

Patient Safety and Engagement

Originally published in the South Dakota Medicine Journal August 2019 issue. Stephan Schroeder, MD, CMD, CMQ Medical Director, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care Health care is a complex, adaptive system where people, processes and technology intersect in a work...

Opioid Guardianship: A Blueprint for Change

Opioid Guardianship: A Blueprint for Change

Data-Driven Opioid Guardianship: A Health Care System's Blueprint for Change Drug overdose is the leading cause of death in the United States and opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. In 2016, over 214 million prescriptions were written for opioids. On average,...

REMINDER: Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

Pain Management and Opioid Oversight WebEx

Pain management and opioid oversight: Ensuring quality, safety and compliance The Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety is hosting a WebEx on the timely topic of antibiotic stewardship and pain management; focusing on implementation, policies and prescribing...

The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The Quality Improvement Organization Program – The Next Chapter

The message below was sent to all Great Plains Quality Innovation Network LAN Partners on Monday, July 5. Passing along again in case you missed it. The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) is entering a transition phase as the Centers for Medicare &...

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Improving Patient Outcomes

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Improving Patient Outcomes

Karsen Duncan, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist with Bryan Health. Duncan recently shared her perspective on the benefits of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Dr. Duncan indicated she has personally seen an impact in patient outcomes as well as a...

Nebraska Seeing a Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions

Nebraska Seeing a Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions

Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids¹. The misuse of and addiction to opioids - including prescription pain relievers, heroin and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl - is a serious national crisis that affects public...

Caring for People is Always the Priority

Caring for People is Always the Priority

Relating to different points of view is a valuable personal and professional skill, especially in the healthcare industry. In her 30 years of nursing, Cheri Fast, RN, BSN, WOCN, has certainly developed a strong understanding of the challenges and rewards of positive...