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Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

Cardiac Health Updates, Resources and Upcoming Events

It is National Stroke Awareness Month. Be sure to access the Million Hearts Toolkit for resources, key messages, educational opportunities, survivor stories and much more. It is National Blood Pressure Education Month. Attend our WebEx on May 31 to learn more about...

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Are YOU at Risk? Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke kills almost 130,000 of the 800,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke. Every year,...

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

Life’s Simple 7…Small Steps to Big Changes

  Stroke can happen to anyone at any time. Stroke is not just an older person’s disease. Risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and diabetes are happening at younger ages. Unfortunately, risk factors may not be recognized and...

High Blood Pressure Stakes:  One of Three Americans

High Blood Pressure Stakes:  One of Three Americans

  Personal and professional demands can change dramatically and impact levels of stress throughout the day, month and year.  As a result, blood pressure can become a moving target creating a challenge for proper diagnosis of hypertension. According to the Centers  for...

Tips for An Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Tips for An Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and the American Heart Association is bringing to light common measurement mistakes. 7 mistakes that can lead to higher readings and misdiagnosis: Having a full bladder – You should always empty your bladder before...

May is National Stroke Month; Let’s End Stroke Together!

May is National Stroke Month; Let’s End Stroke Together!

UP TO 80 PERCENT OF STROKES MAY BE PREVENTABLE. #StrokeMonth Today marks the start of May. American Stroke Month, the annual campaign to increase stroke awareness and educate Americans, takes place throughout the month of May. The observance also encourages providers...

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...

Oral Health in Older Adults: An Essential Component to Overall Health

Oral Health in Older Adults: An Essential Component to Overall Health

Recent research suggests ties between poor oral health and diabetes, stroke, heart disease, lung disease and other serious health issues (CDC). In addition, In 2013, an estimated $111 billion was spent on dental services in the United States. Older adults spend more...

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=""...

Upcoming Events

Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Participation Instructions: Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start. https://qualitynet.webex.com Locate the event, click “Join” Enter your name and email Enter the password: Trauma (If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes[...]
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[...]