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Patient Safety Awareness Week: Be informed. Be empowered.

Patient Safety Awareness Week: Be informed. Be empowered.

Patient Safety Awareness Week [March 14 - 20, 2021] is observed to acknowledge the need to improve care safety throughout the healthcare system and to celebrate efforts to improve care. Preventing harm in health care is a public health concern. Everyone interacts with...

GPQIN Vaccine-Related Resources & CDC COCA Call on Janssen Vaccine

GPQIN Vaccine-Related Resources & CDC COCA Call on Janssen Vaccine

Visit our new Web page - Vaccinations - for resources on vaccine confidence, handling and storage, billing and coding as well as educational opportunities. Our team is working to identify and showcase tools that will be of value to healthcare providers and community...

GPQIN Webinar: Aging and the Impact on Medication Use | March 16, 2021

GPQIN Webinar: Aging and the Impact on Medication Use | March 16, 2021

Changes in how the body functions are clear as individuals increase in age. These changes also impact the effects of medication ranging from common over-the-counter cold medicines to prescriptions used to manage chronic disease and mental health concerns. Previously...

NEW NHSN COVID-19 Vaccine Modules

NEW NHSN COVID-19 Vaccine Modules

The CDC just released weekly COVID-19 vaccination data reporting modules: Surveillance for Weekly HCP & Resident Vaccination. These modules allow reporting of COVID-19 vaccination coverage among: Healthcare personnel working in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs)...

Vaccination Toolkit for Long-Term Care Facilities – Now Available

Vaccination Toolkit for Long-Term Care Facilities – Now Available

We are pleased to let you know that the Vaccination Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities is now available on CDC’s website. For the Long-Term Care (LTC) Vaccination Toolkit and all COVID-19 vaccination toolkits visit: COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits | CDC   You play a...

Addressing Depression and Mental Health

Addressing Depression and Mental Health

According to a recent Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study, the number of individuals reporting mental health symptoms [anxiety or depressive disorders] has jumped from 11% in 2019 to 36.5% in June 2020. This affects us all in one way or another. Nursing homes...

Upcoming Events

Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Webinar
Medication Safety Action Group: Overview This Medication Safety Action Group will help you identify areas for improvement regarding medication safety and assist you in developing an improvement plan. This session builds on the March 16[...]
Mar 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Changes in how the body functions are clear as individuals increase in age. These changes also impact the effects of medication ranging from common over-the-counter cold medicines to prescriptions used to manage chronic disease and[...]
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UND Geriatric and Age-Friendly ECHO: Advance Care Planning [March 9, 2021] Get Registered   Presented by: Lindsey Dahl, MD Geriatric Medicine- Internal Medicine, Sanford Health, Fargo, ND Why attend? Because you will… • Learn about the[...]