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It’s Flu Vaccination Season!

It’s Flu Vaccination Season!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) hosted  their annual press conference to kickoff flu vaccination season last week. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October before...

Nebraska Infection Prevention…..Sepsis, MDROs and CDI….Oh My!

Nebraska Infection Prevention…..Sepsis, MDROs and CDI….Oh My!

Nearly 125 nursing home employees took the opportunity to learn more about sepsis, Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) during a series of learning sessions offered in August and September. The Wizard of Oz production was the...

More Than a Memory Lapse: Dementia Care Training in South Dakota

More Than a Memory Lapse: Dementia Care Training in South Dakota

Can’t find your car keys?  Forgot why you walked into a room? Realized too late you were supposed to meet a friend or colleague?  Most everyone has experienced these moments of memory lapse, especially during the back-to-school season when routines are altered and...

Immunizations are Not Just for Children

Immunizations are Not Just for Children

Immunizations not only help your body fight off disease, they help prevent you from spreading them. Though many people associate immunizations with children, as you age many vaccinations wear off and you may need new or booster shots. Based on your age, health...

CMS Announces Updates for Nursing Home Compare

CMS Announces Updates for Nursing Home Compare

Several updates to Nursing Home Compare are noted below: Long-Stay Hospitalization Quality Measure The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to focus on reducing hospitalizations to improve the health and safety of nursing home residents. Over the...

New Leadership Team Rolls Up Sleeves to Exceed Composite Score Goal

New Leadership Team Rolls Up Sleeves to Exceed Composite Score Goal

Nursing homes across the country receive a Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score derived from 13 Long-Stay Quality Measures.  The composite score monitors quality from a systems view and serves a guide to identify areas for quality improvement change. The...

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Nov 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm WebEx
Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.   Join us as we discuss the community-wide involvement in antibiotic stewardship that is spreading throughout Huron, SD. Huron, with a population of just[...]
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Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event. Overview and Purpose: The purpose of this WebEx is to help all healthcare providers learn to use teach-back support patients and families throughout the[...]