Categories

Healthcare Infections News Posts

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of May 25, 2020

CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of May 25, 2020

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and...

Unintended Harm from Exposure to Common Viruses

Unintended Harm from Exposure to Common Viruses

A simple touch or a laugh can be enough to spread an infectious disease and trigger a major health crisis. Exposure to common viruses is unavoidable and vaccination is the strongest form of protection for every age.  While previously common childhood diseases have...

National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign Changes

National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign Changes

Passing along pertinent information from the The National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign team. In September 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractors continued the work of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing...

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 &...

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...

Strong Beyond the Call: Recognizing the Value of EMS Professionals

Strong Beyond the Call: Recognizing the Value of EMS Professionals

Residents of rural and frontier areas rely on local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals and volunteers to provide life-saving care when time is of the essence. These first responders become the faces and voices for those in healthcare crisis. In addition...

Champion Clean Care – It’s In Your Hands!

Champion Clean Care – It’s In Your Hands!

Protect yourself and your patients from potentially deadly germs by cleaning your hands. Be sure you clean your hands the right way at the right times. Simple hand hygiene is a practical and evidence-based approach with demonstrated impact on quality of care and...

Upcoming Events

Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Sep 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly[...]
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diabetes Care TeleECHO Virtual Learning Network – Invitation to Participate Brought to you by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. Healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to participate.[...]
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Free
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network team will host a ‘Huddle’ after each Project TeleEcho – Geriatric and Age Friendly Care session hosted by the University of North Dakota. These huddles will further the discussion[...]
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Diabetes Care TeleECHO Virtual Learning Network – Invitation to Participate Brought to you by the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. Healthcare professionals in North Dakota and South Dakota are invited to participate.[...]
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Open to healthcare providers in North Dakota and South Dakota The University of North Dakota is hosting a Project TeleEcho™ – Geriatric and Age Friendly care; utilizing the Age Friendly Health Systems 4Ms Model of Care.[...]
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This interactive session will allow participants to test their knowledge about medications that are potentially inappropriate in older adults. Attendees will learn about polypharmacy as well as the associated risks. Get Registered   Objectives 1.[...]
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 PM CT) Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower[...]
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices[...]