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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...

Injection Safety: Making Care Safer for Your Staff and Patients

Injection Safety: Making Care Safer for Your Staff and Patients

A no-cost course Injection Safety Course (with continuing education credits available) can be found on the new, updated Nebraska One and Only Campaign web page. You and your staff can use this course to become a Safe Injection Champion and make your workplace safer...