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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...

Infections Become More Common Outside of Hospitals

Infections Become More Common Outside of Hospitals

Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-um dif-uh-SEEL), often called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. On November 25, NPR reported that C. diff, first seen as a problem...

Safe Injections: One and Only Campaign

Safe Injections: One and Only Campaign

The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The...

Roland Receives Legendary Nurse Award

Roland Receives Legendary Nurse Award

  The 2018 Legendary Nurse Awards banquet was held on October 25 in Bismarck, ND, honoring nurses from across the state of North Dakota in several categories. Of the 50 nominations submitted, Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Specialist, Jean Roland, RN, BSN,...

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...

Opportunity to Learn More About Infection Prevention and Control

Opportunity to Learn More About Infection Prevention and Control

Want to learn more about infection prevention and control; with an emphasis on C.difficile, norovirus and MRSA? Dr. Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS, the Medical Director at the Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) recently presented on this...

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            How are immunizations, antibiotic use and sepsis related? How can an increased knowledge impact your organization’s practices? How will a better understanding improve the lives of your patients?   Want to[...]
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  Register Now Presentation materials will be posted prior to the event.   We know that patients who are co-prescribed opioid therapies and benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives, are at an increased risk of hospitalization[...]
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Register Now Presentation/Slide Handout The 2019 Quality Payment Program final rule issued various changes to the MIPS Promoting Interoperability (PI) category and measures. Because CMS aims to align the PI programs with the overall agency[...]