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15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

15th Annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum – Register Today!

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Updates Available: Shingles Vaccine Recommendations

Updates Available: Shingles Vaccine Recommendations

CDC Updates its Shingles Disease and Vaccine Webpages to Reflect the New ACIP Vaccination Recommendations A new shingles vaccine, Shingrix, was licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017. The CDC recommends that healthy adults 50 years and older...

Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on Record, CDC Says

Influenza Hospitalizations Highest on Record, CDC Says

According to health officials, this year's flu season has now sent more people to the hospital with the illness than in nearly a decade. Officials said they are particularly concerned about the season's hospitalization rate — 51.4 per 100,000 people — which is already...

Updated Immunization Schedules Available

Updated Immunization Schedules Available

The 2018 Children and Adolescents and Adults Immunization Schedules are now available online. You can access the updated schedules on the CDC Web site. Versions are available for healthcare professionals and the general public. For healthcare professionals:...

The Link Between Influenza and Sepsis

The Link Between Influenza and Sepsis

This year's influenza season has hit hard across the globe. Most people who get the flu fully recover, however, the flu can lead to major health complications, including sepsis. Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage,...

Nurses: Be FLU-Ready!

Nurses: Be FLU-Ready!

We are deep into flu season and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting widespread activity across most of the United State. Influenza especially poses a serious threat to certain populations; however, everyone is at risk for influenza and...

Flu Symptoms on the Rise

Flu Symptoms on the Rise

The flu season is in its early phases and the number of individuals seeking health care for symptoms similar to influenza is over twice the national baseline. Widespread flu activity is being reported across the country and the Centers for Disease Control and...

CDC Influenza and Antiviral Treatment Advisory

CDC Influenza and Antiviral Treatment Advisory

  Based on the December 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Alert Network, influenza activity has increased significantly with influenza A(H3N2) viruses predominating so far this season. Now, more than ever, it is very important to vaccinate...

Seasons Greetings – Tips and Resources

Seasons Greetings – Tips and Resources

Our favorite season is finally here! Now is the time to enjoy time with family and friends, be grateful and reflect on what’s important in your life. While the holiday season brings joy to many, often we forget the importance of safety and health. Proper planning and...

Upcoming Events

Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Participation Instructions: Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start. https://qualitynet.webex.com Locate the event, click “Join” Enter your name and email Enter the password: Trauma (If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes[...]
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Register Now Improving care for people with multiple chronic conditions that are often complicated by patients’ limited ability to care for themselves independently and by their complex social needs will help improve the performance of[...]
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), there are 4 performance categories that affect future Medicare payments. Each performance category is scored by itself and has a specific weight that is part of[...]
Jun 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:40 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
Register Now Detailed registration brochure  Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska invites you to attend the 15th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a[...]
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Geneva Senior Center
Join us for a FREE workshop on June 6th to learn about managing diabetes. This workshop will focus on; Managing Blood Sugars, Eating Healthy, Exercising, Coping with Diabetes Managing Medications and Preventing Complications. Each session[...]
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register Now Incontinence is a prevalent condition among nursing home residents and can cause hygienic problems, skin problems and may lead to impairment in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). It also has implications for resident dignity,[...]
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Register Now Learn the recommended techniques for taking blood pressure (BP). Evaluation of blood pressure is essential in assessing cardiovascular health. As a standard part of many physicians’ office workflows, measuring blood pressure may seem[...]