Patient Safety

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Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) and infections are among the most common adverse patient safety events. Many of these events and deaths are preventable.

Medication errors, drug reactions, overdoses and allergic reactions are all types of ADEs. Fortunately, many ADEs are preventable, can impact positive health outcomes and decrease healthcare costs.

  • 6 percent of American adults, 65 years and older, take at least one medication and 40.7 percent of those have five or more prescriptions
  • Insulin, anticoagulants and opioids are considered ‘high alert’ medications for ADEs
  • 52 percent of ADEs for outpatient settings were preventable and 45 percent of ADEs for inpatient settings were preventable

Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) Infection is a major health threat and causes life-threatening diarrhea that is usually a side-effect of taking antibiotics. In addition:

  • C. diff causes almost half a million illnesses in the United States each year
  • People on antibiotics are 7 to 10 times more likely to get C. diff while on medication and during the month after
  • 1 in 6 patients who get C. diff will get it again in the subsequent 2-8 weeks
  • 1 in 11 people over age 65 died within a month of diagnosis of a healthcare- associated C. diff infection

 

 

Patient Safety Training Events
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.[...]
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Webinar - Getting Started
Great Plains Quality Care Coalition Webinar – Getting Started Please Join Us. Better together!     Learn more about Great Plains Quality Care Coalition (GPQCC). Our team of quality improvement experts will outline the format[...]
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Four Locations in North Dakota (Held Simultaneously)
    This year’s Quality Health Associates of North Dakota Annual Quality Forum—The Power of Progress—is an intentional celebration of successes from across the continuum of care throughout North Dakota represented by professionals who are[...]
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presentation Handout/Slides People living with diabetes are two times more likely to develop and die from cardiovascular disease. Yet, a recent survey of people age 45 and older with type 2 diabetes, showed only about[...]
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Overview and Purpose: Healthcare providers can recommend the best diabetes education options for each individual when they are aware of the availability and purpose for each program. A panel of diabetes healthcare professionals will provide[...]
Jul 25 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.[...]
Jul 11 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Webinar Playback   Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered[...]
Jun 20 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.[...]
Jun 6 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.[...]
May 23 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar series.[...]
May 9 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm WebEx
  Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar[...]
Apr 25 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
  Overview and Purpose: Key patient-centered care topics will be presented in 15-20 minute webinar segments highlighting provider and clinician perspectives while introducing corresponding resources and tools during the Provider Perspectives on Patient-Centered Care webinar[...]
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  WebEx Overview and Purpose: For decades, Stanford University has developed, evaluated, and translated into practice self-management programs for English and Spanish-speakers with chronic health problems, as well as for cancer survivors and caregivers. All[...]
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Following the DASH Eating Plan Following the DASH Eating Plan (Spanish version) New Year, new you! Get lean in 2017. Do you have a similar New Year’s resolution? Many of our patients may have the[...]
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Start WebEx Playback Using EHR to Establish a Workflow Presentation The toll of having a chronic disease such as diabetes can greatly compromise a person’s quality of life.  Evidence-based, self-management education programs have been[...]
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Start WebEx Playback Dr. Palmer’s Presentation WebEx Objectives To provide updated knowledge related to diabetic patient management in primary care as they relate to the new Standards of Practice To provide a review of medical[...]
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Start WebEx Playback Promoting Mobility Access Ms. Lundgren’s Promoting Mobility Presentation We invite you to attend this webinar to learn more about the impact immobility/mobility has on the overall health of the elderly. This[...]
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