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National EMS Week: Beyond the Call

National EMS Week: Beyond the Call

EMS practitioners are often a sepsis patient’s first contact into the healthcare system and in severe cases, the timely assessment and treatment they provide can greatly impact patient outcomes. EMS practitioners are uniquely positioned to improve the early and vital...

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...

Challenges for Sepsis Survivors

Challenges for Sepsis Survivors

Post-Sepsis Life: A Challenge for Many Survivors and their Loved Ones The National Sepsis Alliance recently shared information on what life looks like after sepsis. The article provides insight as to what follows after you are told you can go home. Every year, over 1...

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

  How are immunizations, antibiotics and sepsis related and how might this impact you? Dr. Steven Q. Simpson, Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld and Dr. Archana Chatterjee discussed the connection of these topics and identified the provider community's role in educating...

Annual Cost of Sepsis Readmissions is $3.5 Billion

Annual Cost of Sepsis Readmissions is $3.5 Billion

Health Leaders recently reported that the annual cost of sepsis readmissions is estimated to be about half the annual cost of all four conditions (acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia) in the...

New Resource: Sepsis and Aging Community Education Presentation

New Resource: Sepsis and Aging Community Education Presentation

According to the Sepsis Alliance more than 80% of septic patients are older adults (50+).The Sepsis Alliance announces the release of Sepsis and Aging Community Education Presentation, a do-it-yourself (DIY) presentation toolkit to help educate older...

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

Connecting the Dots: Antibiotics, Immunizations and Sepsis

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network – Nebraska is hosting a series of events on April 8 and 9, 2019 in Norfolk, Nebraska. Experts and champions of healthcare will discuss…. How are immunizations, antibiotic use and sepsis related? How can an increased...

Rural First Responders Alert for Signs of Sepsis

Rural First Responders Alert for Signs of Sepsis

  Cars pull to the side and everyone takes note of the flashing lights and blaring siren of the local ambulance. Well before the lights and sirens, community volunteers in rural areas heard the rally call to become first responders for friends and neighbors in...

1.4 Million Survive Sepsis Each Year. Let’s Celebrate Them!

1.4 Million Survive Sepsis Each Year. Let’s Celebrate Them!

It is #SepsisSurvivor Week [February 10 - 16] Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. In the United States, sepsis takes a life every two minutes. Fortunately, millions...

SIM-ND Provides Sepsis Education to Emergency Personnel

SIM-ND Provides Sepsis Education to Emergency Personnel

Simulation in Motion-ND (SIM-ND) provided sepsis training at the Northwest Regional EMS Conference on January 18, 2019. SIM-ND is a unique, statewide, mobile education system with four large trucks outfitted with high fidelity human patient simulators, or computerized...

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Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Jun 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center - LaVista
You are invited to attend the 16th annual Nebraska Healthcare Quality Forum hosted by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network (QIN) – Nebraska. The key to healthcare success is for individuals and organizations within a[...]