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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...

Sepsis Alliance Releases Sepsis Caregiver Guide

Sepsis Alliance Releases Sepsis Caregiver Guide

When A Loved One Has Sepsis: A Caregiver’s Guide is a newly-released, free, downloadable resource to help friends and family support and care for loved ones with sepsis and sepsis survivors. Sepsis, the body’s life-threatening reaction to an infection, affects 1.7...

Getting Out Into the Community….

Getting Out Into the Community….

The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network - Nebraska team attended the PATCH (Planned Approach to Community Health) Health Fair in Norfolk, Nebraska in mid-September. "Our goal was to connect with and engage fair attendees to educate and improve their knowledge of...

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...

Upcoming Events

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[...]
May 10 all-day Hyatt Regency
Registration now open and full agenda available! 11th annual Summit on Quality May 10 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kansas → Register online → View full agenda Make plans to join Kansas Healthcare Collaborative[...]
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Participation Instructions: Pre-registration is not required. Please join 15 minutes prior to start. https://qualitynet.webex.com/ec Locate the event, click “Join” Enter your name and email Enter the password: ICD (If a dialogue box appears, click run. Set-up takes[...]
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now Improving the Patient Experience Learning and Action Network Series Healthcare is personal. Any individual in need of healthcare services becomes vulnerable. The level of comfort and confidence relayed by healthcare professionals at every[...]
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Northeast Community College - Lifelong Learning Center
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Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Northeast Community College; Lifelong Learning Center
            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[...]
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Northeast Community College, Life Long Learning Center
Register Now Join national sepsis expert and champion, Dr. Steven Q. Simpson as he facilitates learning and discussion on the critical role of EMS in the early recognition and management of septic patients through the[...]
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Mid-Plains Community College North Platte, Nebraska Thursday, March 28, 2019 Holthus Convention Center York, Nebraska Register Now Want to see how others have implemented quality concepts into best practices for patient[...]
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  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[...]
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register Now 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 initiatives directed[...]