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Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit I Say Sepsis. Save Lives

Sepsis Awareness Month Toolkit I Say Sepsis. Save Lives

One of the most important actions we can do in honor of Sepsis Awareness Month is to educate yourself and others about the different sepsis symptoms so that you know what to look out for. You could potentially save a life! Sepsis is the body’s overwhelming and toxic...

Do You Have Hitchhikers in your Building? Infection Control & Prevention I September 7, 2022

Do You Have Hitchhikers in your Building? Infection Control & Prevention I September 7, 2022

Bacteria hitchhike and latch on to surfaces and hands, so reducing this risk, must be part of an organization's Infection Prevention Control program. Infections in our older adult population have high mortality rates and contaminated environmental surfaces is often a...

Join Our Quality Improvement Team

Join Our Quality Improvement Team

As a Medicare Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), we provide technical assistance to healthcare providers across all settings to achieve the aims of better health care, improved health, safer care and lower healthcare costs....

Immunize South Dakota Conference: Bridging the Gap I August 2, 2022

Immunize South Dakota Conference: Bridging the Gap I August 2, 2022

A few days left to register for the 6th annual Immunize SD Conference: Bridging the Gap on August 2. This conference is perfectly timed to Bridge the Gap between knowledge and action, between action and access and between access and trust. Intended to promote access...

Bringing Awareness to the Unique Struggles Minority Communities Face Regarding Mental Illness

Bringing Awareness to the Unique Struggles Minority Communities Face Regarding Mental Illness

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for racial and...

Mini Virtual Conference: Navigating Late Stages of Dementia for Caregivers I August 4, 2022

Mini Virtual Conference: Navigating Late Stages of Dementia for Caregivers I August 4, 2022

FREE learning opportunity for providers, healthcare professionals and caregivers. A 4-hour mini-conference that will involve presentations on late stages of dementia, hospice vs. palliative care and managing end-of-life care for people living with dementia followed by...

In Case You Missed It: Infection Control in Respiratory Therapy Practices

In Case You Missed It: Infection Control in Respiratory Therapy Practices

Jessica Danko shared her knowledge and expertise on the topic of infection control in respiratory therapy practices on June 21, via a Webinar hosted by Great Plains QIN. Danko has a wealth of knowledge in respiratory care and healthcare management. Her systemic...

Building a Team of Patient Advocates at the Center for Family Medicine

Building a Team of Patient Advocates at the Center for Family Medicine

Trying to understand an acute or chronic health concern can be confusing. Lacking transportation or money for prescription medication adds to the frustration.  Melissa Nielsen is building a team of patient advocates by integrating community health workers (CHWs) at...