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Great Plains QIN Celebrates Ten Years in Business

Great Plains QIN Celebrates Ten Years in Business

We are excited to announce that we have crossed a milestone in the history of our organization. On January 7, Great Plains Quality Innovation Network will celebrate 10 years of doing business; currently serving as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement...

What is the ‘Golden-Hour’ of Sepsis?

What is the ‘Golden-Hour’ of Sepsis?

Sepsis is the systemic inflammatory response to an infection. When sepsis involves one of the major organs it is known as severe sepsis. It is noted that over the last 30 years the mortality rate of severe sepsis has dropped by 80%. The drop in mortality is due to the...

Unmasking Pneumonia: A Closer Look at Symptoms, Types and Prevention

Unmasking Pneumonia: A Closer Look at Symptoms, Types and Prevention

Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by germs, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can be a complication of the flu, but other viruses, bacteria and even fungi can cause pneumonia. Pneumonia and its symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Treatment depends...

Keeping Our Residents and Patients Up-To-Date With Vaccines

Keeping Our Residents and Patients Up-To-Date With Vaccines

Vaccines have greatly reduced diseases that once routinely harmed or killed children and adults. People all over the world—including in the United States—still become seriously ill or even die from diseases that vaccines can help prevent. It is important that you stay...

Midwest Street Medicine: Addressing Homelessness Challenges

Midwest Street Medicine: Addressing Homelessness Challenges

Individuals experiencing homelessness often have complex social dynamics, including mental health or addiction care needs. Many individuals have significant trauma and require multidisciplinary care. This is why peer support and social work are vital. Midwest Street...

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