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Training & Events

Online trainings

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Lake Superior QIN events

Through our regional Medicare Quality Improvement Program work, we offer a number of training and events. See listings below and find details on the Lake Superior QIN website.


Webinar: National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections

August 27, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

HAIs are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. At any given time, about 1 in every 25 inpatients has an infection related to hospital care.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has identified the reduction of HAIs as an Agency Priority Goal for the Department and is committed to reducing the national rate of HAIs. The National Action Plan to Prevent Health Care-Associated Infections: Road Map to Elimination (HAI Action Plan) has identified new five-year HAI targets for the acute care hospital measures. More >

Webinar: Atypical Antipsychotics: Indications and How to Monitor

August 28, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

This session will discuss commonly prescribed atypical antipsychotic medications and their indications for use in the primary care and ED setting. It will also examine some of the commonly prescribed “typical”, or traditional anti-psychotic agents and how they are used in clinical practice. More >

Webinar: Depression and Chronic Disease: Prevalence, Cost and Interventions

September 16, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

Dr. Briles will discuss how behavioral health conditions impact chronic disease states such as recognizing and addressing depression in patients with chronic disease; understanding the prevalence of depression in diabetes, cardiac disease, and other chronic conditions; understanding the overall disease burden and cost of health care in patients with chronic disease and depression; and identifying behavioral and pharmacological interventions that can assist in treating depression. More >

Rural Palliative Care Networking Group: Cultural Considerations in Advance Care Planning

September 22, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

This webinar will showcase three new multicultural advance care planning (ACP) videos for Latino/Hispanic, Hmong and Somali populations and families. Each video was designed by and for members of each community for intergenerational and culturally respectful use. The videos were specifically designed to acquaint healthcare professionals, families and communities with a broad range of cultural viewpoints while avoiding cultural stereotypes. Participants will view each 6-8 minute video, discuss the breadth of perspectives within each population, and describe how to best use them in personalized clinical and community settings. More >

Webinar: Updates on Adult Immunizations

September 23, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT

Please join us to learn more about an update to the schedule, a review of current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and discuss contraindications and precautions for each vaccine. More >

Webinar: Accelerating Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection

September 24, 12 - 1 p.m. CT

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is an important cause of infectious disease death in the United States. C. difficile was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011. Approximately 83,000 of the patients who developed C. difficile experienced at least one recurrence and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis. This webinar will discuss targeting and implementing CDI prevention strategies in the acute care setting. More >

Webinar: The Alarm (and Restraint) Free Environment

September 24, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

This webinar will identify misconceptions of personal alarm use and benefits of alarm reduction/elimination and identify steps needed to implement an alarm reduction program. More >

Behavioral Health Integration: New Pathways to Care

November 12, Minneapolis

This roundtable will review numerous initiatives supporting development of new pathways to behavioral health care, introduce new ideas and discuss how to incorporate them into the health-care delivery system, and examine the value they can bring and the challenges they will face. A panel of industry experts will outline the steps that must be taken to increase the overall access to mental health care and the broad improvement in population health that this increased access will bring. Stratis Health's Jane Pederson, Medical Affairs Director, is one of the panelists. More>

2015 Care Providers Annual Convention

November 16-18, Bloomington

Members of the Lake Superior QIN’s nursing home team will present on the topics of Root Cause Analysis Toolkit for Long-Term Care and the Change Package (including how to pick a quality improvement project) at the 67th Care Providers Annual Convention & Expo. Through the Medicare QIO Program, Lake Superior QIN is working to improve quality of care and quality of life in nursing homes and seeks to disseminate best practices, information on quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI), and facilitate peer-to-peer learning between nursing home professionals. Stop by our exhibit to learn more about why you should be a part of this National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. For more information, contact Kristi Wergin at 952-853-8561, or Kathie Nichols at 952-853-8590.