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Training & Events

Online trainings

See available recorded training sessions.


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 | Community-Based Palliative Care: The Journeys of Two Programs

September 27, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Community-based palliative care provides a different and unique approach to end-of-life care compared to inpatient palliative care. FirstLight Health System and Lakewood Health System, two rural Minnesota communities with community-based palliative care will describe the journey and the steps they took to develop palliative care programs in their respective communities. Learn about their opportunities, challenges, and how they sustain their programs. More >

2016 CHAIN Fall Conference

September 28, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m., Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center

Learn about the latest evidence-based approaches for reducing and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in Minnesota. New at this year's conference is recognition of the winner of the inaugural CHAIN Award for Excellence in Infection Prevention. If you know of an individual or team in a hospital setting that has done great work to reduce the incidence of HAIs, submit a nomination. Conference registration is free. More details to come. Register.

Webinar: Delivering Serious News & Empathic Communication Skills

October 4, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Learn to deliver serious health care news, understand the patient’s emotional response to the news, and help the recipient to make decisions based on the information you’ve provided. More >

Webinar | Nutrition and Pressure Injuries: Putting the New Guidelines into Practice

October 6, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

A National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel webinar to present the nutrition recommendations for pressure injury prevention and treatment strategies. Objectives are to discuss the nutrition recommendations for pressure injury prevention and treatment, explore strategies to implement the guidelines to optimize tissue synthesis, and develop an action plan to implement nutrition recommendations of the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. More >

Webinar | Clostridium difficile: The Bug, The Battle & How to Block

October 19, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sue Burns, medical science liaison for PDI Healthcare, will be discussing Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria and why it’s a concern within healthcare today. Participants will learn how to describe Clostridium difficile bacteria, discuss how and why C. difficile is a concern within healthcare today, and methods of prevention and avoiding transmission. More >

Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety (MAPS) Conference

October 27-28, Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Park

The keynote speaker is Regina Holliday, often called the "Rosa Parks of Health Care" for her advocacy role in the participatory medicine movement. 20 educational breakout sessions feature solutions-oriented projects and strategies. Stratis Health is pleased to sponsor this event. Register

  • Thursday, October 27, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
    Moving Patient Safety Forward through Measurement. Jennifer Lundblad, Ph.D., president and CEO, Stratis Health. Patient safety is consistently a high priority for health care delivery organizations and for patients and families. However, hospital safety measures currently reported at state and national levels don’t provide a comprehensive picture for patients or hospitals. The Hospital Quality Reporting Steering Committee has developed a patient safety composite measure. Engage in a lively discussion about using measurement to advance patient safety.

Webinar: Eliciting Goals of Care for Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions

November 1, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Objectives for this webinar are to describe the steps involved in eliciting goals for life-sustaining treatment, describe the difference between advance directives and POLST forms, and use recommended phrases when conducting goals of care conversations about life-sustaining treatments. More >