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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.


Three-Part Webinar Series | Webinar 2: Nursing Home C. difficile Initiative

August 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar is the second of a three-part series for the Nursing Home C. difficile Initiative. As members of this initiative, long term care facilities will help to establish a national baseline for C. difficile in nursing homes, while gaining valuable skills and resources related to quality reporting and improvement. More >

Webinar: Developing a Regional Approach to CDI Prevention

August 25, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Whether you work in a nursing home, clinic or hospital, CDI is a communal healthcare problem. Every healthcare professional must do their part to decrease CDIs within their facility as well as other facilities. Hear from Erin Epson, MD, from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), on a unique CDI prevention approach that focuses on bringing together all healthcare facilities to combat CDI on a community level, rather than just within the four walls of a facility. More >

Three-Part Webinar Series | MDS: Part 2

August 25, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

MDS Part 2: Sections C, D, F and J: Capturing Resident Voice through Resident Interviews. Person-centered care is a focal point for improving resident outcomes, regulatory compliance and higher QM ratings. The RAI process harnesses resident voice through MDS Sections C, D, F and J, but is often underrated in its positive impact on resident outcomes. Social services, activities, and nurses all have an impact on data in these sections, but how often do all three disciplines collaborate in coding? This webinar is sponsored by American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). More >

Webinar: Wisconsin Antibiotic Stewardship Targeted Assessment for Prevention (WiTAP)

August 30, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Patients need information to make health care decisions. Talking to patients has a great impact on patient engagement, compliance, and health outcomes. This health literacy webinar shows strategies for using targeted conversations in patient education and communication. More >

Webinar: The Older Person in Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment

September 8, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Pain in older people diminishes quality of life. Diagnosing older persons’ pain can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Learn why and methods of overcoming barriers to diagnosing and treating pain in the older population. Objectives are to describe the population distribution according to age, explain why the older person’s pain is difficult to diagnose, express causes of pain in the older person, improve communication with older persons, and verbalize treatment options for pain in the older person. More >

Webinar | Understanding Opioids: From Neurobiology to Treatment, Including Strategies to Combat Overdose and Misuse

September 15, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This webinar is designed to provide the participant an overview of opioids, licit and Illicit. It will cover opioid types, physiology and neurobiology and opioid effects. It will also cover abuse and dependence to opioids, current treatment modalities, including Medication Assisted Treatment, as well strategies to combat opioid overdose and misuse. More >

Three-Part Webinar Series | Webinar 3: Nursing Home C. difficile Initiative

September 21, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar is the third of a three-part series for participants in the C. difficile Initiative. Webinar 3 of 3 focuses on tools, protocol, and data documentation. As members of this initiative, long term care facilities will help to establish a national baseline for C. difficile in nursing homes, while gaining valuable skills and resources related to quality reporting and improvement. More >

Three-Part Webinar Series: MDS – Part 3

September 22, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

MDS Part 3: Understanding Quality Measures and Avoiding Common Pitfalls. The Federal Quality Measures continue to be the focal point of the faculty report card on Nursing Home Compare and serve as a baseline for developing value-based payment systems for Medicare. Having a clear understanding of how QMs are captured and how to build a strong QM program is more important than ever. This webinar will help you to connect QM scores to Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) plans. More >

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 | 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.