This consumer fact sheet presents information on the symptoms of pertussis, as well as the benefits and risks of vaccination. The fact sheet is also available in Spanish.
The influenza-fecal immunochemical test (FLU-FIT) and influenza–fecal occult blood test (FLU-FOBT) Programs allow health care providers to increase access to colorectal cancer screening by offering home tests to patients at the time of their annual influenza shots. This Web page offers information and program materials to help providers implement a FLU-FIT or FLU-FOBT Program.
The downloadable materials are provided in an editable format so you can customize them for your...
The Children’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) Format, for EHR system developers, provides information about critical functionality, data elements, and other requirements needed in an EHR system to improve quality measurement and collection of clinical quality data. The information helps address health care needs specific to the care of children, especially those enrolled in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The tool includes a minimum set of data elements and...
The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services includes U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening, counseling, and preventive medication topics and includes clinical considerations for each topic. This new pocket guide is an authoritative source for making decisions about preventive services.
The 2014 guide covers USPSTF new and updated recommendations from 2004 through May 2014, topics in development, background about the USPSTF, and...
Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. It highlights effective communication about infection control practices and ideas for creating a culture of safety in health care institutions to keep patients from getting sicker.
The training promotes these key behaviors:
- Hand washing
This form can help correctional health care professionals effectively manage diseases commonly found in jails, prisons, and juvenile confinement facilities. It is used to follow a patient with a single or multiple chronic diseases. The sheet documents the chronic disease(s) for which the patient is being followed, as well as medications, symptoms, immunizations, test results, and more.
This Web site provides comprehensive government-wide information on seasonal, H1N1 (swine), H5N1 (bird), and pandemic influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policymakers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities. It also provides news, tools, fact sheets, videos, and links to social networking Web sites for the public to connect to local information.
This site is organized into the following sections:...
The Immunizations Toolkit offers specific information and education for nursing home providers, staff, beneficiaries, and families on the benefits of immunization. These benefits include decreased resident hospitalization and vulnerability to pneumonia, as well as decreased staff illness. The kit also offers nursing home providers comprehensive and timely information related to immunization, in addition to sample guidelines and tools needed to run an effective and sustainable resident and...
Vaccine Information Statements are information sheets that public and private providers give to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives to explain the benefits and risks of a vaccine. Federal law requires that Vaccine Information Statements be handed out whenever certain vaccinations are given.
Downloadable Vaccine Information Statements include:
- Multiple vaccines
- Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTaP)
The “Plain Talk About Childhood Immunizations” booklet was developed for parents and provides information about immunizations and the diseases they prevent, the benefits and risks of immunization, assists parents in making an informed decision, and clarifies inaccuracies or misinformation about immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases.
The booklet includes the following information:
- The facts about vaccine-preventable diseases
- The immune system and how...