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Key Facts About Hurricane Readiness 12/17/07

This tool provides key facts about hurricane preparedness and evacuation.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Preparing for a hurricane
  • Emergency supplies you will need
  • Preparing to evacuate
  • If you are ordered to evacuate
  • If you are ordered NOT to evacuate

 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Guidelines 12/17/07

This Web page provides seven guidelines for preventing exposure to carbon monoxide in the home.

A PDF version of this tool can be downloaded in English, as well as the following languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Khmer
  • Haitian Creole
  • Kurdish
  • Lao
  • Portuguese
  • Somali
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
  • Tigrinya
Keep Food and Water Safe After a Disaster or Power Outage 12/17/07

This tool provides information about how to keep food and water safe after a natural disaster or power outage. It is organized into the following sections:

  • Food
    • Identify and throw away food that may not be safe to eat
    • Storing food safely
    • Feeding infants and young children
    • Clean and sanitize food-contact surfaces
  • Water
  • Related resources
Health Information Technology Costs & Benefits Database 12/17/07

This database contains literature articles about the costs and/or benefits of health information technology (HIT) and is searchable in a variety of ways. The Web site also contains information about how the database was developed and about barriers to the implementation of HIT.

This Web page includes the following sections:

  • Search database according to the following criteria:
    • HIT elements
    • Institute of Medicine categories
    • Types of health...
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide 12/17/07

This guide provides information about Web sites that sell medications, offers tips when purchasing medications online, and offers suggestions for consumers looking for a safe Web site. The guide is available as both a Web page and a brochure, in both English and Spanish.

Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings Supplemental Slides 12/17/07

This slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Supplemental” may be used in conjunction with the slide set “Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings - Core” and can be customized by inserting hospital-specific data.

This slide set addresses the reasons for health care workers to practice good hand hygiene and includes question and answer slides to be used in an interactive presentation.

Checklist of Hand Hygiene Interventions 12/17/07

This checklist offers interventions to increase overall compliance with hand hygiene guidelines in a health care setting.

The interventions on this checklist address the following areas:

  • Making changes on the walls and countertops and in the supply closet
  • Actions for infection control professionals, patient safety managers, quality managers, nurses, and supply personnel
  • Required policies/rules/training/awareness
  • Promoting culture change
  • Agency...
Quick Health Data Online 12/17/07

This database provides State- and county-level health data for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions. Data are available by gender and race/ethnicity and come from a variety of National and State sources. Users can generate custom tables, graphs, and maps.

Database users follow a three-step process:

  1. Select variables, from among 11 categories:
    • Health care access
    • Codes and status for geographic area
    • ...
Medicines In My Home 12/17/07

Medicines In My Home is an interactive educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. It includes materials geared to both students and adults.

This Web site is divided into four sections:

  • Teachers’ room
    • Course description and objectives
    • Teachers’ kit
      • Classroom lesson materials
        • Medicines in my home: Information for students on using OTC medicines safely
        • Classroom lesson on safe OTC...
My Medication Record 12/17/07

Patients can use this form to keep track of all their medicines and supplements. Patients are encouraged to show it to their doctors and pharmacist at each visit and ask them to check for unnecessary duplications or medicines that could interact to cause harm.

This form includes the following fields to be completed by the patient:

  • Name of medicine or product
  • How much do I take?
  • When and how do I take it?
  • Why do I take it?
  • Start...

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