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Food Safety for Moms-to-Be Toolkit 11/29/07

This educational kit is intended for nurses, midwives, and other educators who make presentations on food safety for pregnant women. The materials are available in English and Spanish.

The tool kit contains the following materials:

  • Educator’s resource guide
    • Pregnancy and foodborne illness: Frequently asked questions
    • Four simple steps to food safety
    • Foodborne risks for moms-to-be
    • Special precautions for moms-to-be
    • ...
Essentials of Public Reporting of Health Care-Associated Infections: A Toolkit 11/29/07

This toolkit was created to assist States and health care facilities facing legislative mandates to publicly report health care-associated infections by providing guidance on components necessary for a meaningful reporting system. It details recommended steps, including the identification or creation of a responsible agency at the State level, personnel for data collection and quality improvement, strategies to prevent unintended consequences of public reporting, and recommended outcome...

SBAR Technique for Communication: A Situational Briefing Model 11/29/07

The SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) technique and tools provide a framework for communication between members of the health care team about a patient’s condition. SBAR is an easy-to-remember, concrete mechanism for framing any conversation requiring a clinician’s immediate attention and action. Free registration and login are required to download the tool.

This tool includes two components:

  • SBAR report to physician about a critical situation:...
FluWorkLoss 1.0 11/29/07

FluWorkLoss 1.0 is a spreadsheet software tool that estimates the potential number of days lost from work due to an influenza pandemic. Users can change almost any input value, such as the number of workdays assumed lost when a worker becomes ill or the number of workdays lost due to a worker staying home to care for a family member. Users can also change the length and virulence of the pandemic so that a range of possible impacts can be estimated. FluWorkLoss provides a range of estimates...

Color-coded Wristband Standardization in Arizona Implementation Toolkit 11/29/07

This toolkit can help hospitals implement a standardized color-coded wristband system, using Arizona's model. In 2006, Arizona hospitals began a Statewide initiative to use color-coded wristbands to help hospital workers identify at-risk patients, including those who have do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, allergies, or who are at risk for falls. Since many health care workers practice at more than one hospital, standardized wristband colors help them avoid confusion and possible medical error...

Hurricane Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and Podcasts 11/29/07

This Web site provides access to public service announcements (PSAs) and podcasts on topics related to hurricane safety. Users can download PSAs and podcasts directly from the site or subscribe to receive a different hurricane podcast each week during hurricane season. The site includes scripts for all messages, as well as audio files for most. Some messages are also available in video and/or American Sign Language format. All messages are also available in Spanish.

This Web...

Post-Acute Transfer Form 11/29/07

This form is used to standardize information transferred between acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities throughout the four-county northeastern Ohio region. It may be adapted for use in other areas. It includes information on medications, activities of daily living, orders, and special care needs.

Are You Pregnant? Help Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep! 11/29/07

This brochure includes information about group B strep (GBS) and steps that pregnant women can take before they go into labor and when their water breaks to prevent their baby from being infected with GBS.

Topics include:

  • What is GBS?
  • Being a carrier for these bacteria does not mean you have an infection.
  • Ask your doctor for a GBS test when you are 35 to 37 weeks pregnant.
  • The antibiotic is only given during labor.
  • What you can do before...

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