Resources for Immunization Professionals
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The Office of Healthcare Quality (OHQ) and the HHS Partnership for Patients are pleased to announce the official release of the WAVE campaign. WAVE stands for:
"W" - Wash Hands
"A" - Ask Questions
"V" - Vaccinate
"E" - Ensure Safety
The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services sent this bulletin 01/12/2012, on Family/Caregiver Educational Materials for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The WAVE brochure and wallet card are designed so that family members and caregivers can educate themselves about HAIs and the steps they can take to protect their loved ones.
The IHS RPMS Pre-Recorded Training Sessions webpage contains 2 videos and 3 presentation slides on the RPMS Immunizationn Package.
- Version 8.5*1-Manager's Menu (SWF - 201MB)
- Version 8.5*1-Manager Menu (PPTX - 1.4MB)
- Version 8.5*1-Patient Menu/Lists and Letters (SWF - 244MB)
- Version 8.5*1-Patient Menu (PPTX - 1.9MB)
- Version 8.5*1-Reports Menu (PPTX - 2.2MB)
The PowerPoint Presentation that was used in the Manager's Menu WebEx is also available for download: ImmunizationPkg-ManagersMenu.pdf (2/16/2012 - PDF - 1.5MB)
Sept. 22, 2010 - Now available for on-demand viewing! Pertussis webinar featuring Mark Sawyer, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist and professor of clinical pediatrics, University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Sawyer is a distinguished member of the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and President of the California Immunization Coalition (CIC).
View Webinar Now (WMV) (1 hour, including recorded Q&A session)
Download participant pertussis questions answered after live event (PDF 109KB) (Q&A document, 6 pages)
Download PPT slide handouts (PDF 590KB) (15 pages)
Recommended for physicians and allied health care personnel in clinical practice, particularly:
- Physicians Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners
- Family practice physicians
- Community clinics
- Adult medicine physicians
This 1 hour presentation, originally debuted on September 2, 2010, provides the latest information on California's 2010 pertussis epidemic including epidemiological distribution and vulnerable populations along with a detailed review of California's expanded recommendations for immunizing children and adults.
Participants will learn how to:
- recognize pertussis disease for early intervention
- get appropriate diagnostic testing
- deliver effective treatments for at-risk patients
- reduce disease transmission and
- explain Tdap and DTaP recommendations to your patients and community
This webinar is cosponsored by the California Immunization Coalition.
Find quarterly reports to support immunization coverage and user population data at the website listed below. Please note, you will have to scroll down the page to access both Excel and Word documents.
- National IHS Reports (Includes CA Area Data)
- National Immunization Reporting System (NIRS) Training (Link to IHS PPT file 656KB) Instructions for Quarterly Immunization Reporting through NIRS
- Report Forms for Non-RPMS sites
- California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch
- California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch, for Healthcare Professionals
- California Department of Public Health, Letter (PDF 207KB) to all pediatric health care providers regarding recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) General Recommendations on Immunization, 2011 Immunization Schedules for Persons 0-18, and reminder about Pertussis (Tdap) school requirements.
- California Statewide Immunization Information System a collaboration of immunization registries that ensures the secure, electronic exchange of immunization records to support the elimination of vaccine preventable diseases.
- CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) letter of recommendation dated August 6, 2010, from Dr. Schuchat, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, regarding the vaccination for all persons 6 months of age and older.
- CDC “Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Disease” (Pink Book)
- CDC Information on Vaccinations for American Indians & Alaska Natives
- CDC MMWR Report - Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel 2/14/2006 - Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
- CDC-TV, Get the Picture-childhood immunizations
- The Community Guide The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.
- Current CDC Adult Immunization Schedule
- Current CDC Childhood & Adolescent Immunization Schedule
- IHS Division of Epidemiology website Immunizations webpage
- IHS Seasonal Influenza website
- IHS Seasonal Influenza website, 2011-2012 Successful Strategies to Increase Flu Vaccination Videos
- Immunization Action Coalition's "Reliable Sources of Immunization Information" Where to go to find answers! (PDF 180KB)
- RPMS Immunization Reporting Package - Overview
- RPMS Immunization package User Manual (PDF 850KB)
- RPMS - Creating a template of Patients (PDF 42KB)
- RPMS - iCare Instructions for Immunizations - Pt. 1 (PDF 172KB)
- RPMS - iCare Instructions for Immunizations - Pt. 2 (PDF 1.5M)
California Department of Health Services - Immunization Branch has menus, publications, and resources supporting both public and private efforts to protect Californians from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Centers for Disease Control American Indian/Alaska Native Immunization Website
Centers for Disease Control's Vaccines & Immunizations section has information for the public, healthcare providers, partner organizations, and the media. Topics include vaccine safety, guidelines, patient education, research and development, and current vaccine recalls.
"Healthy People 2020" is provided by the Healthy People 2020 program, which is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Included are national health goals, objectives, and publications. Healthy People 2020 Brochure: Updated with LHI's (Link to Healthy People PDF 948KB)
Immunization Action Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and responsibility for appropriate immunization of all people. The website is a clearinghouse of information about vaccine-preventable diseases.
Immunization resources for Women The site offers immunization related information for patients as well as OB-GYN providers.
Immunization Update to California Tribal Health Program Directors (PDF 458KB) - CA IHS Program Directors Meeting, November 14, 2012
National Network for Immunization Information (NNii) NNii provides up-to-date information regarding immunization research and policy.