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Sepsis Intervention List
Download this one-page handout the TMF Quality Innovation Network to find evidence-based initiatives developed to improve sepsis outcomes.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/29/2024    Date Last Modified: May 29 2024 12:48PM  
Inter-Hospital Transfer a Risk Factor for Hospital-Associated Infection
This study found that surgical patients who are transferred to a regional multi-hospital system have a higher risk for hospital-aquired infections.
Web link    Date Added: 05/24/2024    Date Last Modified: May 24 2024 2:40PM  
Survey Says Vaccines Matter Quickinar
Watch this short, recorded webinar to get the most recent information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 05/20/2024    Date Last Modified: May 20 2024 2:31PM  
Increase Patient Safety, Infection Prevention and Control in the Community Change Package
The TMF Quality Innovation Network developed this document to assist health care professionals to increase patient safety by reducing C. diff rates and improving antibiotic stewardship in health care facilities serving high-risk fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/10/2024    Date Last Modified: May 10 2024 8:46AM  
How can I Get Ahead of Sepsis?
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to find information on ways to prevent sepsis and how to respond if they do get sepsis.
Web link    Date Added: 04/26/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2024 2:03PM  
Sepsis Information Guides
Sepsis Alliance has a library of sepsis information guides that cover dozens of sepsis-related topics. Download the guides, which are available in a high-resolution format, to print and distribute to patients, families, co-workers, friends, and other professionals.
Web link    Date Added: 04/26/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2024 1:46PM  
Sepsis Basics Prevention: Vaccines
Infection prevention is the only way to prevent sepsis. Fortunately, we can significantly reduce the risk of infection by using prevention measures such as regular hand washing and isolating ourselves if we are ill. Getting vaccines that target certain illnesses is another important way to reduce the risk of contracting infections.
Web link    Date Added: 04/26/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2024 1:42PM  
COVID-19 Vaccine Finder flyer
Health care providers can download this colorful flyer to remind patients and family members to get their updated COVID-19 vaccine.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/03/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 3 2024 2:02PM  
COVID backlash could leave the U.S. less ready for next pandemic
This article suggests that the next viral threat to the United States could result in more illness than was seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Web link    Date Added: 04/03/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 11 2024 1:17PM  
Healthier Together: Make the flu shot a 'must' shot
List to this webinar recording to get ideas on how health care providers can encourage their patients to get the flu vaccine. TMF Quality Innovation Network quality improvement specialists share strategies other providers have used to address vaccine hesitancy and boost vaccine rates.
WebEx    Date Added: 03/18/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 25 2024 9:53AM  
COVID-19 Vaccinations: Why it's still important to get up-to-date vaccines
In this recorded presentation from the TMF Quality Innovation Network, health care providers get strategies they can use to promote and administer COVID-19 vaccinations within their communities.
WebEx    Date Added: 03/14/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 14 2024 1:28PM  
COVID-19 Vaccination Intervention List
Download this two-page handout the TMF Quality Innovation Network developed to help health care providers increase COVID-19 immunization rates in their communities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/16/2024    Date Last Modified: Jan 16 2024 10:16AM  
Wound Care Zone Tool
Patients can use this resource to help determine when to call the doctor (the Yellow Zone) and when to seek emergency help (the Red Zone).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/11/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 11 2023 1:20PM  
Influenza Vaccinations: Making a Strong Recommendation
In this recorded presentation, from the TMF Quality Innovation Network, health care providers get strategies they can use to promote and administer influenza vaccinations within their communities.
Video    Date Added: 11/07/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 7 2023 6:28AM  
Pneumococcal Vaccinations: Making a Difference in Your Community
In this recorded presentation, quality improvement specialists from the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization identify individuals who are most at risk for developing pneumococcal disease. This presentation also offers strategies health care providers can use to promote and administer vaccinations within their communities.
Video    Date Added: 10/25/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 27 2023 2:23PM  
Vaccine Process Tool
Use this tool to identify process gaps and improvement opportunities related to influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19 vaccines.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/18/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 20 2023 6:23PM  
Influenza Immunization
Download this two-page list of resources that you, your staff and other stakeholders can review to learn more about influenza. Providers can share these resources with Medicare beneficiaries to encourage them to get their annual flu shot.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 5 2023 1:12PM  
Preventing Pneumococcal Disease In Adults Are You At Risk?
Providers can share this fact sheet with their patients to encourage them to get vaccinated for pneumococcal disease.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/11/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 11 2023 9:15AM  
Malaria In Texas: What You Need To Know
Several malaria cases have been recently detected in Texas and Florida, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Rebecca Fischer, an infectious disease epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health discussed what steps pubic health officials have taken to respond to this outbreak.
Web link    Date Added: 08/07/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 7 2023 12:11PM  
Prevent Mosquito-borne Diseases
This flyer discusses mosquito-borne diseases and shares tips on how people can protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/26/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 26 2023 2:46PM  
The U.S. has One of the Safest Food Supplies in the World
In this blog post, Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner of Food and Drugs, writes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration works hard to ensure that the American food supply is safe. The agency has been using advanced technology to cut back on foodborne illness cases.
Web link    Date Added: 04/14/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2023 8:15AM  
What Older Americans Need to Know About Taking Paxlovid
If you are 65 and older catching COVID-19 for the first time, or are experiencing a repeat infection, the message from infectious disease experts and geriatricians is clear: Seek treatment with antiviral therapy, preferably Paxlovid.
Web link    Date Added: 03/09/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 9 2023 12:11PM  
Medicare Part D eliminates recipients’ out-of-pocket costs for all ACIP-recommended vaccines
On January 1, 2023, the Inflation Reduction Act eliminated out-of-pocket costs for Medicare Part D beneficiaries who get vaccines recommended for adults by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). People with Medicare’s prescription drug coverage will pay no deductible and will not be responsible for any cost-sharing for ACIP-recommended vaccines, including shingles vaccine, Tdap and travel vaccines.
Web link    Date Added: 03/09/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 9 2023 12:20PM  
COVID-19 Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers
COVID-19 is challenging to explain, live through and communicate about. The materials on this webpage were created to help make communicating about COVID-19 a little easier. Choose from videos, posters, social stories and interactive activities to best meet your communication needs.
Web link    Date Added: 02/20/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 20 2023 7:23AM  
Get Adults’ Vaccinations Back on Track
This is a tip sheet for providers on new CDC adult vaccine recommendations for Hepatitis B, Zoster (shingles), Pneumococcal, preferred flu vaccines for adults 65 and older, along with tools to help adults catch up on needed vaccinations.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/30/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 30 2022 12:53PM  
Immunization: You Call the Shots. Module Fifteen: Pneumococcal Disease and Vaccine 2022
You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. This 15th module in the series discusses pneumococcal disease and its related vaccine.
Web link    Date Added: 07/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 20 2022 2:12PM  
Paquete para facilitar el cambio: Mejoramiento de la seguridad del paciente y la prevención y el control de las infecciones en la comunidad, para Puerto Rico
TMF Quality Innovation Network diseñó este documento para ayudar a los profesionales de atención médica a aumentar la seguridad de los pacientes al reducir las tasas de infección con C. diff y mejorar el uso responsable de los antibióticos en las facilidades de atención médica que dan servicio a beneficiarios de pago por servicios de Medicare en alto riesgo.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/30/2020    Date Last Modified: Nov 30 2020 4:44PM  
Prevenga las enfermedades transmitidas por mosquitos
This flyer discusses mosquito-borne diseases and shares tips on how people can protect themselves from mosquito bites.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 06/26/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 26 2023 2:52PM