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Issue Number 75            May 13, 1999

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

  1. Fifth edition of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" now available
  2. Download CDC's adolescent hepatitis B slide series from the Internet
  3. Here's the simplest way to order immunization resources from CDC!
  4. Translated VISs available on Minnesota Department of Health website
  5. Calling out around the world! Do you have great immunization resources to share?
  6. Make the operating room a safer place for patients and providers

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May 13, 1999
FIFTH EDITION OF "EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION OF VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES" NOW AVAILABLE

The 5th edition of CDC's "Epidemiology and Prevention of  Vaccine-Preventable Diseases" (also known as the "Pink Book") has just been released.

The "Pink Book" is CDC's definitive resource book on vaccines. It condenses a large amount of disease and vaccine information into an easily readable form so that it can be used as a quick reference in busy clinics and offices. It is also used as the textbook to support the National Immunization Program's training courses on epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases via satellite. (We'll let you know when the next satellite course is coming your way!)

The "Pink Book" costs $25 and can be ordered in several ways: Mail: Send your order with check, money order, purchase order, or credit card information to: Public Health Foundation, Publication Sales, P.O. Box 753, Waldorf, Maryland 20604 Phone: Telephone orders accepted with a Visa or MasterCard. Call toll free to 877-252-1200 or 800-41-TRAIN between 9:00 am -5:00 pm ET. For international orders, call 301-645-7773. Fax: Fax purchase orders and credit card orders to 301-843-0159 E-mail: Send an e-mail order with payment information to phf@tasco1.com

If you are not familiar with this book, chapters from the 4th edition can be accessed by clicking on http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/pink/default.htm
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May 13, 1999
DOWNLOAD CDC'S ADOLESCENT HEPATITIS B SLIDE SERIES FROM THE INTERNET

A CDC slide series entitled "Adolescent Hepatitis B Vaccine: Epidemiology Slide Set" is available on the Internet. This set of 25 slides can be viewed by going to http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/resource and then choosing either the "Internet Browser" or "Native Format" option under the "Adolescent Hepatitis B Vaccine: Epidemiology Slide Set" category.

Use the Internet browser to view the series of slides on your computer or to make print copies. Use the 'native format' option to download the pages to a disk as a "Corel Presentations" file if you wish to eventually use them as actual slides for presentation.

CAN'T DOWNLOAD THE SLIDES? Downloading the slides can be a difficult or impossible project for many computers. But don't be dismayed! These slides are part of a FREE resource packet available from CDC. The resource is entitled "Immunization of Adolescents with Hepatitis B Vaccine: An Educational Resource."

Public and private sector health professionals who are interested in developing their own educational programs to promote adolescent hepatitis B vaccination can get this free educational resource, which includes the slides that are on the website plus an accompanying resource guide, by requesting it from the National Immunization Program of CDC.

The best way to order "Immunization of Adolescents with Hepatitis B Vaccine: An Educational Resource" is to use the CDC/NIP Resource Request List. If you don't have a copy of this list, read the next story for information on how to get it!
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May 13, 1999
HERE'S THE SIMPLEST WAY TO ORDER IMMUNIZATION RESOURCES FROM CDC!

Once you get your hands on the CDC/NIP Resource Request List you will have the order form you need to order "Immunization of Adolescents with Hepatitis B Vaccine: An Educational Resource" and all the other immunization resources, e.g., ACIP statements, Vaccine Information Statements (VISs), posters, videos, brochures, published and distributed by the National Immunization Program of CDC. The simplest way to order immunization resources from CDC is to use this list.

Ready? Go to the NIP website at  https://www2.cdc.gov/nchstp_od/PIWeb/niporderform.asp and download the CDC/NIP Resource Request List. Information on how to order is at the beginning of the list. You can also obtain the Resource Request List by fax. Just call the CDC fax back system, 888-CDC-FAXX (888-232-3299), and request document #130011, then enter your fax number and the Resource Request List will be faxed to you.
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May 12, 1999
TRANSLATED VISs AVAILABLE FROM THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Many of the current versions of the Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are available in translation on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

You can download camera-ready copies in "pdf" format in Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese, as well as English (please note: not every VIS is available in each of these languages, but additional translations are being completed).

To access this valuable resource, click on http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/dpc/adps/translte.htm and choose the language(s) of interest.

Remember, you must give your patients the most current VISs so if you need a refresher course on VISs, the IAC website can help you! Click here: http://www.immunize.org/vis/instr99.htm to view and/or print CDC's instruction sheet on the use of VISs. Camera-ready copies of the most current VISs are also available at the IAC website.
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May 13, 1999
CALLING OUT AROUND THE WORLD! DO YOU HAVE GREAT IMMUNIZATION RESOURCES TO SHARE?

The Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program (CVP) is creating a collection of the best immunization education and training materials in the world. Your materials could be part of the collection!

Materials being sought include those designed to convince parents to immunize their children, convince policymakers to support immunization programs, alert the public to the dangers of unsafe injections, train health care workers in any aspect of immunization, educate audiences in the industrialized world about the importance of global immunization, or educate people about hepatitis B, Hib, pneumococcus, rotavirus, diarrheal disease, pneumonia, or meningitis.

If you think that any of your materials -- brochures, flyers, stickers, posters, booklets, training manuals and curricula, cassettes, videos, and interactive software -- belong in the Gates CVP collection, let them know by e-mailing: info@childrensvaccine.org or send them directly to Lin Evanko at the Bill and Melinda Gates Children's Vaccine Program, PATH, 4 Nickerson Street, Seattle, Washington 98109-1699, U.S.A.

Be sure to check out CVP's website at http://www.path.org/childvac/index.htm   which has been expanded to include immunization article from experts around the world, links to other resources, and more. Lots more!
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May 13, 1999
MAKE THE OPERATING ROOM A SAFER PLACE FOR PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS

A new manual, "Advanced Precautions for Today's O.R.," addresses the very real fears faced by health care workers today: infection with a bloodborne disease via an accidental needle stick or other sharps injury. Author Mark Davis, MD, began researching approaches for increasing safety in the O.R. after suffering a sharps injury during surgery. The book identifies effective and easy ways to dramatically increase safety for surgical patients and operating room personnel. The author also addresses issues of inertia, denial, and cost containment within institutions.

"Advanced Precautions for Today's O.R.: The Operating Room Professional's Handbook for the Prevention of Sharps Injuries and Bloodborne Exposures" can be purchased in bookstores, by calling 404-261-4595, or by sending $14.95 (plus $3.50 shipping) to Sweinbinder Publications LLC, PO Box 11988, Atlanta, GA 30355.

 

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