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Immunizations Toolkit


Description

This toolkit was developed to increase immunization rates among nursing home residents and staff. It offers specific information and education on the benefits of influenza (flu) and pneumonia immunization, as well as sample guidelines and tools needed to run an effective and sustainable resident and staff immunization program.

This toolkit addresses the following topics:

  • Overview
    • Myths and facts
    • Medicare billing tips
    • Flu facts for staff
    • Flu mist questions and answers for staff
    • Outbreak facts
  • Loading your toolbox
    • Vaccination campaign materials (e.g., checklist, presentations, fact sheet, flyers, and posters)
    • Vaccination sample letters (employees, family members, physicians)
    • Sample facility guidelines for flu and pneumonia immunizations
  • Going to work
    • Sample materials for implementing vaccination campaigns (e.g., tracking form, vaccine information statements, vaccination log and tally sheet)
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.immunizewa.org/files/Immunization Toolkit- Rhode Island.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Quality Partners of Rhode Island

Funding Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 11/2004
  • Recent Summary: 02/2008
  • Original Summary: 08/2006
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Last updated: March 28, 2012.