Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CoCASA: Installation Update

You are subscribed to either CoCASA: Installation or Program Managers pages on the CDC web site. This information has recently been updated and is now available.

CoCASA software version 7.0 now available. Look on page for installation instructions, list of differences between new version and current version, and more.

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CDC News: Immunization Works! Newsletter Update

You are subscribed to CDC’s Immunization Works! Newsletter email subscription service. The current issue is now available.

CDC Registry (IIS): Programmatic and Technical Contact List Update

You are subscribed to CDC’s Registry (IIS): Programmatic and Technical Contact List email subscription service. The contact information for California has recently been updated and is now available.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthcare Professionals’ Portal Update

You are subscribed to one of several notices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccine related information has recently been updated and is now available.

In the What’s New! box:

Policy Notes on updated vaccine recommendations for HPV4 for males and HepB for those with diabetes have been published in the MMWR and both their new GRADE tables are available on the site. Also availabe via this link are resources to learn more about what GRADE is.

CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: Keeping Children Safe when Visitors Arrive

What child doesn’t love exploring Grandma’s purse during a visit? Remember though, pocket books and luggage belonging to family and friends may contain prescription and over the counter medicines that a child could ingest.

In today’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. Glen R. Stream of the American Academy of Family Physicians discusses how we can all have a happy and healthy holiday season by ensuring that our holiday visitors keep their medicines and vitamins Up and Away and Out of Sight of children while in your home.

Many parents may not realize the dangers that medications and vitamins may pose to their little ones, but more than 60,000 young children in the U.S. end up in emergency rooms each year because they take these pills or liquids when an adult isn’t watching. Unfortunately, such incidents may occur during the holidays when grandparents and other relatives are in the home.

A new CDC educational program — Up and Away and Out of Sight – reminds parents of simple steps they can take to protect their children from unintentional medication overdoses. For more information about the Up and Away and Out of Sight educational program, visit www.UpAndAway.org or in Spanish, www.UpAndAway.org/es.

Please join the discussion today at http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare.

CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: Three Words for Poison Prevention: Click, Up, and Away

Imagine this scenario: It’s the middle of the night and your sick child needs a dose of fever reducing medicine. You’re only half awake and caring for your child. You give your child the medicine and head back to bed.

CLICK. Did you hear it? Sometimes you will be too tired to listen for the click, so even in your most sleep-deprived moments, check the cap.

Like many parents, you may think child-resistant caps fully prevent children from opening medications, but these caps simply give you more time to prevent your child from getting into medicines.

In today’s CDC Safe Healthcare Blog, the Consumer Product Safety Commission outlines the simple steps all parents should take to keep their children safe around medicine. Additionally, CDC has launched a new education program focused on protecting children from unintentional medication overdoses – Up and Away and Out of Sight.
For more information about the Up and Away and Out of Sight educational program, visit www.UpAndAway.org or in Spanish www.UpAndAway.org/es.

Join the discussion at http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare.

CDC Registry (IIS): CVX – Vaccines Administered (HL7 Standard Code Set) Update

You are subscribed to Registry (IIS): CVX – Vaccines Administered (HL7 Standard Code Set) for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This information has recently been updated and is now available.

Added a new CVX code (updated CVX and vaccine to vaccine group tables). The new CVX code is for MCV4, unspecified formulation. It is a member of the meningococcal vaccine group.