CDC ACIP: June registration

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CDC Schedule App: Updated for 2015 Recommendations

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You are subscribed to one of CDC’s email subscription services. This message is to inform you about the Vaccine Schedule apps updates.

CDC Vaccine Schedules app has been updated with the 2015 recommended immunization schedules and footnotes.

  • If you previously downloaded the 2014 app, you must download the 2015 version, release 2.0.1. Check your app store or app library for updates.
  • If you are new to the free Vaccines Schedules app, see instructions on downloading to iOS and Android devises on this web page: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/schedule-app.html#download

This app is intended for healthcare professionals who recommend or administer vaccines. You can immediately access all CDC-recommended immunization schedules, tables, and footnotes from your mobile device.

Optimized for tablets and useful on smartphones, the app visually mimics the printed schedules, which are reviewed and published annually. With two or three clicks you can identify the correct vaccine, dosage, and timing.

To receive an email notice when this app and/or the immunization schedules are updated or changed, be sure to subscribe to immunization schedule email updates. (See http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html and enter your email address for “Get email updates.”)

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CDC ACIP: Meeting Update

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NOTICE: The ACIP will meet Thursday, February 26, from 10:30 am to 2 pm. The revised ACIP meeting agenda is posted at link above.

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CDC News: Immunization Works! Newsletter Update

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Update regarding ACIP scheduled meeting for Feb. 26

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Weather permitting, a shortened ACIP meeting is planned for Thursday, February 26, including discussions and votes on influenza LAIV use, serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccines use in high risk groups including outbreaks, and the use of 9vHPV vaccine.

The meeting will begin shortly after the CDC campus reopens. As of now, the ACIP meeting will start at either 10 am or 11 am and close at 2 pm. A revised ACIP meeting agenda will be posted shortly.

Should weather not permit reopening of the CDC campus, alternative plans are being made and updates will be posted.

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ACIP Meeting Cancellation Notice

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NOTICE: The ACIP meeting is CANCELLED on Wednesday, February 25 as the CDC campus is closed due to impending inclement weather. Check this page Wednesday after 11 am for an update on plans for Thursday.

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CDC and The Joint Commission Present FREE Continuing Educatio n Webinar Tomorrow – Your Lab and Ebola: What you Need to Know

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CDC and The Joint Commission Present FREE Continuing Education Webinar Tomorrow – Your Lab and Ebola: What you Need to Know

Healthcare personnel have many questions about Ebola. One concern is best practices for lab testing and the management of specimens. CDC recently released its Ebola-related laboratory guidance, pertinent to and supportive of a laboratory’s preparation and response to patients with potential or confirmed Ebola Virus Disease. CDC and The Joint Commission would like to invite healthcare professionals to participate in a collaborative discussion on this topic as part of its webinar: Your Lab and Ebola: What you need to know from the CDC and The Joint Commission. The live webinar will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET (1:30-2:30 p.m. CT) tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25.

This one-hour webinar is designed to provide information on the safe handling of Ebola specimens and recommended lab procedures, as well as The Joint Commission’s accreditation standards that are pertinent to and supportive of a laboratory’s preparation and response to patients with potential or confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). A Q&A session will commence at the conclusion of formal remarks.

This webinar is approved for 1.0 Continuing Education Credit from:

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  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (PACE)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medication Education (ACCME)
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

FREE CE/CME/CEU are available for the live audio only. Credits will not be available for webinar replays. In order to claim credits you must have:

  • Individually registered for the webinar through The Joint Commission website
  • Listened to the webinar in its entirety. Only those listening live on the day of the call will be eligible to receive credit. This is an educational program being offered to our accredited organizations only.
  • Completed a post program evaluation/attestation. A link to the post program evaluation/attestation will be sent to your registered email 24-48 hours after the webinar. After completion of the survey you will receive a certificate available to download.

To register for the webinar, click here. For more information on The Joint Commission’s continuing education policies, click on the link below:
http://www.jcrinc.com/store/learning-events/continuing-education/

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