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From Publication to Practice ImmunizationFrom Publication to Practice: A Look at Strategies to Improve Immunization Rates for Older Adults

This publication aims to inform researchers, practitioners, educators, policy makers, and payers about successful state‐based immunization initiatives that have improved disease prevention, treatment, and management — and ultimately the quality of life for older adults.

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An Interdisciplinary Look at Advancing Pain Care, Education, and Research — Responding to the IOM’s Call to Action to Improve Pain Management

This publication aims to inform health care providers, researchers, policy makers, caregivers, and patients about the recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that calls for overhauling the approach to pain management in the United States. The report notes that while pain affects approximately one-third of Americans-and exacts a huge toll from society in terms of morbidity, mortality, disability, demands on the health care system, and economic burden-it remains widely undertreated.  The report provides an overview of needs for care, education, and research, and lays out a blueprint for transforming pain care. This issue of From Publication to Practice provides a high level summary of the IOM call to action and identifies recommendations for advancing pain care, education, and research. We believe that this latest issue in our From Publication to Practice series will assist you in identifying and responding to opportunities to improve pain management. This publication was developed by GSA and supported by an educational grant from Purdue Pharma L.P.

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From Publication to Practice AcetaminophenAn Interdisciplinary Look at Labeling Changes for Acetaminophen and the Implications for Patient Care

This publication aims to inform health care providers, researchers, policy makers, caregivers, and patients about recent changes to acetaminophen labeling as required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While acetaminophen is the most widely used analgesic in America, it is also the leading cause of acute liver failure, usually as a result of inadvertent overdose. Several significant changes to the packaging and labeling of over-the-counter and prescription products containing acetaminophen have occurred recently, and other major developments are anticipated shortly. In order to accomplish the goal of improving patient safety, these changes must be understood by clinicians and patients alike. This issue of From Publication to Practice provides you with essential information on the new labeling changes and describes the resulting implications for patient care, especially for older patients. It also presents important steps that clinicians can take when educating patients. We believe that this latest report in our From Publication to Practice series will assist you in developing and enhancing your pain management services. This publication was developed by GSA and supported by McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

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An Interdisciplinary Look at New Developments in the Prevention and Treatment of Influenza in Older Adults

This publication provides readers with information on how new advances in disease prevention, treatment, and management may improve elder care and quality of life.  After reading this publication, the gerontologist will be able to do the following: identify new scientific evidence supporting licensing of the first high-dose flu vaccine for use in the aging population; describe the effectiveness of the immune response in elders; discuss what considerations clinicians should take into account to help older adults be receptive to new medications; recognize the medical implications of this new treatment option; describe public health implications of this new treatment option and consideration of immunization policies for long-term care centers and health care institutions; discuss the incidences of vaccine-preventable diseases in individuals ages 65 years and older; and identify resources for current information on vaccine developments, including manufacturing processes of vaccine production, and highlight new advances in production technology. This publication was developed by GSA and supported by sanofi pasteur.

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