July, 2002

Information Bulletin 02-13
NH-79

Flu and Pneumonia Immunizations in Nursing Homes

Purpose:

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to inform providers of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) training materials regarding immunization programs in nursing homes.

How can this information be accessed?

The video of CMS&39; August 24, 2001 satellite broadcast, "Flu and Pneumonia Immunization in Nursing Homes" is available for purchase from the Department.

This program may also be viewed at http://cms.distributedclassroom.org for one year following the original broadcast.

Handouts for the training session may be downloaded from the training website, http://www.cms.hhs.gov/medicaid/survey%2Dcert/training/82401cnf.asp.

On August 16, 2002, CMS will broadcast "New Interpretive Guidelines for Vaccinating Nursing Home Residents" via satellite. Beginning one day after the satellite broadcast, the webcast site can be accessed for viewing 24 hours per day 7 days per week for one year and handouts can be obtained from the websites listed above.

To Order the Video Please Contact:

National Technical Information Services (NTIS)
5285 Port Royal Road
Room 1008, Sills Building
Springfield, VA 22161
Telephone: 703-605-6186
Web Site Address: http://www.ntis.gov/

If you have any questions about this information bulletin, please contact in writing:

Minnesota Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
Licensing and Certification Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 300
PO Box 64900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900
Telephone: (651) 201-4101

CM Updated 4-27-2006

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 08:51AM