The following links offer valuable and insightful resources in the health care industry. Simply click on each item to be linked directly to the site.
AHRQ Audio Newscast (www.healthcare411.org)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has a new service to help keep consumers informed of the Agency's latest health care research findings, news, and information. It's Healthcare 411-an audio newscast that features synopses of the latest findings and information on current health care topics. Go to www.healthcare411.org to hear the newscasts through your computer or download them to a portable digital player such as an iPodR. The first audio newscast was a Special Report with AHRQ Director, Dr. Carolyn Clancy, answering questions about health care quality. She discussed preventive care, medical errors, and what people can do to ensure they get quality health care. Regular newscasts include short audio reports on a variety of AHRQ-supported research and always include an interview with one of the researchers.
Prescription Handwriting Safety
Never accept a prescription if you can't read the writing. For more information on prescription handwriting safety, go to http://www.flhcc.com/pop.cfm.
Florida Informed Patient
The Florida Hospital Association wants to help you become a better
informed patient - visit Florida Informed Patient at http://www.floridainformedpatient.com/ for more information.
Medication Use in Schools: A Resource Manual
The "Medication Manual" is a collaborative effort designed to provide reference information and best practice policies on issues pertaining to medication use and administration in the school setting. The text was developed and edited by an extensive group of school nurses, pharmacists and physicians, including representatives from the Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Education.