According to the 2010 National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy, nearly 9 out of 10 adults have difficulty using everyday health information that is routinely used by health care facilities, retail outlets, media and communities.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released an e-book version of its Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. The new “Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014” is a comprehensive resource that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together which preventive services are right for a patient’s needs in a format meant for use at the point of patient care.
Early Recognition and Treatment of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A New Paradigm
Severe sepsis is a time-critical emergency. As with stroke, trauma and heart attack, the identification and response to severe sepsis should be urgent and protocol-based. Sepsis is on the increase; mortality rates are high; yet many hospitals lack a coordinated or systematic response to sepsis.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has announced the release of the 10th edition of its guidance on infant abductions. For Health Care Professionals: Guidelines on Prevention of and Response to Infant Abductions provides health care workers, as well as security personnel, administrators, law enforcement officials, and families, with key information regarding infant abductions, including recommendations to prevent infant abductions from health care facilities or homes and responsive actions to take if an abduction occurs.