Reducing HAI's in Healthcare - Let’s make Hospitals “Patient Safe” from HAI’s
Clostridium Difficile, VRE, CRE, MRSA, MERS-CoV and many more infections kill up to 300,000 patients in nursing homes every year! We are asking you to share these tools with your personal and community healthcare workers! - See more
Learn more about Patient Safety - HERE
T Zone Training for Healthcare Workers - ICHW is another opportunity to talk about the importance of training ALL Healthcare Workers (HCWs) about T Zone Awareness. We need to MANDATE “T Zone Awareness”, for HCWs, as the idea that facial mucus membranes (eyes, nose and mouth) are the ONLY portal of entry for ALL respiratory infections (and colonization). - See more
International Clean Hands Week:
Reducing HAI’s in Healthcare
Come help us Celebrate 65 years!
April 6 - 8, 2016
at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center in Lewiston, Maine
Details of Schedule and Registration available in January HERE
Family doctors provide ongoing, total health care for you and your family. Family doctors see all ages of patients and can treat almost any health problem. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person.
Learn How HERE
Lyme Disease Awareness
Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in Maine. Many cases are reported each year, and the number will rise as the weather continues to get warmer. Cases have been increasing each year in Maine, and occur in all 16 counties.
Other diseases that are carried by ticks in Maine include Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Powassan. Multiple cases of all of these tickbourne diseases have been reported here in Maine.
ICD 10 Coding - Is YOUR Practice Ready? Begin Preparing Today!
ICD 10 Code changes are coming next year - Are YOU ready?
The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding will require significant changes in your documentation, workflow, and technology. The AAFP has put together a topic collection featuring how-to articles from FPM's ongoing series focused on ICD-10 coding.
August was National Immunization Awareness Month highlighting this key prevention tool for all ages.
Immunizations are medical miracles that have significantly decreased the prevalence of many infectious diseases in the United States.
America's family physicians are working to make sure patients of all ages get the CDC-recommended vaccines to prevent dangerous infectious diseases. Family physicians care for patients at every age and are excellent resources for information about vaccines for every stage of life.
More information and resources HERE
Focus on Fitness & Nutrition:
NEW AAFP Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit Available:
A new Patient Education Nutrition Toolkit designed to help facilitate a dialog with patients on nutrition is available to AAFP members. The free toolkit has more than 300 nutrition elements.
Focus on Chronic Disease Management:
Is YOUR Practice Ready?
CMS Road to 10 Resource (HERE) is particularly geared to small practices and offers free tools, information and training. Whether your transition is underway, or you are just starting out, Road to 10 will help you navigate your path to ICD-10 compliance.
If you have news or know of a MAFP Member who is making news - Please contact the MAFP office. Use subject line "Member News"
Do You Perform DOT Exams?
Visit our NRCME Resource page for all the information you need to get trained, certified, and licensed.
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