Tools for Providers

Materials for healthcare professionals to use to educate themselves and Warfighters, stay informed of developments in dietary supplement safety, and report adverse events associated with dietary supplements.

Brochures and Handouts

OPSS Campaign Overview Postcard for Leadership, 5x7 [PDF]

Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

    This two-sided postcard has key messages from the Operation Supplement Safety campaign.

    OPSS Postcard Leadership [JPG]

    OPSS Campaign Overview Postcard for Warfighters and Families, 5x7 [PDF]

    Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF or order from the Health Information Products e-Catalog.

      This two-sided postcard/handout for Warfighters and families has quick facts about Operation Supplement Safety.

      OPSS Postcard Warfighters [JPG]

      OPSS Scorecard Postcard, 5x7 [PDF]

      "Should I buy this supplement?"

      Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF of this double-sided card or order from theHealth Information Products e-Catalog.

      This two-sided postcard/handout for Warfighters and families has quick facts about Operation Supplement Safety.

      OPSS Postcard Warfighters [JPG]

      Reporting Adverse Events for Warfighters [PDF] A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation on the Presentations tab, which you can use or distribute when a slide presentation is not possible.
      Energy Drink OPSS InfoSheet

        This one-page infosheet reviews some common ingredients in energy drinks and how to spot ingredients that may be harmful.

        Energy Drink Can [JPG]

        OPSS Nutrition: Fueled for Fitness Brochure, 3.75x8.5 [PDF]

        Click the link above to download a high-resolution PDF or order from the Health Information Products e-catalog.

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        Reporting Adverse Events for Providers [PDF] A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation on the Presentations tab, which you can use or distribute when a slide presentation is not possible.
        Stimulants Found in Dietary Supplements [PDF] HPRC prepared this list to help you determine whether dietary supplements contain stimulant ingredients, which can have potentially harmful effects.
        Dietary Supplement Education for DoD Healthcare Providers [PDF] A PDF of the PowerPoint presentation on the Presentations tab, which you can use or distribute when a slide presentation is not possible.
        Dietary Supplement Education for Warfighters [PDF] An extensive overview of dietary supplements, associated risks, and resources—from a slide presentation available in the Tools for Providers section of OPSS.
        Guidelines for Taking a Comprehensive Dietary Supplement History [PDF] A two-page infosheet with guidelines for healthcare providers to obtain information from patients about the dietary supplements that they use.
        Reporting Adverse Events from Dietary Supplements [PDF] This one-page infosheet has information about how to report adverse reactions to dietary supplements—reporting is essential to help the FDA and the Warfighter community identify products and ingredients that are harmful.

        Presentations

        Clicking on the links below will download the files. Please note that large files often require a lengthy download time.

        Dietary Supplement Education for Warfighters [PowerPoint; 5.8 MB]

        A presentation designed to help you educate Warfighters and other non-technical personnel about dietary supplements.

        Reporting Adverse Events for Warfighters [PowerPoint; 2.5 MB]

        A presentation to help you educate Warfighters and other non-technical personnel about how to report adverse events to the FDA.
        Dietary Supplement Education for DoD Healthcare Providers [PowerPoint; 4.6 MB] A presentation designed to help educate healthcare personnel about dietary supplements and their use in the military.

        Reporting Adverse Events for DoD Healthcare Providers [PowerPoint; 3.5 MB]

        A presentation to educate healthcare personnel about how to report adverse events to the FDA.

        OPSS Short presentation slides for Warfighters [PowerPoint; 1.6 MB]

        This short presentation designed for leaders and healthcare providers to use in educating Warfighters and other non-technical personnel about OPSS and its resources. It can be used alone, or the slides can be inserted in a longer presentation.

        OPSS Short presentation slides for Providers [PowerPoint; 1.6 MB]

        This short presentation is designed to use in educating healthcare personnel about OPSS and its resources. It can be used alone, or the slides can be inserted in a longer presentation.

        Videos

        How to Probe for Dietary Supplement Use and Report Adverse Events [MOV; 219 MB; 14 min]

        From HPRC, Col. Francis O’Connor, MD, MPH, talks about how healthcare professionals can determine if a patient is taking dietary supplements and how to report adverse events to the FDA. Dr. O’Connor is an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University, Medical Director for the Consortium on Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), Medical Director of the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC), and a Colonel in the U.S. Army.

        Apps & OPSS Button

        NMCD for Healthcare Providers

        NMCD Icon

        OPSS App Icon

        Use your .mil email address to open an account with the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database to access information about more than 86,000 natural medicines. The OPSS & ND app is available at these links for Android and for iPhone/iPad, or go to the Google or iTunes stores and search for “Operation Supplement Safety.

        OPSS Campaign Button

        OPSS Button URL

        Use this button on your website to direct your users to OPSS and news about dietary supplements.

        Just add this code to your website to display the OPPS button

        <a href="http://hprc-online.org/dietary-supplements/opss" target="_blank"><img src="http://phc.amedd.army.mil/SiteCollectionImages/OPSS-campaign.jpg" title="OPSS: Operation Supplement Safety" alt="OPSS: Operation Supplement Safety" /></a>

        OPSS QR Code

        OPSS QR Code

        Use our QR code to direct people to right to the OPSS site. Free for use wherever you want to promote Operation Supplement Safety.

        Adverse Event Reporting

        Natural Medicines Watch

        MedWatch

        The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database provides this user-friendly option to reporting adverse events to the FDA.