PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES LINKS FOR: LIBRARIANS

HEALTHCARE REGULATIONS / GUIDELINES RESOURCES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Research, guidelines, and resources for improving the quality and safe delivery of healthcare.

http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/index.html

CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Guidelines

Recommendations and guidelines for controlling specific pathogens, infection control practices related to devices and facilities, etc. Some overlap with other CDC guidelines.

http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pubs.html

CDC Guidelines

Guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI), isolation precaution guidelines, hand hygiene guidelines, etc.

http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/prevent/prevent_pubs.html

CMS HIPAA Resources

Regulations, guidelines and resources for complying with the Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, Title II).

http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/HIPAA-Administrative-Simplification/HIPAAGenInfo/index.html

FDA

Regulations, guidelines, and references related to:

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

Non-profit organization devoted to promoting medication error prevention and safe medication use.

http://www.ismp.org

The Joint Commission

Not-for-profit organization that surveys, accredits and certifies healthcare facilities, organizations, and programs in the United States against performance standards.

http://www.jointcommission.org

The Leapfrog Group

Voluntary organization that promotes transparency and patient safety by comparing hospital performance on national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency, allowing purchasers of healthcare to make informed decisions.

http://leapfroggroup.org

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Guidelines, regulations, and research related to improving safety for all levels of personnel working in healthcare environments.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/healthcare/

Workplace safety research and recommendations related to specific diseases and injuries:

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/diseases.html

National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health

Reports and funding of research in the science of nursing.

http://www.ninr.nih.gov

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention homepage

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html

World Health Organization

The directing and coordinating authority for healthcare issues within the United Nations system responsible for providing leadership on global health matters.

http://www.who.int/en



LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

http://www.ala.org/acrl

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

http://www.alise.org

Association of Research Libraries

http://www.arl.org

Medical Library Association

https://www.mlanet.org

Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)

http://www.oclc.org/en-US/academic.html