PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES LINKS FOR: HEALTHCARE EDUCATORS
REGULATIONS / GUIDELINES RESOURCES
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Research, guidelines, and resources for improving the quality and safe delivery of healthcare.
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.
Guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI), isolation precaution guidelines, hand hygiene guidelines, etc.
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).
Regulations, guidelines, and references related to:
- Drugs: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/default.htm
- Medical Devices: http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/default.htm
- Radiation-emitting Products: http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/default.htm
- Vaccines, Blood, and Biologics: http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/default.htm
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Non-profit organization devoted to promoting medication error prevention and safe medication use.
The Joint Commission
Not-for-profit organization that surveys, accredits and certifies healthcare facilities, organizations, and programs in the United States against performance standards.
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.
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.
Workplace safety research and recommendations related to specific diseases and injuries:
National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health
Reports and funding of research in the science of nursing.
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention homepage
World Health Organization
The directing and coordinating authority for healthcare issues within the United Nations system responsible for providing leadership on global health matters.
LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Academy of Neonatal Nursing
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
Emergency Nurses Association
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Student Nurses Association
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society