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.

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

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

http://www.amsn.org

Academy of Neonatal Nursing

http://www.academyonline.org

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

http://www.aaacn.org

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

http://www.aacn.org

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

http://www.aana.com

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

http://www.aanp.org

American Nurses Association

http://www.nursingworld.org

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

http://www.apna.org

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

http://www.aorn.org

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools

http://www.cgfns.org/

Emergency Nurses Association

http://www.ena.org

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association

http://www.hpna.org

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

http://www.nann.org

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

http://www.napnap.org

National Student Nurses Association

http://www.nsna.org/

Oncology Nursing Society

https://www.ons.org

Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing

http://www.nursingsociety.org/

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.

http://www.sgna.org

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society

http://www.wocn.org