PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES LINKS FOR: NURSE EDUCATORS

FEDERAL REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES FOR HEALTHCARE

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:

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

Regulation and enforcement resources regarding OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

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



HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT NGOs

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

http://www.ismp.org

The Joint Commission

http://www.jointcommission.org

The Leapfrog Group

http://leapfroggroup.org

World Health Organization

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 Nurse Practitioners

http://www.aanp.org

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

http://www.aacn.org

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

http://www.aana.com

American Nurses Association

http://www.nursingworld.org

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

http://www.apna.org

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

http://www.aorn.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

Oncology Nursing Society

https://www.ons.org

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.

http://www.sgna.org

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society

http://www.wocn.org



FORUMS / SOCIAL MEDIA

http://allnurses.com

http://www.nursingvoices.com