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.
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:
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
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
Regulation and enforcement resources regarding OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT NGOs
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
The Joint Commission
The Leapfrog Group
World Health Organization
LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Academy of Neonatal Nursing
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Oncology Nursing Society
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society