Resources for Healthcare Educator Regulations / Guidelines


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).
https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Administrative-Simplification/HIPAA-ACA/index

FDA
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.
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

The American Occupational Therapy Association
http://www.aota.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.advancingexpertcare.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.sigmanursing.org

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.
http://www.sgna.org

Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society
http://www.wocn.org