AACN - American Association of Critical-Care Nurses AACN is dedicated to providing more than 500,000 nurses with knowledge, support and resources to ensure optimal care for patients and families.
AAMI - Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation AAMI is the primary source of consensus standards, both national and international, for the medical device industry, as well as practical information, support, and guidance for healthcare technology and sterilization professionals.
AORN - Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses Access to standards and recommended practices, position statements, patient safety resources, peer-reviewed literature and networking opportunities.
APIC - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Promotes wellness and prevents illness and infection worldwide with up-to-date information, education and guidance in infection prevention and control practices.
ASC Quality Collaboration Dedicated to advancing high quality, physician-led and patient-centered care in ambulatory surgery.
ASCA - Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Provides resources that cover all aspects of ASC operations. Membership includes participation in benchmarking studies, salary surveys and more.
ASORN - American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses Tools for supporting the ophthalmic surgical team through individual development, education and evidence-based practice.
ASPAN - American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Resource for perianesthesia education and knowledge, including safety issues, public policy, nursing practice and standards.
AVA - Association for Vascular Access This association provides professional and public education to shape practice and enhance patient outcomes, and partners with the device manufacturing community to bring about evidence-based innovations in vascular access.
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Relates information on environmental health and injury prevention, health information services, health promotion, infectious diseases, global health and terrorism preparedness and emergency response.
ECRI Institute A non-profit organization providing evidence-based research on medical procedures, devices, drugs and processes.
IAHCSMM - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management IAHCSMM offers professional certification programs that are recognized throughout the healthcare industry for their quality and comprehensiveness.
INS - Infusion Nurses Society As the premier professional organization for infusion nursing, INS is your ultimate resource for successful infusion practice.
MedPAC - Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Advises Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing Your source for state nursing licensure information.
NHIA - National Home Infusion Society
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Resources that help prevent work-related injuries and illness.
NPUAP - National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.
ONS - Oncology Nursing Society
SAMBA - Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia Presents economic, political and legal issues, scientific developments, practical advice and an exchange of ideas among anesthesia providers.
SHEA - The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Promotes the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance and to advance the fields of healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship.
WHS - Wound Healing Society Your source for improving wound healing outcomes through science, professional education and communication.
WOCN - Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society Promotes educational, clinical and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies and incontinence.
WoCoVa - World Congress Vascular Access An independent international platform that brings the most important experts in Vascular Access together to share results of research, protocols, innovations and expertise.
Association for the Advancement of Wound Care Guidelines
Association for Vascular Access: Best Practices for Adult Peripheral Vascular Access
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control: Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter Related Infections, 2011
Centers for Disease HICPAC SSI Guideline
EPA - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Infusion Nurses' Society: Infusion Nursing: Standards of Practice
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel: Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Pedivan: Best Practice Guidelines in the Care and Maintenance of Pediatric Central Catheters and their Pediatric Maintenance Bundle Guidelines