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Stack of medical recordshttp://emedicine.medscape.com/
http://www.fpnotebook.com/index.htm  

  • Great sites to research medical diagnoses, injuries and diseases. They include recommendations for management/treatment.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

  • Medline Plus - Research medical topics

http://www.guidelines.gov/browse/browsecondition.aspx

  • Research site

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/

  • Research PubMed for medical articles

http://library.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/image_index/index.html

  • All about electrocardiograms - more than you ever wanted to know!

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicalabbreviations.php

  • Medical abbreviations

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php

  • Medical dictionary

http://www.medilexicon.com/icd9codes.php

  • Find out what those ICD-9 (diagnosis codes) mean

http://www.audiologynet.com/audiological-tests.html

  • Audiology Tests

http://www.acatoday.org/pdf/PDR/CommonTerminology.pdf

  • Chiropractic Terminology

http://www.spineuniverse.com/displayarticle.php/article337.html

  • Chiropractic diagnostic tests and treatment

http://www.stanleyconsulting.ns.ca/Files/Neuro_Ortho_Tests.pdf

  • Common Neurological and Orthopedic tests

http://www.rmtstudents.com/studyguide/clinical_assessment/orthopedic_tests.php?oid=3#L/SPINE_KEMPS

  • Orthopedic tests

http://www.triadpublishing.com/eyeglossary.shtml

  • Eye and Vision terms

http://www.knowyoureyes.com/eye-care-glossary/o.php

  • Eye health glossary

http://library.med.utah.edu/neurologicexam/html/gait_abnormal.html

  • Neurological examinations

http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/toolkit/WhatYouCanDoToPreventFalls.htm 

  • Fall Prevention information from the CDC

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/COX2/NSAIDmedguide.htm

  • FDA Medication Guide for non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

http://www.fda.gov/cder/Offices/ODS/medication_guides.htm

  • FDA Medication Guide

http://sinoemedicalassociation.org/orthopedicsurgery/pelvicfractures.html

  • Pelvic Fractures

http://www.henryford.com/body.cfm?id=39308

  • Hip disorders

http://www1.va.gov/visn8/patientsafetycenter/bedsafe/HBSWClinicalGuidanceMay22003FINAL.doc

  • Clinical Guidance for assessment and implementation of side rails in the hospital, home care or long term care

http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/beds/

  • FDA - Information on bed safety

http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/index.html

  • HIPAA

http://www.spine-health.com/treatment/back-surgery/microdiscectomy-microdecompression-spine-surgery

  • Microdiscectomy

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/779097-overview

  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/gen-info/facts.htm

  • Avian Flu

http://www.nursinghomealert.com/stoppingabuse/federalregulations.html

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/

  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare...

  • HHS.gov - Nursing Home Compare

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/SNFPPS/01_overview.asp

  • Skilled Nursing Facility PPS

http://www.americangeriatrics.org/

  • American Geriatrics Society

http://www.alz.org/index.asp

  • Alzheimer's Association

http://www.merck.com/mkgr/mmg/sec1/ch4/ch4a.jsp

  • Merck Manual of geriatric care

http://www.ahrq.gov/

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/ps/2007/mid/2006/MID17.pdf

  • PDF paper on Sepsis Syndrome

http://www.fda.gov/cder/regulatory/default.htm

  • FDA Regulatory Information

http://www.npuap.org/pr2.htm

  • National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

http://www.cms..hhs.gov/SMDL/downloads/SMD073108.pdf

  • CMS letter outlining non payment for Never Events (No payment for hospital errors)

Hand Hygiene

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5116a1.htm

  • Center for Disease Control hand hygiene guidelines in a health care setting

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5116.pdf

  • PDF Guidelines for hand hygiene in health care setting

Health Care Provider Investigation

http://www.boardcertifieddocs.com/default.asp

  • Research board certified physicians. You must sign up to use this service.

http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/pharmacy/default.htm

  • Virginia Board of Pharmacy

http://www.physicianreports.com/

  • Basic physician information for free. Requires payment for detailed information including sanction history and comparison to similar physicians.

https://secure01.virginiainteractive.org/dhp/cgi-bin/search_publicdb..cgi

  • Look up license information for healthcare providers in Virginia

http://www.vahealthprovider.com/

  • Virginia Board of Medicine - look up physician licensure information

http://www.dhp.state.va.us/nursing/

  • Virginia Board of Nursing Home Page

Joint Commission Resources

http://www.jointcommission.org/PatientSafety/DoNotUseList/

  • “Do Not Use” Abbreviations

http://www.jointcommission.org/Standards/FAQs/2009+Standards+FAQs.htm

  • Joint Commission Frequently Asked Questions page for the 2009 Standards

http://www.jointcommission.org/PatientSafety/NationalPatientSafetyGoals/

  • 2009 Patient Safety Goals

http://www.jointcommission.org/SentinelEvents/

  • What is a Sentinel Event?

http://www.jointcommission.org/SentinelEvents/SentinelEventAlert/

  • Sentinel Event Alerts (examples of sentinel events)

Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)

http://www.chapinc.org/aboutus.htm

  • Accreditation of community based health care organizations.

 

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