The Center to Champion Nursing in America – a joint initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – is addressing the growing nurse and nursing faculty shortage that threatens access to healthcare and quality of care across our nation. AANA is a member of the Champion Nursing Council of national nursing organizations.
TheAnswerPage.com is a family of educational websites for the medical professional. The specialty sites feature the Question of the Day, complete with a peer-reviewed, referenced answer authored by faculty from Harvard Medical School and other distinguished institutions. Topics include Anesthesiology; pain management; obstetrics and gynecology; hospital/critical care; and neonatology. Question of the Day is available to be received via email.
Awareness with Anesthesia Research and Education (AWARE)http://www.aware4life.com/
AWARE is a foundation dedicated to patient and healthcare provider education in the area of anesthetic awareness, with emphases on therapy and research.
The Center for Health Professionshttp://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/Program/rwj/
Headquartered at the University of California/San Francisco, the Center for Health Profession's mission is to assist healthcare professionals, health professions schools, care delivery organizations and public policy makers respond to the challenges of educating and managing a healthcare workforce capable of improving the health and well being of people and their communities.
Coalition for Patient’s Rights (CPR)www.patientsrightscoalition.org
An interdisciplinary coalition of national professional membership organizations working together to ensure that patients have access to quality, licensed healthcare providers of their choice. AANA is a member of this coalition.
Council on Surgical & Perioperative Safety (CSPS)www.cspsteam.org
A coalition of seven organizations representing all members of the surgical team, dedicated to promoting a culture of patient safety and a caring perioperative workplace environment. In addition to AANA, other member organizations include AASPA, ACS, AORN, ASA, ASPAN, & AST.
DrugLinx provides current news and free newsletters from the pharmaceutical industry in specialty areas such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Marketing, Drug Trials and Approvals, Conferences, and more.
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates/Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Project/Working Grouphttp://www.ecfmg.org/acculturation/ihct-about.html
is the organization responsible for certifying the readiness of international medical graduates (IMGs) to enter accredited residency and fellowship training programs in the United States. IHCTP
is the Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Project which is being undertaken to develop and disseminate a comprehensive educational resource to help newly arriving IMGs more quickly and easily learn about how medicine in America is practiced in an environment in which a whole range of healthcare professionals and support staff contribute to the care of every patient. This resource will also help IMGs learn how best to interact with their professional colleagues in order to achieve maximum benefit for their patients and enhance their own learning. The Working Group
is a team of people from many different institutions representing the many professions and disciplines that make up the IHC Team. Members of the Working Group contribute to the development and editing of these resources.
Futures In Nursinghttp://www.pheaa.org
Futures In Nursing is an online career planning and financial aid resource for students exploring the various education options within the nursing profession. The site also provides loan forgiveness, student aid and career advancement information for current nurses and nursing students.
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare 411
audio news source provides practical healthcare information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about healthcare issues.
Health Care and Youhttp://www.healthcareandyou.org/
The Health Care and You Coalition is made up of some of leading organizations that represent consumers, patients, physicians, nurses, hospitals and pharmacists. Its goal is to provide the public with easy-to-understand information about the healthcare law.
HONOReform (Hepatitis Outbreaks' National Organization for Reform)www.honoreform.orgHONOReform
is a nonprofit foundation that advocates for patient safety, justice and compassion at both the state and national level. It was formed in response to hepatitis outbreaks caused by reuse of syringes and other types of substandard care in private physicians' offices in Nebraska, Oklahoma, New York and Michigan. Through the outbreaks, thousands of people suffered because of deficiencies in our medical, legal and disaster response systems. The mission of HONOReform is to promote the lessons of the outbreaks so that these tragedies will never happen again.
CRNA Jason Mabee is a semi-professional racecar driver, competing in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) races primarily in the Midwest Division but also around the country. Jason is the 2004 Mid-Am Champion, and is currently trying to break into the Indycar series, SPEED Wordl Championship and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. His racecar features numerous sponsors, including AANA's name on the roof. Jason passes out anesthesia/nurse anesthetist-related literature at the race tracks and when he shows his car.
The Joint Commissionhttp://www.jointcommission.org/
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Its mission: To continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in healthcare organizations.
Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States
The mission of MHAUS is to promote optimum care and scientific understanding of malignant hyperthermia and related disorders.
MedSun - Medical Product Safety Networkhttp://www.fda.gov/cdrh/medsun/
MedSun, the Medical Product Safety Network, is designed to improve our understanding of medical device use so that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), healthcare facilities, clinicians, and manufacturers can better address safety concerns. More than 350 healthcare facilities, primarily hospitals, participate in the MedSun network. Trained MedSun representatives from these sites come from risk management, patient safety, quality improvement, biomedical/clinical engineering, physicians and nurses, materials management, and surgical services. An email newsletter subscription also is available.
MEDLINEplus, is a goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. MEDLINEplus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other sources on more than 500 diseases and conditions. There also are lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials. MEDLINEplus is updated daily.
National Council of State Boards of Nursinghttp://www.ncsbn.org/
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of member boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.
The Natural Medicine Journal/American Association of Naturopathic Physicianshttp://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/
The Natural Medicine Journal
provides scientifically-valid, patient-centered healthcare information to the medical community. Clinically relevant, respected content and strong collaboration among key integrative medicine organizations fosters communication and helps build a cohesive community among those interested in the burgeoning field of natural medicine. Current issue
Network for Links in Nursing Knowledge Systemshttp://www.nlinks.org/
NLINKS is an international partnership of individuals, groups, and organizations which a unique mission to advance the development, testing, and refinement of language and informatics in nursing knowledge systems.
Nurses For a Healthier Tomorrowhttp://www.nursesource.org/
Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow (NHT) is a coalition of 32 nursing and healthcare organizations working together to wage a communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession. AANA is a member of this coalition.
Nurses keep current with free medical news and daily newsletters. NurseLinx and MDLinx combine the most current health related news and research from premier nursing journals and news sources. Comprehensive, specialized content, updated every day on the web and in email newsletters.
One & Only Campaignhttp://www.oneandonlycampaign.org
The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign aimed at raising awareness among the general public and healthcare providers about safe injection practices.
This site is sponsored by Dannemiller Memorial Education Foundation, and provides a plethora of pain information, articles and resources.
A dictionary of more than 200,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare acronyms and abbreviations. Plus medical news and searches for the medical, pharmaceutical or healthcare professional.
PubMed comprises over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. PubMed also provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI molecular biology resources.
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA)http://www.taana.org/
The American Association of Nurse Attorneysprovides resources, education, and leadership to its members and the healthcare and legal communities regarding health law and policy.
UltimateNurse.com specializes in information and support for all nurses, including students. Good, all-around reference site for nurses provides links to nursing journals, associations, hospitals and more.
U.S. National Library of Medicinehttp://www.nlm.nih.gov/
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., is the world's largest medical library. The Library collects materials and provides information and research services in all areas of biomedicine and healthcare.
The Virtual Anesthesia Machine (VAM)http://vam.anest.ufl.edu/anesthesiamachine/index.html
First implemented in 1999, this simulation of a generic anesthesia machine with an oxygen-driven bellows ventilator now includes legends in 23 languages and 6 medical gas color codes.
World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Surgery Saves Liveswww.who.int/patientsafety/safesurgery/en/index.html
The goal of the Safe Surgery Saves Lives Challenge is to improve the safety of surgical care around the world by defining a core set of safety standards that can be applied in all WHO member states. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and Implementation Manual may be downloaded from this site.