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In the News

CDC Issues new Hand Hygiene Guidelines

OSHA Releases New Needlestick Rule - Federal Register, Legislation and Regulatory Text all at one website.

OSHA Releases New Recordkeeping Rules - Regulatory Text, printable forms, and Recordkeeping Proposal

Information about Bioterrorism and Agents

  • Frequently Asked Questions with answers from CDC

  • Biological Agent Reference List

  • CDC Bioterrorism Index page

  • CDC Medication Stockpile Program

  • CDC/APIC Bioterrorism Readiness Plan : A Template for Health Care Facilities (1999)

  • Symptomatology and therapy for biological agents from the U.S. Army

  • Set of bioterorrism-focused clinical fact sheets from the Texas Department of Health 

  • Nerve and biologic agents information from the National Safety Council

Local Hospitals

  • BryanLGH Medical Center (East & West)

  • Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

  • Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Tabitha Health Care Services

LCMS Affiliates
  • Community Asthma Initiative

  • Community Blood Bank of the Lancaster County Medical Society

  • Lincoln Medical Education Association

  • Nebraska Medical Association

  • Lancaster County Medical Alliance

  • Diabetes www.123actionnow.org

National Organizations

Medical

  • American Academy of Family Practice

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • American College of Cardiology

  • American College of Chest Physicians

  • American College of Gastroenterology

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • American College of Surgeons

  • American Medical Association

  • American Society of Anesthesiology

  • Association of Emergency Physicians

  • College of American Pathologists

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Public

  • American Cancer Society

  • American Diabetes Association

  • American Heart Association

  • American Lung Association

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • National Arthritis Foundation

  • National Cancer Institute

  • National Institutes of Health

  • National Kidney Foundation

Journals/Reference

  • Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

  • Medem Medical Library

  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

  • New England Journal of Medicine

  • The Lancet

  • US National Library of Medicine

Physician Resources


Consumer Health Care Information

Start Here:  Virtual Health "Treatments" 

Important information for anyone seeking healthcare information on the web.  Provided by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). 

AMA Health Insight - "On-line Health Information for Everyone" by the American Medical Association.  Provides information about specific health conditions.  If you don't immediately see the topic you're looking for, check under "Previous Topics".

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) -  This is a government agency site that "helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services".  Download "Now You Have a Diagnosis: What's Next?" for some valuable advice.

Community Asthma Education Initiative - Cooperative venture of Lincoln hospitals, pharmacies and community agencies with a focus on asthma education and prevention.  Information on this website is beneficial to patients, families and providers. 

Medline plus - Consumer healthcare information provided by the National Library of Medicine.

National Institute of Health - Health Information - This US government web-site offers an extensive list of web-based resources and publications for healthcare consumers.

National Health Council - "Where the Health Community Meets".  Comprised of more than 100 national health-related organizations, their "Member Organizations" page provides an extensive list of links to quality informational sites.

Insurance:  

 

Check out insure.com - "The Consumer Insurance Guide" or AHRQ - Health Plans 

 

Medications:

Buying Medicines and Medical Products On-line - This US Food and Drug Administration site includes tips, warnings and enforcement news about on-line medical and prescription sites.  If you are considering purchasing medications on-line, check this out first!

SafeMedication.com - Sponsored by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, this consumer information site provides health news, medication tips, and a prescription medication database with user-friendly information about medication safety and side effects.


Resources for Medical Professionals

AM News - "American Medical News"

National Guideline Clearinghouse - This site is "intended to make evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and related abstract, summary, and comparison materials widely available to health care professionals".  Sponsored by AHRQ in coordination with the AMA and American Association of Health Plans and operated by US Dept. of Health and Human Services.

State of Nebraska Health and Human Services - Credentialing Division, HHS section that licenses healthcare professionals and facilities.  Databases provide information about all licensees.


Updated 04/03/06

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