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Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals

Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals

Other Resources

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WonderHowTo.com

WonderHowTo.com is a community-fueled, search engine and directory for Free How-To Video. We provide the largest, most contemporary, and most diverse resource in this increasingly vibrant space.

CouponCabin

If you’re looking for the best deals online, you’ve come to the right place. At CouponCabin we spend our days searching consumer emails, online forums, blogs, merchant sites and even the Sunday newspaper looking for those elusive coupon codes online retailers release to their “special customers”. We monitor discounts for more than 2,000 online stores, sort through 3,000 weekly e-mails and update our directory three times a day so that you too can take advantage of these great online savings.

eHow.com

eHow.com is an online community dedicated to providing visitors, like you, the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects. We combine the experiential knowledge of certified experts with the practical knowledge of everyday people to help you discuss, plan, and complete all kind of things.

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services was developled to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries.

Department of Health and Human Service

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.

The American Hospital Directory

The American Hospital Directory® provides data and statistics about more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide.

AHD.com hospital information includes both public and private sources such as Medicare claims data (MedPAR and OPPS), hospital cost reports, and other files obtained from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Medscape

Medscape from WebMD offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. After a simple, 1-time, free registration, Medscape from WebMD automatically delivers to you a personalized specialty site that best fits your registration profile.

LiveJournal

LiveJournal is a community publishing platform, willfully blurring the lines between blogging and social networking. Since 1999 LiveJournal has been home to a wide array of creative individuals looking to share common interests, meet new friends, and express themselves.

All Nurses

All Nurses is one of the largest nursing forums on the web and allows nurses to communicate and network with peers across the country.

Mint

In five minutes or less, you’ll see where you’re spending your money, understand how your investments are performing, and set up realistic budgets. Set up email and SMS alerts and you’ll be automatically updated whenever there’s an important change in your finances. Only Mint.com finds you personalized ways to save money, using patent-pending software which analyzes your current spending. The typical Mint.com user finds hundreds in savings in their first visit

GSA

GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, offering products, services, and facilities that federal agencies need to serve the public. GSA offers businesses the opportunity to sell billions of dollars worth of products and services to federal agencies.

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TurboTax

TurboTax is an American tax preparation software package initially developed by Michael A. Chipman of Chipsoft in the mid-1980s. TurboTax became an Intuit product as a result of the 1993 acquisition of its creator, San Diego-based Chipsoft.

TurboTax is one of the most popular income tax preparation software packages in the United States.

Travel Tax

Our specialty practice area includes mobile professionals in healthcare, IT, engineering, nuclear, foreign missionaries, Canadian, international and similar situations. With over 17 years experience in travel nurse taxes, we understand the needs of the traveling “contingent” professional working in multiple tax jurisdictions. We represent clients before IRS, Canadian Revenue Agency, and state tax agencies in audits and controversy resolutions. Our services continue with year round support.

Symmetry Software

Online withholding forms are electronic W-4 tax forms (federal, state, or local) an employee can fill out completely online.

IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a United States government agency tasked with collecting yearly state and income tax from working residents and businesses. Most citizens pay income tax to the IRS annually, though in some cases quarterly prepayments are required for freelancers and businesses that exceed a given income threshold. The IRS is part of the Department of the Treasury.

IRS income and state taxes are based on the calendar year with annual payments due no later than the following April 15th. The process of submitting IRS tax forms is called filing taxes. A request for an extension is acceptable, but estimated payments must accompany the extension request, which must be filed early.

Moving.com

Since 1999 Moving.com has been the recognized online leader of providing easy-to-use and effective resources and tools to help with local, long distance, and international moving needs. Our network of moving companies, storage facilities, and truck rental providers is the most trusted in the industry, a result of our Commitment to Quality which requires all member companies to be properly licensed and insured. We connect site users with our network of moving service providers, providing up to six free “no obligation” quotes from qualified professionals looking to compete for their business. In addition, our customized online moving tools, mortgage rates tables, and useful articles are recognized by our satisfied customers as providing essential moving information designed to save time and money.

Professional Association of Nurse Travelers

The Professional Association of Nurse Travelers serves as a comprehensive educational resource for Healthcare Travelers in the United States. Our larger vision is to improve the conditions for Healthcare Travelers, hospitals and patients. The Association identifies issues of concern to nurse travelers, researches solutions and defines standards that foster safe, healthy, and humane work environments. Universal Implementation of Compact State licensure for nurses and mandated safe staffing ratios are two such important issues that can have a positive impact on working conditions and patient care. As a 501(c)(6) non-profit, the Association and its members are legally allowed to lobby Congress and state legislative bodies on issues and laws that impact our member constituent.

Professional Resources

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Education & Professional Development

American Association for Respiratory Care

Since 1947, the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has been committed to enhancing your professionalism as a respiratory care practitioner, improving your performance on the job, and helping you broaden the scope of knowledge essential to your success. With more than 49,000 members nationwide, the AARC is the only professional society for respiratory therapists in hospitals and with home care companies, managers of respiratory and cardiopulmonary services, and educators who provide respiratory care training.

RadiologyWorkers.com

Continuing Education resource for radiology and imaging professionals.

Professional Associations

ABR

The ABR is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Through ABMS, the boards work together to establish common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification. The boards were founded by their respective specialties to protect the public by assessing and certifying doctors who meet specific educational, training and professional requirements. The ABR is an independent, not-for-profit organization.

AAPM

The AAPM is a scientific and professional organization, founded in 1958, composed of more than 7000 scientists whose clinical practice is dedicated to ensuring accuracy, safety and quality in the use of radiation in medical procedures such as medical imaging and radiation therapy. We are generally known as medical physicists and are uniquely positioned across medical specialties due to our responsibility to connect the physician to the patient through the use of radiation producing technology in both diagnosing and treating people. The responsibility of the medical physicist is to assure that the radiation prescribed in imaging and radiation therapy is delivered accurately and safely.

One of the primary goals of the AAPM is the identification and implementation of improvements in patient safety for the medical use of radiation in imaging and radiation therapy.

ASTRO

Founded in 1958, ASTRO’s mission is to advance the practice of radiation oncology by promoting excellence in patient care, providing opportunities for educational and professional development, promoting research and disseminating research results and representing radiation oncology in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment

American Board of Medical Physics

Established in 1987, The American Board of Medical Physics certifies physicists and related scientists to practice clinical medical physics and perform research on human subjects. Originally, the ABMP certified medical physicists in the traditional disciplines of Radiation Therapy Physics and Diagnostic Imaging Physics but by agreement with the American Board of Radiology in 2001 the ABMP discontinued new examinations in these two subdisciplines

American Association of Medical Dosimetrists

The American Association of Medical Dosimetrists is an international society established to promote and support the Medical Dosimetry profession. We provide opportunities for education, a forum for professional interaction and a representative voice in the healthcare community. The Society seeks to promote an ideal of professional conduct to which its members should aspire and endorses the highest standards of patient care.

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

The mission of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists is to advance the medical imaging and radiation therapy profession and to enhance the quality of patient care

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography was founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) promotes quality care and patient safety through the certification and continuing competency of ultrasound professionals.

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) was officially established as a multidisciplinary organization in 1952 when the use of ultrasound for medical diagnosis was in its infancy. Medical pioneers recognized the potential of this fast-growing imaging modality and agreed on the need to advance the art and science of ultrasound in medicine and research.

The AIUM has established committees to address the needs of the organization and the educational needs of the profession. Some of these committees are Annual Convention, Bioeffects, Clinical Standards, Constitution, Continuing Medical Education, Educational Resource, Finance, Membership, Patient Resource, Regional Courses, and Technical Standards. Subcommittees and ad hoc committees are created as needed.

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) serves as the voice of all clinical laboratory professionals, creating a vision for the advancement of the clinical laboratory practice field, and advocating the value and the role of the profession ensuring safe, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient centered health care.

Education & Professional Development

ASCPi

ASCPi

The American Society for Clinical Pathology unites more than 100,000 anatomic and clinical pathologists, medical laboratory professionals, residents and students to accelerate the advancement of laboratory medicine to better improve patient care through knowledge, collaboration, and global community.

Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (“PHE”)

Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (“PHE”) provides Power-Pak C.E.® educational programs for the broad spectrum of healthcare professions. Professional medical and pharmaceutical education constitutes PHE’s core activity. This mission is achieved through the company’s ongoing continuing education activities. The primary goal of all of our continuing education programs is to provide and disseminate topical education to all medical personnel and pharmacists in order to maintain and improve their knowledge and skill.

Professional Associations

ASCPi

ASCPi

The American Society for Clinical Pathology unites more than 100,000 anatomic and clinical pathologists, medical laboratory professionals, residents and students to accelerate the advancement of laboratory medicine to better improve patient care through knowledge, collaboration, and global community.

Education & Professional Development

Lippincott’s NursingCenter.com

Created by nurses, for nurses, Lippincott’s NursingCenter.com is the premier destination site for your clinical and professional informational needs. We are committed to providing credible, current, authoritative, evidence-based resources to help you in your practice.

Nurse.com

Nurse.com is a valuable resource containing Continuing Education (CE) course work, self-study courses, state certificate courses, and much more.

CEUFast

CEUFast, Inc. developed CEUFast.com to provide online courses for continuing education of nurses and other healthcare professionals. CEUFast, Inc. is a continuing education provider that has been in business since 1987.

NurseCEU.com

NurseCEU.com is a directory of online Continuing Education (CE) courses for RNs, LVNs, LPNs, Nurse Practitioners, critical care nurses, and other individuals working to provide health care. Always check the provider’s website for accreditation, terms, and conditions of service.

C3DC

The purpose of the (C3DC) Program is to offer continuing education for registered nurses who want to gain knowledge, understanding and judgment to minimize health hazards and life-threatening issues to vulnerable populations during the disaster cycle. The program will provide strategies addressing the four phases of a disaster to enable nurses to facilitate and work effectively as members of a team to manage both the physical and psychological impacts of disasters on vulnerable populations.

Professional Associations

American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation’s 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent member nurses associations, its organizational affiliates, and its workforce advocacy affiliate, the Center for American Nurses. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.

National Association of School Nurses

The National Association of School Nurses supports the health and educational success of children and youth by developing and providing leadership to advance school nursing practice by specialized registered nurses.

School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning (NASN, 2010)

Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow

Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow (NHT) is a coalition of 43 nursing and health care organizations working together to wage a communications campaign to attract people to the nursing profession.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America’s baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs

AACN’s educational, research, governmental advocacy, data collection, publications, and other programs work to establish quality standards for bachelor’s- and graduate-degree nursing education, assist deans and directors to implement those standards, influence the nursing profession to improve health care, and promote public support of baccalaureate and graduate education, research, and practice in nursing— the nation’s largest health care profession.

National League for Nursing

Dedicated to excellence in nursing education, the National League for Nursing is the preferred membership organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN members include nurse educators, education agencies, health care agencies, and interested members of the public. The NLN offers faculty development programs, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 30,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.

The American Society of Registered Nurses

The American Society of Registered Nurses was founded in May 2003. As a professional association for registered nurses, it serves nurses from all 50 States and across the globe.

Education & Professional Development

Physical Therapy degree and certificate programs

This site links to the top online Physical Therapy degree and certificate programs. You can request free information about the programs by using the links next to each school. If you are interested in enrolling in an online Engineering degree or certificate program, you can recieve more details and information by contacting the school with the provided links.

They are proud to say that our customers include the world’s leading hospitals, rehabilitation centres and universities, as well as private clinics and sports and fitness professionals from all over the world.

PhysioTools

PhysioTools produces Exercise Software for rehabilitation and training professionals who need to create personal exercise and information handouts for their clients, by print, email and high quality videos. Their software is easy to use, saves time and gives access to the world’s largest library of professional exercises by leading specialists.

They are proud to say that our customers include the world’s leading hospitals, rehabilitation centres and universities, as well as private clinics and sports and fitness professionals from all over the world.

Physical Therapy Channel

The Physical Therapy Channel is a community for sharing audio and video media among physical therapists, students, educators, other healthcare disciplines, and rehabilitation product vendors.

The site was created by a physical therapist with the goal of sharing various aspects of the PT profession. All users of the Physical Therapy Channel will have the ability to subscribe, listen, view, upload and share physical therapy videos and podcasts on our website.

PT Central

PT Central provides study materials and assorted resources for physical therapy students.

Rehabedge.com

Rehabedge.com is an extensive site that includes Continuing Education resources, rehabilitation products, an informative forum, and many others.

Professional Associations

American Physical Therapy Association

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 74,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.

American Occupational Therapy Association

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.

AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational therapy services; improving consumer access to health care services, and promoting the professional development of members.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government’s focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH’s mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability.

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the key international representative for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy around the world and the official international organisation for the promotion of Occupational Therapy. Founded in 1952, WFOT currently has 69 member associations.

PhysicalTherapist.com

PhysicalTherapist.com exists for the betterment of physical therapists. The original online resource, mechanism for exchange, and forum for ideas, PhysicalTherapist.com strives to improve the community of physical therapy professionals resulting in enhanced care for patients.

American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is dedicated to promoting professionalism and advancing the standards of patient care through education, literature, research, advocacy, and collaboration.

American Academy of Physical Therapy

The American Academy of Physical Therapy (AAPT) was formally established in 1989, on September 16, in Chicago, Illinois. Assembled were 63 strong and determined African American Physical Therapists supported by 21 who could not attend, for the purpose of addressing the many unmet professional concerns of the African American Physical Therapy Community.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine serves people with disabling conditions by promoting rehabilitation research and facilitating information dissemination and the transfer of technology. We value rehabilitation research that promotes health, independence, productivity, and quality of life for people with disabling conditions. We are committed to research that is relevant to consumers, educates providers to deliver best practices, and supports advocacy efforts that ensure adequate public funding for our research endeavors.

Aquatic PT Section

The purpose of the Aquatic PT Section is to meet the needs of physical therapists interested in using the water for various aspects of their careers, provide a means by which Association members with an interest in aquatic therapy can meet, exchange, develop and promote aquatic therapy as an important component to the physical therapy profession.

Section on Pediatrics

The Section on Pediatrics is one of the specialty sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. The mission of the Section on Pediatrics is to promote the highest quality of life for all children, people with developmental disabilities, and their families. The Section represents pediatric physical therapy and promotes its members as preferred providers. The Section also serves as a collective voice to further the role of pediatric physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

National Rehabilitation Association

The National Rehabilitation Association is an organization of approximately 5,600 members working together to promote “ethical and state of the art practice in rehabilitation.”

The National Rehabilitation Association seeks to be the premier organization nationwide connecting thousands of professionals in the area of vocational rehab. We are here to serve our members and provide them with up to date information on advocacy, issues and networking opportunities.

RESNA

RESNA is an organization for those engaged in the research, development, and application of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering. If you are new to RESNA, and this of interest to you, we invite you to explore the site to find out more. If you are familiar with RESNA, we hope you will find this new website, helpful, engaging and easy to use. With its launch, we pledge to ensure that it will evolve to continually meet the needs of our members and potential members.

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, the NATA has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide today. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of the NATA – to support their profession, and to receive a broad array of membership benefits

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for both physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in 53 jurisdictions – the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These high-stakes exams assess the basic entry-level competence for first time licensure or registration as a PT or PTA within the 53 jurisdictions.