Useful Websites for Further Research

COMMON MEDICAL TERMS USED IN HOSPITALS

http://nyp.org/glossary/index.html

ILLNESSES, MEDICAL CONDITIONS, OR INJURIES

http://www.medlineplus.gov
http://www.merck.com
http://www.webMD.com
http://www.healthfinder.gov
http://www.mayoclinic.com
http://www.cdc.gov
http://www.HHS.gov (information about health related resources)
http://www.NIH.gov (National Institute of Health)
http://www.mesothelioma.com information from Mesothelioma.com


GENERAL HEALTH AND DISEASE INFORMATION


World Health Organization
http://www.who.int/en/

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/


HEALTH ADVOCACY

Pilote Health Advocates
http://pilothealthadvocates.com


RESOURCES FOR NURSES

Nursefriendly, Inc.
http://www.nursefriendly.com

Nursingentrepreneurs.com
Nationwide Nursing resource to nurse entrepreneurs looking to nework and start home based businesses.
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com


MEDICATION ERRORS AND DRUG INTERACTIONS

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research:
http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/medicationerrors/default.htm

Institute for Safe Medication Practices
(They provide medication safety tools and resources.)
www.ismp.org

Drug Watch
http://www.drugwatch.com/

BEST HOSPITALS IN US

US News and World Report on America's Best Hospitals
http://health.usnews.com/sections/health/best-hospitals

HealthGrades America's 50 Best Hospitals
http://www.healthgrades.com


PATIENT SAFETY
http://www.jcipatientsafety.org (The Joint Commission's Center for Patient Safety)


PROFESSIONAL PATIENT ADVOCATES

Professional patient advocates are generally registered nurses and physicians (either retired or currently working) who realize the need for a professional who knows the medical field to step in and help a patient and his or her family.

Advo-connection
A professional patient advocacy organization
www.advoconnection.com


FAMILY AND PATIENT SUPPORT
Justin's HOPE Project at The Task Force For Global Health
Justin's HOPE Project at the Task Force for Global Health (Child Survival and Development.) Healthcare advocacy and education. 
http://justinhope.tumblr.com/ Justin Hope Healthcare Blog

Pressure Ulcer Resource Guide
www.pressureulcer.net

www.carepages.com
www.parentgiving.com   Note: Martine is a regular contributer to Parent Giving. See her articles.
www.caregiver.com
www.patientadvocatefoundation.org
www.npaf.org
www.CareResourcesLocator.com


HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES

http://www.healthgrades.com
http://www.nursingworld.org
http://www.jointcommission.org
http://www.skillednursingfacilities.org
http://matchnursinghomes.org
http://www.allonesearch.com/nursing-homes 


INSPIRATIONAL WEBSITES
http://smallworldbiglife.org


The Sixth Annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study
http://www.healthgrades.com/media/dms/pdf/patientsafetyinamericanhospitalsstudy2009.pdf



   

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