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Organizations & their procedures for accreditation of health care facilities

Joint Commission [265] ?

Accredits health organizations in the US

Disaster Management

Emergency plans and disaster guidance for health care facilities

Recovery Checklist for Hospitals After a Disaster [pdf] [37606] ?

Intended to assist facilities in maintaining a safe environment of care by checking potential issues after a disaster


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 materials

CA-California Office of Health Information [27515] ?

For offices within California State Government impacted by the HIPAA requirements

Privacy Provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [17528] ?

Guidance on HIPAA for those who collect health-related data for marketing purposes

Infection Control

Infection control in hospitals and healthcare institutions

Updated Environmental Infection Control Toolkit [26749] ?

A variety of tools for spills, cleaning policy and other tools


Medical malpractice, risk management in medicine, insurance, etc.

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication in the Healthcare Setting [35581] ?

Principles used by public health professionals and public information officers

How to Identify a Frivolous Medical Case [25661] ?

o avoid filing a frivolous medical negligence case, the following questions may be helpful

Medical Malpractice Claims - Your Next Move [30160] ?

Planning your next move when wrongly accused of medical malpractice

Updated Physican's Guide to Medical Malpractice [25663] ?

This guide is designed to give physicians a context for understanding the impact of a legal claim and of insurance

Medication Safety

Medication error reduction, drug safety handling procedures

Potential Herb-Drug Interactions [11489] ?

Focuses on the most serious or documented interactions

Patient Handling

Patient transfer techniques, use of lift equipment, patient transfer teams

WA-Washington Safe Patient Handling Law [30383] ?

Resources about the state law requiring hospitals to implement a safe patient handling system

Patient Safety

Medical errors, medication errors, patient safety guidance

Wandering and Elopement in Nursing Homes [23655] ?

Cognitively impaired individuals who wander are at high risk of injury

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