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Resources

For helpful tools and resources on a variety of topics and projects, visit the Resource Center.

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State Medical Organizations

Texas Medical Association

Texas Osteopathic Medical Association

Texas Nurses Association

Texas Health Information Management Association

Texas Hospital Association

Texas Health Care Association (THCA)

Texas Nurse Practitioners Association

Federal Government Departments and Agencies

Medicare

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Texas Government Departments and Agencies

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS)

Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Texas Department of Insurance

Texas Attorney General

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Texas Medical Board

National Organizations

American College of Cardiology

American Cancer Society

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

American Association of Retired Persons

Health Care Compliance Association

For Nursing Home Consumers and Their Families

American Association of Retired Persons

American Medical Directors Association

Alzheimer’s Association

DADS Resource Information for Long-Term Care Consumers

Find Long Term Care and Elder Care Resources

For Nursing Home Professionals

The American Geriatrics Society

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging

Clinical Geriatrics

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

American Medical Directors Association

Medscape
Medical news, some online journals, practice guidelines, etc.

National Guideline Clearinghouse

PEPPER Supports Quality and Compliance Activities (PDF)

Pressure Ulcers

Braden (Scale)
A summated rating scale made up of six subscales

Braden (Free Copyright Permission Form)
Permission form to use the Braden Scale

NPUAP (National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP)
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment through public policy, education and research.

Restraint Reduction

Safety Without Restraints
A New Practice Standard for Safe Care
Minnesota Department of Health

Person-Directed Care

Pioneer Network
A growing coalition of organizations and individuals from across the nation, Pioneer Network advocates for public policy changes, creates communication, networking and learning opportunities.

Immunization

Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Immunization Action Coalition

Pain Management

World Health Organization, Palliative Care: Symptom management and end-of-life care (PDF)

AHRQ, National Guideline Clearinghouse: Pain management in the long-term care setting

Depression

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Mental Health America of Texas

National Mental Health America

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression

National Institute of Mental Health