Critical Nursing Education Websites

Compiled for NursesRNStyle

 

1. ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS & INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICES

 

CDC Guidelines for Isolation Precautions (2007)http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/2007IP/2007isolationPrecautions.html

   Fundamental Elements: Patient Placement, Transporting Patients, etc: http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/2007IP/2007ip_part2.html#i

                     Isolation Type for Specific Diseases:  http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/2007IP/2007ip_appendA.html

                     Types of Precautions: (Standard, Contact, Droplet/Respiratory, Airborne): http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/2007IP/2007ip_part3.html#a

   CDC Guidelines for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Setting (2002):  http://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/

   CDC Guideline for Prevention of Urinary Catheter Associated

                     Urinary Tract Infections (2009): http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/cauti/001_cauti.html 

   CDC Surgical Incision Site Infection Control (1999) latest edition:  http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/pdf/guidelines/SSI.pdf

   WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care-Advanced Draft-(2008): http://www.who.int/patientsafety/information_centre/guidelines_hhad/en/ (complete form at site to access guidelines.

 

2. SAFE MEDICATION PRACTICES

   Institute for Safe Medication Practices [ISMP]: http://www.ismp.org/

   Look Alike, Sound Alike Drugs : http://www.ismp.org/Tools/confuseddrugnames.pdf

   Do Not Crush Meds List (ISMP, 10/26/10): http://www.ismp.org/Tools/DoNotCrush.pdf

    ISMP Archive of Nurse Safety Alerts: http://www.ismp.org/newsletters/nursing/backissues.asp

 

3. PATIENT SAFETY & PREVENTION

   Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO]: http://www.jointcommission.org/

 

   JCAHO 2014 Patient Safety Goals

   http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/critical_access_hospital.aspx

       

   http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/SEA_50_alarms_4_5_13_FINAL1.PDF

       

   Sentinel Events: http://www.jointcommission.org/sentinel_event.aspx

 

4. National Council State Board of Nursing [NCSBN]: https://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm

   Practice Tests and Remediation:

                     RN: http://learningext.com/students/p/nclex-rn.aspx

                     PN: http://learningext.com/students/p/nclex-pn.aspx

 

5.  Auscultation Websites

 

      Heart Sounds: http://www.wilkes.med.ucla.edu/Physiology.htm

      Lung Sounds:  http://www.easyauscultation.com/lung-sounds-referenceguide.aspx

 

 

Darlene Franklin RN MSN: July 2008 for NursesRNStyle

Updated: 2/2/2010; 2/10/09; 2/12/09; 12/30/10; 6/11/12; 7/30/13