WOCN – National:

WOCN : Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society

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Government Web Sites:

Centers for Disease Control : The Nation’s Prevention Agency

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services : The federal agency that administers the Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Programs.

Department of Health & Human Services : 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.

Food and Drug Administration : The Nation’s Foremost Consumer Protection Agency

Healthfinder : Gateway consumer health and human services information web site from the United States government. Healthfinder can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as the government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Today is one of the world’s foremost biomedical research centers, and the Federal focal point for biomedical research in the U.S.

National Library of Medicine : Every significant program of the Library is represented, from medical history to biotechnology.

Organizational Web Sites:

Advanced Practice Nurse Information Services : Designed for the clinical and professional advancement of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Anesthetists.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners : Formed in 1985 to promote the high standards of health care delivered by nurse practitioners and to act as a forum to enhance the identity and continuity of all nurse practitioner specialties.

American Medical Association : Physicians Dedicated to the Health of America

American Nurses Association : Nursing’s Future At Your Fingertips

Case Management Society of America : An international, not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary, society of case management and allied healthcare professionals.

Crohns Disease/Ulcerative Colitis : Home Page With Various Information

Computers Informatics Nursing : Magazine that covers the application of computer technology to contemporary nursing practice.

CINAHL Information Systems : Publisher of the celebrated CINAHL database, has been serving the needs of nurses and other healthcare professionals for over 40 years.

Health Care Information Center : Solutions for Health Problems

International Ostomy Association : An organization offering support and education to ostomates. It publishes the Ostomy International journal and the IOA News

JCAHO : The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The purpose is to inform the public; the health care community; and purchasers, employers, and unions about the Joint Commission, its services, and its products.

Medscape : Medscape is the leading interactive, multi-specialty, commercial Web service for clinicians and consumers. At our site you will find thousands of articles that are Web-enhanced for online browsing. The articles can also be easily downloaded if you prefer to do your reading offline.

National Association For Continence (NAFC) : National Association For Continence, formerly Help for Incontinent People, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with incontinence. NAFC’s purpose is to be the leading source of education, advocacy and support to the public and to the health professional about the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and management alternatives for incontinence.

National Association for Home Care (NAHC) : HomeCare On-line the virtual headquarters of the National Association for Home Care (NAHC).

Nursing Education Resource Guide : Whether you’re a current nurse seeking to become a nurse educator, a nursing student or just someone interested in nursing, you will find a lot of useful information in this guide.

Oncology Nursing Society Online (ONS) : The ONS is a national organization of more than 27,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching, research, administration and education in the field of oncology.

PharmWeb : The first hierarchical information resource on the Internet for pharmaceutical and health-related information.

United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. : The UOAA is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to assisting people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversion.

Worldwide Nurse : The Internet’s Nursing Index