WOCN – National:
WOCN : Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
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:
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.