Online Resources

AGENCIES IMPACTING INFECTION CONTROL

APIC  http://www.apic.org

NON-REGULATORY

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)  http://www.cdc.gov
Infection Control Guidelines (Protecting patients & healthcare workers) 
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/guidelines.html
Adult vaccine schedule 
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html
Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of MTB in Healthcare Settings, 2005  http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5417.pdf
Guidance for the selection & use of personal protective equipment (PPE) 
http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/pdfs/ppe/PPEslides6-29-04.pdf
Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)  http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac
IHI – Institute for Healthcare Improvement  
http://www.ihi.org
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) 
http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
  NIOSH http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
World Health Organization
  http://www.who.int
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 
http://www.shea-online.org/

REGULATORY

Center for Medicare & Medicaid (see Legislation/COPs/Hospitals/IC)

http://www.cms.gov

CMS- Conditions of participation http://www.cms.gov/site-search/search-results.html?q=conditions%20of%20participation

Department Of Transportation http://www.dot.gov

EPA Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/

FDA Food & Drug Administration (see 2009 Food Code) http://www.fda.gov

OSHA Occupational Health & Safety Administration http://www.osha.gov

see Regulations

Occupational PPE; 1910.133

Eye & Face Protection; 1910.134

Bloodborne Pathogens 1910.1030 https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=standards&p_id=10051

Texas Administrative Code http://www.sos.state.tx.us/tac/

Texas Department of State Health Services http://www.dshs.state.tx.us

Texas Healthcare Associated Infections http://www.HAItexas.org

ACCREDITING AGENCIES

The Joint Commission http://www.jointcommission.org

DNV http://dnvglhealthcare.com/

College of American Pathologists http://www.cap.org

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities http://www.carf.org

OTHER AGENCIES

AAMI – Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation http://www.aami.org

ACGIH – American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists http://www.acgih.org

AIA/FGI – American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture for Health/Facility Guidelines Institute http://www.aia.org

American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org

ANSI – American National Standards Institute http://ansi.org

ASHE – American Society of Healthcare Engineers http://www.ashe.org/

ASHP – American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP) http://www.ashp.org/

ASHRAE – American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, & Air Conditioning Engineers

http://www.ashrae.org

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) http://www.nfpa.org

U. S. Pharmacopeia http://www.usp.org