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July/August Newsletter 2014



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Organization Name

Web Address

Purpose

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/csa.html

Provides rules and regulations regarding controlled substances including ordering and storage.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

www.epa.gov/ppcp

Provides guidance, background information and links for proper disposal of unused medications and personal care products.

Current Links to Pharmacy Drug Information

www.globalrph.com

 

www.epocrates.com

 

www.webmd.com

Provides current information regarding medications and diseases.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

www.pubmed.gov

Source for current research articles useful in establishing best practice guidelines.

World Health Organization

www.who.int/en

World Health Organization attempts to coordinate and address health issues worldwide.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

www.cms.gov

Provides regulations, reimbursement, latest transmittals, training, links, statistics (MDS, etc) and much more.

Centers for Disease Control

www.cdc.gov

Information and downloads available to assist in coordination of infection control, not limited to influenza. Best practice guidance on alphabetized disease processes.

MCIR: Michigan Care Improvement Registry

www.mcir.org

Useful site for documentation and tracking of vaccinations such as influenza, H1N1 influenza and shingles.

State of Michigan

www.michigan.gov

Website has information pertinent to health providers and licensing.

Medicare Nursing Home Compare

www.medicare.gov/NHcompare

Website compares long-term care facilities and posts ratings for 5-Star Quality of Care.

RAI/MDS Information

www.aanac.org/pages/mds_30.asp

MDS 3.0 Training portal, there is a cost. Provides the most up-to-date information gleaned from the CMS site.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Information Site/Tear for MDS 3.0 Draft

www.cms.gov/NursingHomeQualityInits/downloads/MDS30Draft.pdf

A draft of the current version, and guidance to user on MDS.3.0 in a nice PDF with bookmarks.

National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards

www.nabweb.org/NABWEB/common/examinations.aspx?id=50

A site that gives insight on the requirements for becoming a Long-Term Care Administrator or Assisted Living Administrator.

National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration

www.nadona.org

The website encourages membership, provides training, allows for testing for NADONA certifications for Directors of Nursing in Long-Term Care or Assisted Living facilities.

 









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