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Respiratory Care Groups

AARC American Association for Respiratory Care
CSRT Canadian Society for Respiratory Care
CoARC Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
NAMDRC Nat'l Assoc for Medical Directors of Resp Care
NBRC National Board for Respiratory Care

Professional Organizations

AAB - American Association for Bronchology
AAP - American Academy of Pediatrics
AACN - American Assoc of Critical Care Nurses
AAFA - Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
AARC - American Association for Respiratory Care
AASM - American Association of Sleep Medicine
AAST - American Assoc of Sleep Technologists
ACEP - American College of Emergency Physicians
ACS - American Cancer Society
ACCP - American College of Chest Physicians
ACHE - American College of Healthcare Executives
AHA - American Heart Association
AHA - American Hospital Association
AHIMA - Am Health Information Management Assoc
AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
ALA - American Lung Association
AMA - American Medical Association
APIC - Assoc for Professionals in Infection Control
ASA - American Sleep Association
ASA - American Society of Anesthesiologists
ASDA - American Sleep Disorders Association
ATS - American Thoracic Society
AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges
CTS - Canadian Thoracic Society
CLMA - Clinical Laboratory Management Association
CFF - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

CLSI - Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute

ERS - European Respiratory Society
HIMSS - Healthcare Info & Mgt Systems Society
ISAM - Int'l Society for Aerosols in Medicine
ISMP - Institute for Safe Medical Practices

NSF - National Sleep Foundation
SCCM - Society of Critical Care Medicine
SHEA - Soc for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
UHC - University HealthSystem Consortium
USP - United States Pharmacopeia
WHO - World Health Organization

Respiratory Care Educational Programs

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Clinical Practice Guidelines

AARC American Association for Respiratory Care
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics
ACP American College of Physicians
ACCP American College of Chest Physicians
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
ATS American Thoracic Society
CDC Prevention of Healthcare Associated Pneumonia
NGC National Guideline Clearinghouse
NHLBI National Heart Lung Blood Institute
OSG Office of the Surgeon General - Tobacco Cessation


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Respiratory Care Equipment/Procedures

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Search the Literature

Also see: University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey,
Respiratory Care Program's,
Bibliographic Resources   


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Aerosolized Medications 

Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement. This list is not complete.  Therefore, please do a search on the drug name for additional information and links:

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Regulatory & Certification Agencies 

Relevant FDA Safety Alerts
•  Long-Acting Beta-Agonists (LABAs):
New Safe Use Requirements
Relenza (zanamivir) Inhalation Powder  
Drug must not be reconstituted in liquid formulation or
    used in any nebulizer or mechanical ventilator.
Unomedical Manual Pulmonary Resuscitator (10/7/09)
Portex Uncuffed Pediatric-Sized Tracheal Tubes (9/11/09)
Covidien Pedi-Cap End-Tidal CO2 Detector (9/10/09)
Dey Albuterol Sulfate Solution Unit Dose Vials (9/10/09)
Respironics BiPAP Focus NIV System  (7/9/09)
Shiley 3.0PED Cuffless Pediatric Trach Tube (3/10/09)
Joint Commission 'Sentinel Events'
•  Sentinel Event #43:  Safely implementing health
    information and converging technologies
•  Sentinel Event #36:  Tubing misconnections
•  Sentinel Event #25:  Preventing ventilator-related deaths
    and injuries
•  Sentinel Event #22:  Preventing needlestick and sharps
•  Sentinel Event #21:  Medical gas mix-ups .

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