Professional Resources

Professional Resources

Professional Resources

Helping you provide quality care for your patients means providing links to every possible resource you need. To make finding that information easier, we’ve categorized most of the organizations you might search for right here on one page. Simply click on the name and you’re on their site. But don’t forget to return to www.aqaf.com for additional support from our team.

SCIP Links

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Institute of Healthcare Improvement
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Society of Thoracic Surgeons

ESRD Resources and Links

CMS ESRD Overview
ESRD Network 8

Workforce Retention Links

Better Jobs/ Better Care
Direct Care Alliance
National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce

Person-Centered Care Links

The Commonwealth Fund
The Eden Alternative
National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
Pioneer Network
Wellspring Institute

Restraints Links

American Medical Directors Association clinical practice guidelines for Falls and Fall Risk

Depression Links

American Medical Director’s Association: Depression Clinical Practice Guideline

Medicare Advantage Links

Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Systems CAHPS)
Health Outcomes Survey
Medicare Advantage General Information

BIPA Links

BIPA (Beneficiary Improvement Protection Act) Notices

DOQ-IT Links

DOQ-IT University

AMI Links

AHA/ACC Report on Measuring and Improving Quality of Care
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Thoracic Society
Heart Failure Society of America
Institute of Healthcare Improvement
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Breast Cancer Links

American Cancer Society
Breast Cancer Research
CDC’s Cancer Prevention
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Mammography Facility Database
Mammography Screening Services
National Cancer Institute
Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Diabetes Links

AADE
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Diabetes Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ESRD Network 8
National Diabetes Education Program

General Links

Alabama Hospital Association
Alabama Nursing Home Association
Alabama Medicare
Alabama Practice-Based CME
American Health Information Management Association
American Health Quality Association
American Hospital Association
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Case Management Society of America
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
ESRD Network Fistula First
Guide to Health Care Quality
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
International Society for Quality
Joint Commission Resources
Journal of Rural Health
LeapFrog Group for Patient Safety
Million Hearts
National Association for Healthcare Quality
National Guideline Clearinghouse
National Quality Forum
National Quality Measures Clearinghouse
People with Medicare

Heart Failure Links

AHA/ACC Report on Measuring and Improving Quality of Care
American College of Cardiology
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Thoracic Society
Heart Failure Society of America
Institute of Healthcare Improvement
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Hospital Links

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Alabama Board of Nursing
Alabama Hospital Association
Alabama Nursing Home Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Cardiology
American Health Quality Association
American Hospital Association
American Optometric Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Public Health Association
Association for Professionals in Infection Control
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Centers of Disease Control
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Food and Drug Administration
Hospital Compare
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
The Joint Commission
Medicare
National Committee for Quality Assurance
National Quality Measures
Quality Net

Home Health Links

CMS Home Health Initiative
Joint Commission
Outcome Based Quality Improvement

Immunization Links

Immunization Action Coalition
Infectious Diseases Society of America
National Coalition for Adult Immunization
National Network for Immunization
National Vaccine Program

Resource Links

AARP
Alabama Department of Public Health
Alabama Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
Joint Commission
Palmetto GBA – Medicare Contractor
Social Security Administration

Nursing Home Links

Alabama Nursing Home Association
CMS Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
Compare Nursing Homes in Your Area

Pain Links

ADD Protocol
American Chronic Pain Association
American Medical Directors Association Clinical Practice Guideline for Pain
Fast Facts on Pain Management
Innovations in End-of-Life Care
Living in Nursing Homes With Persistent Severe Pain
North Dakota Health Care Review
Pain/palliative care resources center website

Physician Office Links

Alabama Practice-Based CME
CMS Health Plan Website
Free Online CME Activities

Pneumonia Links

American Lung Association
American Thoracic Society
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Immunization Action Coalition
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Institute of Healthcare Improvement

Pressure Ulcer Links

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
American Medical Directors Association Clinical Practice Guideline: Pressure Ulcers
National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses

SIP Links

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Geriatrics Society
American Hospital Association
American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
Premier, Inc.
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
VHA, Inc.

Minority Health Links

African Americans & Cancer
Breast Cancer Survivorship
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
Think Cultural Health