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  • Helping Hands

    Working toward a future with better patient care involves the work and dedication of many. Below are peers who share our drive for improving patient outcomes.

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21st Century Catheter Project
The 21st Century Catheter Project is a grassroots movement based in England whose mission is to educate individuals regarding indwelling catheters. The site offers a free monthly newsletter.

IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IHI was founded by Don Berwick in the 1980’s to establish best practices in healthcare to reduce needless deaths and to prevent harm resulting from care, highlighted through their 100,000 Lives campaign and 5 Million Lives Campaign. Registration is free.

SHEA Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
SHEA is dedicated to advancing the science and practice of healthcare epidemiology and preventing and controlling morbidity, mortality, and the cost of care linked to healthcare-associated infections.

The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

CDC Centers for Disease Control
CDC link regarding guidelines for urinary catheters and prevention strategies for CAUTI.

Apparelyzed – Spinal Cord Injury Peer Support
This compelling website provides peer support for those affected by spinal cord injuries. When someone suffers a spinal cord injury, there will be a wide variety of issues to cope with, including urinary drainage. The sites forum area helps to enable individuals to think differently about solving practical problems, and therefore helps to enable independence through the social interaction with others who have had similar experiences.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
The Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) is a not for profit organization that promotes camaraderie through friendship, education, advocacy and recreation to enhance the quality of life for those affected by spinal cord injuries and disabilities.

APIC Professional Association for Infection Preventionists
The mission of APIC is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection. This is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost.

WOCN Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Association
The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society™ (WOCN®) a professional nursing society that supports its members by promoting educational, clinical, and research opportunities to advance the practice and guide the delivery of expert health care to individuals with wounds, ostomies, and incontinence.

Partnership for Patients HHS sponsored program by the Affordable Care Act
The focus of the Partnership for Patients program is to eliminate preventable hospital-acquired conditions so that patients may heal without complication.


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