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.
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.
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.
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.