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Stay Current with Helpful Industry Resources

At ASP, we believe that by working together, we can make a difference in infection prevention. For your convenience, a selection of informative industry links is provided below. Please note that these links will open in a new window outside the ASP website. ASP is not responsible for the content featured in these organizations' sites.

Associations

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (ASHCSP)
ASHCSP provides education, networking, recognition, membership advocacy, and professional practices for central service professionals; includes society news, calendar of events, and other online resources.

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
Society dedicated to promoting the understanding and beneficial use of medical instrumentation; provides members with certification and standards information, industry news, and an online resource center.

Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM)
AHRMM is an online resource for healthcare materials management professionals; includes access to educational and technical resources, a virtual tradeshow, and exhibition information.

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
The APIC site is dedicated to the education of healthcare infection control professionals; includes access to comprehensive reference materials, news, and information regarding upcoming educational opportunities.

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
This source for perioperative information, sponsored by AORN, provides users with access to an online bookstore, best-practices network, AORN journal information, membership forum, and a perioperative career center.

IFIC facilitates worldwide networking of individuals and societies active in infection prevention and control by fostering communication, providing essential tools and educational materials, as well as helping in the development of infection control organizations where needed.

International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)
IAHCSMM provides central service professionals with structured educational opportunities, professional development, news, and a forum for information exchange.

International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
An independent, not-for-profit organization, JCAHO is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare.

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA)
This is the online resource for SGNA. It includes a list of upcoming events, membership discussion forums, society newsletter, and GI resource center.

The online site for the AGA, gastro.org offers seminal information on research, clinical practice, education and training, advocacy, and practice management, as well as a patient information center.

Government

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This site is dedicated to the promotion of health and quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability; includes summaries of noticeable diseases, news, and recommendations for healthcare professionals.

CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal (CDC EIDJ)
This quarterly journal sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information regarding resistant organisms, international outbreaks, and emerging pathogens.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA is responsible for safeguarding the natural environment. Their site provides information regarding the disposal of medical materials and offers online links to local EPA offices.

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA is the governmental agency responsible for the regulation of food, drug, and medical instrumentation, including product approvals, promotion, and marketing. Site includes information on relevant legislation, emerging issues, and product specific clearances and updates.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA is the governmental agency charged with promoting workplace safety and health programs for more than 100 million employees across the country. Site contains information on workplace legislation, news, and access to education, training, and related resources.

Corporate

Johnson & Johnson
Provides access to more than 30 Johnson & Johnson Internet sites ranging from Neutrogena® and Lifescan® to Ethicon and Janssen® Pharmaceutica. Also included is general product information as well as information on investor relations and career opportunities.

Device Manufacturers

Agilent Technologies
Karl Storz GmbH
Pentax Medical
Stryker® Corporation

Other Links

Endonurse.com: The Authority for the Continuing Advancement of Endoscopic Nursing
Online resource for nurses specializing in endoscopy includes industry updates, articles, online resources, Webinar access, an ask-the-expert forum, and a blog.

Healthcare Purchasing News
Digital edition of medical journal offers insights and news about people, places, processes, and products that influence the hospital supply chain. Online version also provides access to HPN blogline: http://www.hpnblogline.blogspot.com/.

Material compatibility article featured in Medical Device & Diagnostics Industry
This article provides information about various sterilization processes that utilize hydrogen peroxide gas plasma; recommended material compatibility and device compatibility for this process is also discussed.

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