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Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/ Survey & Certification GroupIssued a Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) alert. Department under the Center for Medicaid and Medicare ServicesSociety of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA)Dedicated to the safe and effective practice of gastroenterology and endoscopy nursing.Joint CommissionNot-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits different types of healthcare facilitiesThe Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)Work to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in healthcare facilities.Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Federal government agency that issues guidelines to protect and improve health. Information on PPE. Published "Essential Elements of Reprocessing for Flexible Endoscopes".Med Watch ProgramReporting system. Report serious problems associated with the drugs and medical devices that are prescribed, dispensed, or used.Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)Federal agency. Administers HIPAA Standards. Surveyors ask about reprocessing Duodenoscopes. Registers antimicrobialsAmerican National Standards Institute (ANSI)A private, non-profit organization that coordinates the development and use of voluntary standards in the United States.International Standard Organization (ISO)Independent, non-governmental international organization. Gives world-class specifications for products, services, and systems, to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency.National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)Establishes codes, standards, guidelines, and recommended practices for the prevention and control of fires.United States Pharmacopeia National Formulary (USP-NF)Authoritative list of drugs, formulas, and preparations that sets the standard for drug manufacturing and dispensingWorld Health Organization (WHO)A group within the United Nations responsible for human health, including combating the spread of infectious diseases and health issues related to natural disasters.Canadian Standards Association (CSA)Canadian not-for-profit association that provides standards. Similar to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the United States.Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI)An independent nonprofit health services research agency. Uses research and applied science to inform the medical community about the safety of medical procedures and drugs.European Committee for Standardization (CEN)National standards bodies in Europe that promote free trade, the safety of workers and consumers ...environmental protection.American Society of Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)Building systems, energy efficiency and indoor air quality.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)Establishes standards on materials, products, systems, and services. Medical package testing. PPE.Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)Federal advisory committee to DHHS and CDC regarding the practice of infection control and strategies for healthcare-associated infections.ValidateConfirm that a process will produce a specific result.National Institutes of Health (NIH)The world's leading medical research center and the focal point for medical research in the United StatesAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)The agency focuses on minimizing human health risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances.American Society of Safety ProfessionalsThe American Society of Safety Professionals is a global association for occupational safety and health professionals.International Safety Equipment AssociationISEA is the association for safety equipment and technologies - equipment and systems that enable people to work in hazardous environments.Industrial Safety and Hygiene NewsCovers safety and health management topics. Provides editorial on OSHA and EPA regulations.

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