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Professional Associations

AARC: American Association for Respiratory Care
"AARC’s mission is to advance the science, technology, ethics, and art of respiratory care through research and education for its members and to teach the general public about pulmonary health and disease prevention." Also includes AARC Resource Links -- an excellent page of evaluated websites for many topics [8/16]
American Lung Association
" The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by mproving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research."  [8/16]
CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The federal government's CDC website offers a wealth of information on a long list of health issues in an easy to use website. Choose "R" >> respiratory health.  [8/16]
CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The federal government's CMS website offers a considerable amount of valuable resource material including research, and statistics. To sort, use the search box for the word(s) "lung" and/or "respiratory."  [8/16]
CoARC: Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
"The mission of the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) is to serve the public by ensuring high quality respiratory care education through accreditation services." [8/16]
FDA: U. S. Food and Drug Administration
Huge compilation of information on food, drugs, medical devices and products, cosmetics, much more. Try the A> Z search for topics. [8/16]
NBRC: The National Board for Respiratory Care
"The National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC) is a voluntary health certifying board which was created in 1960 to evaluate the professional competence of respiratory therapists." [8/16]
NIH: The National Institutes of Health
"The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives." Huge amount of information in the Health topics A > Z section. [8/16]


Respiratory System and Lung Diseases
Images of respiratory system and lungs. Hardin, MD, University of Iowa. [4/17]
[website retired as of 2017.06]

Topics and Issues Health Information Privacy
"The Office for Civil Rights enforces the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information; the HIPAA Security Rule, which sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information; and the confidentiality provisions of the Patient Safety Rule, which protect identifiable information being used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety." [8/16]
The World Health Organization [WHO] has links to all versions of ICD-10 [Classification of Diseases] including the most current version, 2016.

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.  All Member States use the ICD which has been translated into 43 languages. [8/16]

Taylor & Francis Online
URL: (subscription link for NEIT on and off campus)
Publishers of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (e-journal subscription available via Full Text Finder) and many other publications of myriad topics.  [11/16]

Last updated 2017.04/ JH/ SW