Hello - I am looking for a resource for medical standards of practice - either book or online format. I received an advertisement for a text, but cannot find it. Any ideas for a quick reference guide when working cases? Thanks in advance!
Jan 7, '09
Uptodate is a service that all the docs use and has all the standards.
May 7, '09
I just looked at that "Uptodate.com" website. A one-year subscription if $495, 2-year $790. OUCH! Is there anywhere else the SOC can be found? JCAHO website? State Boards of Nursing website?
May 10, '09
Every hospital I am in contact have it on their intranet. Also try a medical library.
You can also go to each of the Organizations ( American College of Cardiologists) or go to CMS for their standards. National Safety Forum,
Laywers use Lexis/Nexis which is very expensive, they should pay for your tools for the cases you review.
May 11, '09
Thank you for your response. I'll look into it and see what I can get to get started. Thanks again!