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Other leading national industry associations play an important role for BARD by providing valuable educational, clinical, professional and networking resources.   To learn more, please click on the associated links below.

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Healthcare Industry Associations

www.cdc.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – primary online communication channel providing users with credible, reliable health information 

www.jointcommission.org  OSHA & JCAHO Safety Standards – committed to improving health care safety 

www.ihi.org 
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – a not-for-profit organization leading the improvement of health care throughout the world
 

www.ahrq.gov
Agency for Healthcare Research and Qualitya federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans
 

www.webmd.com/
WebMD – provides medical information for patients, physicians and other health care providers 

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Medical Research Links

www.mdconsult.com/ 
MD Consult – Medical Information Service with full text of medical journals and reference books; practice guidelines; medical news; drug information; MEDLINE; and more 

medline.cos.com/ 
Medline – a comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information 

www.medscape.com 
Medscape – features medical journal articles, free CME, MEDLINE, case reports, medical news, major conference coverage, and comprehensive drug information 

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov 
National Library of Medicines – search service that provides access to over 10 million medical citations 

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Surgical Associations

www.facs.org 
American College of Surgeons (ACS) - dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment 

www.sages.org 
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) - represents a worldwide community of surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients in every country 

www.sls.org
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) – largest minimally invasive or Laparoscopic Society in North America 

www.breastsurgeons.org 
American College of Breast Surgeons - the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with benign or malignant breast disease 

www.chestnet.org 
American College of Chest Surgeons - global leader in providing education in cardiopulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine to optimize health and advance patient care 

www.womensurgeons.org 
Women Surgeons Association - to inspire, encourage, and enable women surgeons to realize their professional and personal goals 

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Pediatric Associations

www.eapsa.org 
American Society for Pediatric Surgeons - to ensure optimal pediatric surgical care of patients and their families, to promote excellence in the field, and to foster a vibrant and viable community of pediatric surgeons  

www.apsna.org  
American pediatric Surgical Nurses Association - special group of health professionals whose talents are many but whose focus is singular....children 

www.nann.org
National Association of Neonatal Nurses – addresses the educational and practice needs within the evolving specialty of neonatal nursing, while giving all neonatal nurses national representation 

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Critical Care Associations

www.aacn.org American Association of Critical Care Nurses – dedicated to providing the Critical Care Nurse with up-to-date information about technology and treatment techniques 

www.sccm.org 
Society for Critical Care Medicine - the largest multiprofessional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care  

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Infection Control Associations

 
www.apic.org 
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology – a leader in infection prevention and control by practitioners, policy makers, healthcare executives, and consumers
 

www.shea-online.org 
Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America – dedicated to advancing the application of the science of healthcare epidemiology
 

www.idsociety.org
Infectious Disease Society of America – publishes The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Infectious Diseases
 

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Endourological Associations

www.endourology.org 
Endourological Society – established in an effort to facilitate scientific dialogue among endourologists worldwide in the form of annual meetings, circulation of scientific literature, and surgical skill training courses/hands-on laboratory sessions 

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Vascular Associations

www.ins1.org 
Infusion Nurses Society (INS) – committed to bringing innovative new resources and opportunities to a wide range of healthcare professionals who are involved with the specialty practice of infusion therapy 

www.vasamd.org 
Vascular Access Society of the Americas, Inc. – information exchange for members with access to abstracts and presentations 

www.vascularweb.org 
Vascular Web (sponsored by The Society for Vascular Surgery) – education and resources 

www.scvir.org 
Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) – education and resources  

www.scai.org 
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions – education and resources 

www.avainfo.org 
Association for Vascular Access (AVA) – provides an opportunity for members to improve practice and patient outcomes by focusing on education and new product innovations 

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Nursing Associations

www.aorn.org  
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses –
a professional association that empowers the OR nurse with education, standards of practice, and peer networking 

www.ons.org 
Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) – dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing 

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Cardiac Electrophysiology

www.hrsonline.org 
Heart Rhythm Society - provides medical information for patients, physicians and other health care providers 

www.americanheart.org 
American Heart Association - provides medical information for patients, physicians and other health care providers 

acc.org 
American College of Cardiology - provides medical information for patients, physicians and other health care providers 

www.escardio.org 
European Society of Cardiology - provides medical information for patients, physicians and other health care providers 

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IV & Catheter Stabilization

www.avainfo.org 
Association for Vascular Access - provides an opportunity for members to improve practice and patient outcomes by focusing on education and new product innovations 

www.isips.org 
International Sharps Industry Prevention Society – formed to reduce the number of accidental needlestick and other sharps injuries that occur globally by promoting the use of safety-engineered products and services 

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Prostate Cancer – Brachytherapy

www.astro.org 
American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology - members continuing medical education, health policy analysis, patient information resources and advocacy that they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing healthcare delivery system  

www.aapm.org
The American Association of Physicists in Medicine - promotes the application of physics to medicine and biology; encourages interest and training in medical physics and related fields 

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Breast Cancer

www.breastsurgeons.org 
American Association of Breast Surgeons – the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with benign or malignant breast disease 

www.cancer.org 
American Cancer Society – education and resources 

www.rsna.org 
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – promotes and develops the highest standards of radiology and related sciences through education and research 

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Women’s Health

www.acog.org 
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – advocacy for Women’s Health Care Physicians 

www.augs.org 
American Urogynecologic Society - promotes the highest quality care in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery through excellence in education, research and advocacy 

www.aagl.org 
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists - serves women by advancing the safest and most efficacious diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that afford less invasive treatments for gynecologic conditions through the integration of clinical practice, research, innovation, and dialogue 

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Kidney Disease

www.asdin.org 
American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology – promotes the appropriate application of new and existing procedures in order to improve the care of patients with kidney disease 

www.asn-online.org 
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) – committed to preventing kidney disease and making life better for patients

www.annanurse.org 
American Nepherology Nurses' Association - promotes excellence by advancing nephrology nursing practice and positively influences outcomes for individuals with kidney disease
 

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Hernia Repair

www.herniainfo.com 
BARD’s Hernia Resource Center (sponsored by Davol, a C. R. Bard, Inc. company) – patient focused on education, FAQs and advancements in technology
 

www.americanherniasociety.org 
American Hernia Society –
provides a professional forum for the exchange of information and education regarding historic, current, and future methods of diagnosis and treatment of abdominal wall abnormalities 

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Peripheral Arterial Disease
www.padcoalition.org 
Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Coalition – alliance of leading health organizations, vascular health professional societies, and government agencies that have united to raise public and health professional awareness about lower extremity P.A.D. 
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Urological Associations
www.auanet.org
American Urological Association – the premier professional association for the advancement of urologic patient care. Works to ensure that its members are current on the latest research and practices in urology. 


Related Links

AdvaMed 

Healthcare Industry Associations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
JCAHO
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Agency for Healthcare Research and QualityWebMD  

Medical Research Links
MD ConsultMedlineMedscapeNational Library of Medicines 

Surgical Associations 
American College of Surgeons
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
American Society of Breast SurgeonsAmerican College of Chest SurgeonsWomen Surgeons Association 

Pediatric Associations 
American Society for Pediatric SurgeonsAmerican Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association
National Association of Neonatal Nurses 

Urological Associations 
American Urological Association  

Critical Care Associations 
American Association of Critical Care Nurses Society for Critical Care Medicine 

Infection Control Associations
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and EpidemiologySociety of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America Infectious Disease Society of America 

Endourological Associations 
Endourological Society 

Vascular Associations 
Infusion Nurses SocietyVascular Access Society of the AmericasVascular WebSociety of Interventional RadiologyThe Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and InterventionsAssociation for Vascular Access 

Nursing Associations 
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Oncology Nursing Society  

Cardiac Electrophysiology 
Heart Rhythm SocietyAmerican Heart AssociationAmerican College of CardiologyEuropean Society of Cardiology 

IV & Catheter Stabilization 
Association for Vascular AccessInternational Sharps Industry Prevention Society 

Prostate Cancer – Brachytherapy 
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and OncologyThe American Association of Physicists in Medicine 

Breast Cancer 
American Association of Breast SurgeonsAmerican Cancer SocietyRadiological Society of North America 

Women’s Health 
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Urogynecologic Society
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 

Kidney Disease
American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology
American Society of NephrologyAmerican Nepherology Nurses' Association 

Hernia Repair 
BARD’s Hernia Resource Center
American Hernia Society 

Peripheral Arterial Disease 
Peripheral Arterial Disease