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Clinical Practice Guidelines



Clinical Practice Guidelines


Clinical practice guidelines offer providers consistent and appropriate guidance for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of specific conditions or diseases. Clinical guidelines are evidence-based, reflect the current literature and research about treatment protocols, and reflect best practices.

The clinical guidelines below present an opportunity to significantly reduce variation in the clinical setting and provide part of a framework necessary for measuring and improving the quality of care.

We view all caregivers as active participants in the monitoring and feedback of the effectiveness of these guidelines and welcome provider feedback and suggestions.

Topic Guideline Source
Preventive Care For All Ages
Includes:
children up to 24 months;
children 2-19;
adults 20-64;
adults 65 and older) and perinatal care guidelines
Summary of Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) A and B recommendations - all ages

CDC Immunization Schedules:
Children 0-18 years
Catch up schedule for infants and children
Adults
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians)


USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force)




CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

 

Adult Depression In Primary Care Common Mental Health Disorders: Identification and Pathways to Care


Clinical Practice Review for Major Depressive Disorder


National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care
NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Clinical Guideline CG123

ADAA (Anxiety & Depression Association of America)

SAMSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Antibiotic Prescribing Information for Patients and Prescribers


Appropriate Use of Short-Course Antibiotics in Common Infections: Best Practice Advice
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

ACP (Annals of Internal Medicine Clinical Guidelines from the American College of Physicians)
Asthma Acute Asthma Exacerbations in Children

Asthma Management Guidelines: Focused Updates 2020

ACP (American College of Chest Physicians)

NHLBI/NIH (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/National Institute of Health)

ADHD-Pediatric Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents

AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Chronic Heart Failure in Adults Focused Update: ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure in Adults

Chronic heart failure in adults: diagnosis and management

ACC/AHA/HFSA 2017 (American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Failure Society of America)

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)

COPD Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
-includes clinical algorithm

ACP (American College of Chest Physicians)

VA/DoD (Veterans Association/Department of Defense) Clinical Practice Guidelines

Controlling Blood Pressure 2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)

2017 Guideline for High Blood Pressure in Adults

Clinical Practice Guideline for Hypertension-Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)


ACC (American College of Cardiology)


AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians)

Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease (CAD) Secondary Prevention for Patients with Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

AHA/ACCF (American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation)

Diabetes Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2021

ADA (American Diabetes Assoc.)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain


Evidence-Based Clinical Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Spine Care
ACP (American College of Chest Physicians) & APS (American Pain Society)

NASS (North American Spine Society)
Prenatal Care Update on Prenatal Care 2014 AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians)
Hepatitis C Screening (added 2021) CDC Recommendations for Hepatitis C Screening Among Adults CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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