practice guideline

practice guideline

a detailed description of a process of patient care management that will facilitate improvement or maintenance of health status or slow the decline in health status in certain chronic clinical conditions. The purpose of a practice guideline is to assist health care providers to identify preferred treatment by providing links among diagnoses, treatments, and outcomes and by describing alternatives available for each patient. Practice guidelines provide a basis for evaluation of care and allocation of resources. See also clinical pathway.
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24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) convened stakeholders, including several medical societies, eight federal agencies, patient and payers organizations at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, for a press conference and stakeholder summit to announce and accelerate the adoption of its newly released National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use (National Practice Guideline) and associated products.
The purpose of the first edition of this American Association of Neuroscience Nurses' Clinical Practice Guideline is to summarize what is currently known about MG and to provide the reader with nursing-specific recommendations based on supporting evidence from nursing and other disciplines.
In the clinical practice guideline for evaluating patients with known or suspected SIHD, there are 28 recommendations that address initial cardiac testing to establish the diagnosis; cardiac stress testing in diagnosed patients to assess their risk of myocardial infarction or death; and coronary angiography for risk assessment (Ann.
The methodology of systematic reviews, which involves carefully analyzing research findings, can result a practice guideline that recommends treatments based on the best available evidence.
Appendices summarize clinical practice guideline appraisal tools and rating systems.
The practice guideline on Working with Unregulated Care Providers outlines the responsibilities and accountabilities of registered nurses in relation to assigning or delegating tasks to unregulated care providers (UCPs).
Hauck, Adler, and Mulla (2004) found that patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who were placed on a CAP clinical practice guideline had a decreased length of stay, lower odds of hospital mortality, and decreased total patient charges.
For a clinical practice guideline to be included in the National Guideline Clearinghouse, all of the following criteria must be met:
Of those noting that they did not use a practice guideline (27%-39%), most (52%-61%) stated that they were not aware of any guidelines relating to these practices.
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The collection is organized into four sections: (1) precursors to practice guideline development; (2) needs and challenges; (3) responsiveness to diversity in populations and settings; and finally (4) practitioner, organizational, and institutional factors in the utilization of practice guidelines.
The CD-ROM also includes three articles on the topics of quality assurance and clinical practice guideline development and implementation in the Netherlands.