A newly updated edition of the Pressure Ulcer Clinical Practice Guideline
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.
This summer, I had the opportunity to again gather with members of other Sections to attend training on how to undertake the process of clinical practice guideline
development, led by Joe Godges (Orthopedic Section) and Sandra Kaplan (Pediatrics Section) who have been the forerunners for our profession in this area.
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.
Key words: Clinical practice guideline
* clinical protocol * E-learning * intensive care * Internet * training * web-based
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