NGC Update Service: December 12, 2016


December 12, 2016

New This Week

Guideline Summaries

American Academy of Neurology

American College of Physicians

Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium

European Association of Urology Nurses

Withdrawn Guideline Summaries

The guideline summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Summaries Archive for a complete list of summaries that have been withdrawn from NGC.

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

  • Care of the patient undergoing intracranial pressure monitoring/external ventricular drainage or lumbar drainage.
  • Care of the patient with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Nursing management of adults with severe traumatic brain injury.
  • Nursing management of the patient with multiple sclerosis.
  • Thoracolumbar spine surgery: a guide to preoperative and postoperative patient care.

British Society for Rheumatology

  • BSR and BHPR guidelines on the use of rituximab in rheumatoid arthritis.

British Thoracic Society

  • British Thoracic Society guideline for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic flexible bronchoscopy in adults.
  • British Thoracic Society guidelines for the management of community acquired pneumonia in children: update 2011.

Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, Taiwan

  • Taiwan osteoporosis practice guidelines.

C17 Council

  • Guideline for platelet transfusion thresholds for pediatric hematology/oncology patients.

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

  • Guidance on 1.5 tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanners compared with 3.0 tesla magnetic resonance imaging scanners.
  • Optimal use recommendations for atypical antipsychotics: combination and high-dose treatment strategies in adolescents and adults with schizophrenia.
  • Recommendations for optimal warfarin management for prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Canadian Chiropractic Association

  • Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache.

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

  • Recommendations on screening for breast cancer in average-risk women aged 40–74 years.

CancerControl Alberta

  • Non-small cell lung cancer stage I.
  • Non-small cell lung cancer stage II.
  • Risk reduction and surveillance strategies for individuals at high genetic risk for breast and ovarian cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Antiviral agents for the treatment and chemoprophylaxis of influenza. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
  • General recommendations on immunization. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
  • Guideline for the prevention and control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks in healthcare settings.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

  • Buprenorphine/naloxone for opioid dependence: clinical practice guideline.

Clinical Research Center for Dementia of South Korea

  • Clinical practice guideline for dementia. Part I: diagnosis & evaluation.

College of Family Physicians of Canada

  • Primary care of adults with developmental disabilities. Canadian consensus guidelines.

Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation

  • Chronic pain disorder medical treatment guidelines.
  • Complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy medical treatment guidelines.

Emergency Nurses Association

  • Emergency nursing resource: difficult intravenous access.
  • Emergency nursing resource: non-invasive temperature measurement in the emergency department.
  • Emergency nursing resource: orthostatic vital signs.
  • Emergency nursing resource: wound preparation.


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Conference News

Registration is now open for the Evidence-based Guidelines Affecting Policy, Practice and Stakeholders (E-GAPPS III) Conference. It will be held March 20-21, 2017 at The New York Academy of Medicine. The event is sponsored by the Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) and NYAM's Section on Evidence Based Health Care (SEBHC). The conference is titled "Beyond Implementation: Are Clinical Guidelines Improving Healthcare Quality?"

AHRQ Announces Funding Opportunity for Developing Measures of Shared Decisionmaking

A new funding opportunity announcement from AHRQ solicits applications for research projects to develop, test and evaluate measures of shared decisionmaking for research conducted in clinical settings. Shared decisionmaking is a collaborative process in which patients and members of their clinical team make health care decisions that are informed by scientific evidence as well as patients' values and preferences. Each project is expected to produce valid and reliable measures of shared decisionmaking, along with instructions for implementing the measures and documentation on the development, testing and evaluation of the measures. The maximum cost for each project is $500,000 per year and $1.5 million for up to three years.

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Submit Guidelines: Visit our Submit Guidelines page for information on how to submit your organization's guidelines.

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