NGC Update Service: January 15, 2018

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January 15, 2018

New This Week

Published Guideline Summaries

American Physical Therapy Association, Inc., The Orthopaedic Section

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Withdrawn Guideline Summaries

The guideline summaries listed below have been withdrawn from the NGC Web site because they no longer meet the NGC Inclusion Criteria. See the Guideline Summaries Archive for a complete list of summaries that have been withdrawn from NGC.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

  • Occupational therapy practice guidelines for adults with serious mental illness.
  • Occupational therapy practice guidelines for productive aging for community-dwelling older adults.

Galician Health Technology Assessment Agency

  • Clinical practice guideline for the prevention and treatment of suicidal behaviour.

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

  • Advance directives. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Age-related changes in health. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Assessing cognitive functioning. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Assessment and management of mealtime difficulties. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Assessment of physical function. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Comprehensive assessment and management of the critically ill. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Delirium. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Depression in older adults. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Detection of elder mistreatment. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Excessive sleepiness. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Fall prevention. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Family caregiving. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Function-focused care (FFC) interventions. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Health care decision making. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Heart failure: early recognition, and treatment of the patient at risk for hospital readmission. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Managing oral hydration. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Nutrition in aging. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Pain management in older adults. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Physical restraints and side rails in acute and critical care settings. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Pressure ulcer prevention. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Providing oral health care to older adults. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Recognition and management of dementia. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Reducing adverse drug events in older adults. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Sexuality in the older adult. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Substance misuse and alcohol use disorders. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Transitional care. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.
  • Urinary incontinence in older adults admitted to acute care. In: Evidence-based geriatric nursing protocols for best practice.

Health Care Association of New Jersey

  • Fall management guideline.
  • Medication management guideline.

HealthPartners Dental Group

  • HealthPartners Dental Group and Clinics oral cancer guideline.

Heart Rhythm Society

  • 2012 EHRA/HRS expert consensus statement on cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: implant and follow-up recommendations and management.
  • HRS/ACCF expert consensus statement on pacemaker device and mode selection.
  • PACES/HRS expert consensus statement on the management of the asymptomatic young patient with a Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW, ventricular preexcitation) electrocardiographic pattern.

Announcements

G-I-N Conference

The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) 2018 Conference will take place from September 11-14, 2018 in Manchester. The theme is "Why We Do What We Do: The Purpose and Impact of Guidelines." Registration opens January 17, 2018. For more information, visit the G-I-N Conference Web site.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory

January 11, 2018: Feeding Tube Placement Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Reports of Pneumothorax Events: FDA is providing information about reports of pneumothorax events associated with feeding tube placement procedures using enteral access systems (EAS). Most reports indicate these pulmonary events required urgent intervention, including needle decompression or chest tube placement. Several of these events were associated with cardiopulmonary arrest and patient death. Although pneumothorax is a known rare complication of "blind insertion" of feeding tubes, typically < 0.5%, FDA is alerting clinicians that the use of EAS devices does not eliminate this risk and reminding health care providers of important safety information about these systems.

January 11, 2018: Prescription Opioid Cough and Cold Medicines: FDA is requiring safety labeling changes for prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone to limit the use of these products to adults 18 years and older because the risks of these medicines outweigh their benefits in children younger than 18. FDA is also requiring the addition of safety information about the risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, death, and slowed or difficult breathing to the Boxed Warning, the most prominent warning, of the drug labels for prescription cough and cold medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone.

Health Awareness Topics: January 2018

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