Category: Miscellaneous

Appraising and Scoring Clinical Practice Guidelines for Trust and Quality – The Good, The Bad and The Confusing

Increased pressure to provide high-quality, evidence-based care has driven the rapid proliferation of clinical practice guidelines and thousands of new and updated medical guidelines from hundreds of medical societies and government organizations are published each year. This dramatic increase in the number of published guidelines gives  healthcare providers more evidence to consider when managing their Read More

An Introduction to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Students

An Introduction to Clinical Practice Guidelines for Medical Students – Whether you are an aspiring physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other allied healthcare professional, at some point you will need to familiarize yourself with clinical practice guidelines. This article will take a look at exactly what clinical guidelines are, why they are created, and most importantly, why Read More

Update on the Pending NGC Shut Down – NGC’s Guideline Summaries Will NOT Be Lost for Good

There has been much talk over the last few weeks about AHRQ‘s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC), and its unfortunate demise. Politics and potential motives aside, one of the most commonly echoed fears is that the 1,500+ clinical guideline summaries currently available on the NGC website will disappear forever. While that indeed would be terrible for Read More

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Alternatives to AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse: Finding Guideline Summaries In a Post-NGC World

Recently, you may have heard that the National Guideline Clearinghouse (also known as NGC and guideline.gov) website will shut down after July 16, 2018. This abrupt end to a staple for healthcare professionals is due to defunding of some of AHRQ’s programs. If you are one of the two million visitors to the National Guideline Clearinghouse each Read More

Announcing Our Newest Partner – The American Gastroenterological Association

Guideline Central and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) are partnering to create and disseminate user-friendly versions of the AGA Institute clinical guidelines.   The AGA clinical guidelines are evidence-based recommendations derived from systematic reviews of available medical literature that help guide clinical decision-making. Learn more at www.gastro.org/guidelines. As the quantity of available guidelines continues to Read More

The Importance of Quick-Reference Guidelines: Summaries of Related Studies

If you haven’t seen our clinical practice guidelines infographic, make sure to take a look. Based on the popularity of that blog post, we decided to create another along those lines. As you may already know, our goal with GUIDELINES Pocket Cards and Apps is improve patient outcomes by making sure clinicians have access to Read More

ASHP Surgical Prophylaxis Digital Guideline – Free Trial!

For a limited time – Guideline Central web and mobile users can access the popular ASHP Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Surgery GUIDELINES Pocket Card in digital format. How to Access your Free ASHP Guidelines: 1. Visit GuidelineCentral.com/ASHP13 2. Create your free Guideline Central account and password (new users) 3. Download and launch the mobile app (Guidelines on Read More

Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

American Heart Association / American College of Cardiology Foundation GUIDELINES Pocket Card is Finally Here! The Stable Ischemic Heart Disease (SIHD) GUIDELINES Pocket Card is endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA).  It is based on their latest guidelines. This practical quick-reference tool contains screening, risk assessment Read More