Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Authoring Organization

Endorsing Organizations

Publication Month/Year

March 1, 2017

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

The primary purposes of this guideline are to improve the quality of care and outcomes for BPPV by improving the accurate and efficient diagnosis of BPPV, reducing the inappropriate use of vestibular suppressant medications, decreasing the inappropriate use of ancillary testing such as radiographic imaging, and increasing the use of appropriate therapeutic repositioning maneuvers.

Target Patient Population

Aged ≥18 years with a suspected or potential diagnosis of BPPV

Target Provider Population

All clinicians who are likely to diagnose and manage patients with BPPV

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Long term care

Intended Users



Diagnosis, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D065635 - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo


benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), BPPV, vertigo

Source Citation

Bhattacharyya N, Gubbels SP, Schwartz SR, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (Update). Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. 2017;156(3_suppl):S1-S47. doi:10.1177/0194599816689667