Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines

The following evidence based clinical guidelines have been compiled and reviewed by CHAMPS staff for use by Region VIII health center clinicians.  CHAMPS performs an extensive search of clinical guidelines and selects those that are most relevant to the work of Region VIII health centers from the highest quality sources.  These guidelines are intended to be used as a reference to clinical care, at the discretion of the clinician.  Guidelines on this page are reviewed and updated annually.   If you utilize an evidence based clinical guideline(s) appropriate for health center clinicians that is not listed on this webpage, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

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Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines by Disease/Condition
Links to Evidence Based Clinical Guideline Databases

EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES BY DISEASE/CONDITION


Acute Otitis Media

The Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media
American Academy of Pediatrics
February 2013

Antibiotics for Acute Respiratory Infections

Antibiotics, Appropriate Use for Acute Respiratory Infections
HealthTeamWorks
December 2007

Asthma

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Asthma Treatment Resources webpage

Behavioral Health

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Behavioral Health Resources webpage

Birth Weight (Low)

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Women’s Reproductive Health Resources webpage

Cardiovascular Disease

Adult CVD and Stroke Prevention Guideline
HealthTeamWorks
April 2012

Cardiovascular Guidelines
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
Diagnosis and Initial Treatment of Ischemic Stroke
2012
Diagnosis and Treatment of Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
2012
Heart Failure in Adults
2013
Hypertension Diagnosis and Treatment
2012
Lipid Management in Adults
2014
Stable Coronary Artery Disease
2013

Focused Update of the Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), and Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
July 2014

Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines
ACC and AHA
November 2013

Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
AHA and ACC
July 2014

Guideline for the Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
ACC, AHA, and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)
March 2014

Cervical Cancer

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Women’s Reproductive Health Resources webpage

Chronic Pain

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Resources for Treating Patients with Chronic Pain webpage

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline
HealthTeamWorks
February 2009

Screening for Colorectal Cancer
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
June 2016

Contraception/Family Planning

Contraception Guideline
HealthTeamWorks
January 2011

U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2013
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
June 2013

Preconception and Interconception Care Guideline
HealthTeamWorks
December 2009

Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of the CDC and U.S. Office of Population Affairs
CDC
April 2014

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update
American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, and European Respiratory Society
August 2011

Diabetes

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Diabetes Treatment Resources webpage

Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes and Pregnancy: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
Endocrine Society
November 2013

Gestational Diabetes Guideline
HealthTeamWorks
November 2006 (Addendum April 2009)

Screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
USPSTF
January 2014

Hepatitis B and C

Hepatitis B and C Guideline
HealthTeamWorks
March 2010

HIV/AIDS

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the HIV/AIDS Treatment Resources webpage

Hypoglycemic Disorders – Adults

Evaluation and Management of Adult Hypoglycemic Disorders: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline
The Endocrine Society
2009

Immunizations

Immunization Recommendations
CDC, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
Current Recommendations and Schedules

Obesity – Adults and Children

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Overweight and Obesity Treatment and Prevention Resources webpage

Oral Health

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Oral Health Resources webpage

Osteoporosis

Health Care Guideline, Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis
ICSI
July 2013

Osteoporosis
ACOG
September 2012

Screening for Osteoporosis
USPSTF
January 2011

Screening for Osteoporosis in the Adult U.S. Population
American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM)
2009

Ovarian Cancer

The Recognition and Initial Management of Ovarian Cancer
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NHS)
2011

Physical Activity

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
2008

Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health
World Health Organization (WHO)
2010

Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Health Adults:  Guidance for Prescribing Exercise
American College of Sports Medicine
July 2011

Prenatal Care

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Women’s Reproductive Health Resources webpage

Prevention/Health Maintenance

Clinical Preventive Health Recommendations for General and Targeted Populations Guideline
HealthTeamWorks
February 2014

Summary of Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
July 2014

The Guide to Clinical Preventive Services
USPSTF and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
2012

Sexually Transmitted Disease

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
American Family Physician (AFP)
Compilation of guidelines updated August 2014

Substance Use

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Substance Use Resources webpage

Tobacco Cessation

See Evidence Based Clinical Guidelines on the Tobacco Cessation Resources webpage

LINKS TO EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINE DATABASES


Cochrane Summaries

Access to evidence based information to assist consumers and health care providers in making decisions about health

HealthTeamWorks
Formerly Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative (CCGC), originally founded to convene stakeholders to create evidence based clinical guidelines for Colorado providers

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
Championing the use of evidence based medicine, ICSI enlists clinicians from its membership to perform rigorous review of current literature and develop guidelines and protocols on numerous health conditions

National Guidelines Clearinghouse (NGC)
Public resource for evidence based clinical practice guidelines

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
Searchable online registry of more than 330 substance abuse and mental health interventions

Trip Database
A tool to help users find high-quality clinical research evidence