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Developed as a handy reference for nurse practitioners (NPs) and patients, these point of care tools provide detailed information about specific health care concerns, offer current practice guidelines and include links to additional sources that can further support the delivery of high-quality care. To ensure convenient access in clinical settings, during house calls or when you are on the go, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) has also made these tools available through the AANP Mobile App!
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that has become increasingly more prevalent over the past 20 years. This toolkit provides primary care NPs with essential information on AS and emphasizes the importance of early referral, diagnosis and treatment to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder and recently has been redefined as a disorder of gut–brain interaction. The symptoms of IBS can be mild to severe and vary from person to person. This resource tool provides information about IBS, including the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment. It also provides tips on managing the symptoms of IBS to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
The opioid epidemic continues to surge across the U.S., so AANP developed an opioid use disorder (OUD) point of care tool as a reference guide for NPs to easily access as needed. The guide provides information regarding the disease state, symptoms and treatments of this chronic, relapsing disease of the brain. Supported by Indivior, Inc.
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently released several guidelines to prevent cardiovascular diseases and improve the management of these diseases.
These 2014 recommendations from the AHA, ACC and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) explore atrial fibrillation (AF), a supraventricular tachycardia characterized by uncoordinated atrial activation and ineffective contraction.
In 2019, the AHA released an up-to-date, comprehensive set of guidelines for clinicians caring for patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The updated guidelines provide high-quality, evidence-based recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of AIS and the subsequent management of hospitalized patients, including the initiation of secondary prevention measures.
This long-awaited updated guideline on the management of hypertension in adults differs from its predecessor (Seventh Joint National Committee [JNC 7]) in a number of ways.
Advances in caring for patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest resulted in recent updates to post-cardiac arrest care guidelines by the American Heart Association and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. These guidelines provide updated multi-disciplinary evidence-based recommendations to optimize survival and functional status. Each guideline offers essential insight into different aspects of post-resuscitation care, and this brief reflects an amalgamation of these guidelines. The interventions described in this practice brief are recommendations for care after ROSC and apply to both OHCA and IHCA scenarios.
The American Heart Association (AHA) last updated clinical practice guidelines on managing ICH in 2015. Since then, novel treatment strategies have advanced the standard of care in every aspect of ICH management. These updated guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for evaluating and treating ICH and for the subsequent management of the hospitalized patient, including the initiation of secondary prevention measures. The ICH guidelines reflect best practices for patients with spontaneous ICH only, and patients with hemorrhagic CVA of other etiology (e.g., epidural hematoma or subarachnoid hemorrhage) are managed per the disease-specific guidelines.
The purpose of the guideline, developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, is to discuss quality improvement for all clinicians and to promote accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
In an online search through the National Guideline Clearinghouse, only two general non-disease-specific guidelines out of more than 100 different clinical guidelines address genetic counseling and testing.
A recently updated practice parameter from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) offers revised guidelines for assessing and treating children and adolescents (at or younger than 17 years of age) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
AIM Specialty Health® (AIM) issued updated guidelines on polysomnography and home sleep testing in 2019. AIM promotes safe, cost-effective and appropriate specialty services. Guidelines are devised based on grading of evidence.
Access the latest guidance for the management of multiple post-COVID conditions, as well as references to the full Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
The CDC provides guidance for health care providers on the assessment, treatment and prevention of measles in Measles for Healthcare Professionals.
Access the latest recommendations to help guide clinicians regarding Mpox epidemiology, recognition, diagnosis and treatment.
Access the latest guidance to support the successful implementation of injectable pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection in high-risk populations.
Obtain information about CDC guidelines related to the implementation of oral PrEP to prevent HIV infection in high-risk populations.
In 2001, The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and the International Sepsis Forum) released regularly updated guidelines for clinicians caring for patients with sepsis and septic shock. The most recent iteration of these guidelines was released in late 2021 and is summarized in this practice brief.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) along with the American Hospital Association and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) have collaborated in updating these guidelines.
This practice brief provides an overview and guidelines for clinicians caring for patients living with diabetes to assist with monitoring and lessen the risk for progression toward diabetic kidney disease (DKD). The guidelines discussed in this brief are written by the international organization, Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), which develops and implements evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in kidney disease.
The OMA 2020 Obesity Algorithm discusses the management of obesity and includes pharmacologic guidance as an adjunct in the foundational treatment of obesity: diet, activity and behavioral interventions.
Among the multiple published professional breast cancer screening guidelines, three commonly used guidelines are summarized here: the American Cancer Society (ACS), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines.
This brief provides guidance for clinicians regarding the implementation of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, based on the 2021 USPSTF guidelines for asymptomatic individuals with average risk.
The CDC has provided updated recommendations on safe opioid prescribing for non-cancer pain. An overview of evidence-based practices, incorporating the current CDC recommendations for safe opioid prescribing, are provided in this practice brief.
AAN has reviewed the literature and issued a position paper regarding long-term use of opioids in the treatment of non-cancer pain. This review summarizes the position paper as it has direct application for advanced nursing practice.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines based on evidence-based practice, including these on counseling, diagnosis, evaluation, management and treatment for acute migraine in children and adolescents.
AAN provides multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines based on evidence-based practice, including these best practices on counseling, diagnosis, evaluation, management and treatment for preventive migraine in children and adolescents.
Toward Optimized Practice (TOP) of Alberta, Canada, provides multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines that are based on evidence-based practice.
The 2014 updated guideline was compiled by the Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium. The recommendations were drawn from a synthesis of published studies, existing protocols and national guidelines.
The original Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease* (GOLD) was released in 2001 and was revised in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020, based on scientific literature. The 2020 report follows the same model as previous reports.
The Agency for Quality Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) published a report from 2015 comparing the effectiveness of therapies for menopausal symptoms.