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Practice Guidelines

Preventive and clinical practice guidelines are based on the health needs and opportunities for improvement identified as part of the Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI) program. Whenever possible, Arkansas Health & Wellness adopts preventive and clinical practice guidelines that are published by nationally recognized organizations or government institutions as well as state-wide collaborative and/or a consensus of healthcare professionals in the applicable field.

Medical

Guideline Title: American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer (Revised May 2018)
Recognized Source: American Cancer Society (ACS)
URLAmerican Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Recognized Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
URL: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations. (Publication dates vary)
Recognized Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
URL: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Asthma Care Quick Reference Diagnosing and managing asthma. Guidelines from the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. Expert Panel Report 3. (Revised 2012)
Recognized Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institute of Health (NIH); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
URLAsthma Care Quick Reference: Diagnosing and Managing Asthma
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (Full Report July 2007) and  Changes to the Guidelines (August 2008)
Recognized Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institute of Health (NIH); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
URLGuidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: 2018 GINA Report, Global Strategy For Asthma Management and Prevention. Updated 2018
Recognized Source: Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)
URL2018 GINA Report, Global Strategy For Asthma Management and Prevention(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Low Back Pain, Adult Acute and Subacute (Updated March 2018)
Recognized Source: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
URLLow Back Pain, Adult Acute and Subacute
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline TitleLow Back Pain, Adult Acute and Subacute (Updated March 2018)
Recognized Source: American College of Physicians; American Pain Society
URLDiagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society
and
Correction: Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians (April 2017)
Recognized Source: American College of Physicians
URLNoninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Final Recommendation Statement Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: Screening, September 2014
Recognized Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
URLFinal Recommendation Statement Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Screening
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (2019 Report)
Recognized Source: The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
URLGlobal Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents. The Report of the Expert Panel (October 2012)
Recognized Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); National Institute of Health (NIH); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
URLExpert Panel on Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: ACC/AHA Prevention Guideline: 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk. (Circulation. 2014; 129:S49-S73) (Published online Nov. 2013)
Recognized Source: American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force
URL2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Routine Assessment and Promotion of Physical Activity in Healthcare Settings; A scientific statement from the American heart association (Circulation. 2018; 137:e495–e522)
Recognized Source: American Heart Association (AHA)
URLhttps://www.ahajournals.org/lookup/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000559
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: AHA Scientific Statement: Secondary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults. (Circulation. 2013; 128:2422-2446)
Recognized Source: American Heart Association (AHA)
URLAHA Scientific Statement: Secondary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: AHA/ACC/ASH Scientific Statement Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. (Circulation 2015;131:e435-e470)
Recognized Source: American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and American Society of Hypertension
URLAHA/ACC/ASH Scientific Statement Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: AHA/ACCF Guideline: Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients with Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease, 2011 Update (Circulation. 2011; 124: 2458-2473)
Recognized Source: American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACC)
URLAHA/ACCF Secondary Prevention and Risk Reduction Therapy for Patients With Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease: 2011 Update(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: 2019 AHA/ACCF Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines
Recognized Source: American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACC)
URL2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Executive Summary
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016
Recognized Source: Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
URLSurviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: AACE/ACE Consensus Statement: Consensus Statement by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology on the Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm-2018 Executive Summary (Endocrine Practice 2018; Volume 24, No.1)
Recognized Source: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology
URLConsensus Statement by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology on the Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management Algorithm-2018 Executive Summary(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Clinical Practice Recommendations – 2019. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (Diabetes Care 2018, Volume 41, Supplement 1)
Recognized Source: American Diabetes Association (ADA)
URLClinical Practice Recommendations – 2019. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure: A Report of the ACC, AHA and HFSA (Circulation. 2017; CIR.0000000000000509, originally published April 28, 2017)
Recognized Source: American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation, American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA)
URL2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Heart Failure: An International Alignment (April 2017)
Recognized Source: American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation, Heart Failure Society of American (HFSA), and the Heart Failure Association and the European Society of Cardiology
URLUpdated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Heart Failure: An International Alignment 
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Lipid Management in Adults (February 2017)
Recognized Source: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
URLLipid Management in Adults
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: ACC/AHA Prevention Guideline: 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults. (Circulation 2014; 129:S1-S45)
Recognized Source: American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA) Task Force on Practice Guidelines
URLACC/AHA Prevention Guideline: 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults; A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines
Recognized Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology (ACC)
URL2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Recommended adult immunization schedule for ages 19 years and older, United States 2019
Recognized Source: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
URLRecommended Adult Immunization Schedule for ages 19 years or older, United States, 2019
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Recommended child and adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2019
Recognized Source: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
URLRecommended child and adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2019
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Prevention and Control of  Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the ACIP — United States, 2018–19 Influenza Season
Recognized Source: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
URLPrevention and Control of  Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the ACIP — United States, 2018–19 Influenza Season
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Recognized Source: Advisory Committee On Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention (ACCLPP)
URLCDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Recommendations for Blood Lead Screening of Medicaid-Eligible Children Aged 1-5 Years: an Updated Approach to Targeting a Group at High Risk (Last Reviewed 07/28/2009)
Recognized Source: Advisory Committee on Childhood Lead Poisoning, Division of Environmental and Emergency Health Services, and National Center for Environmental Health
URLRecommendations for Blood Lead Screening of Medicaid-Eligible Children Aged 1-5 Years: an Updated Approach to Targeting a Group at High Risk
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Guidelines on Periodicity of Examination, Preventive Dental Services, Anticipatory Guidance/Counseling, and Oral Treatment for Infants, Children, and Adolescents (Revised 2018)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
URLGuidelines on Periodicity of Examination, Preventive Dental Services, Anticipatory Guidance/Counseling, and Oral Treatment for Infants, Children, and Adolescents
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Periodicity Schedule: Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (2019)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
URLPeriodicity Schedule: Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care 
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: AFP by Topic: Prenatal (Publication dates vary)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
URLAFP by Topic: Prenatal
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Guidelines for Perinatal Care, Eighth Edition (2017)
Recognized Source: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
URLGuidelines for Perinatal Care, Eighth Edition (Available online for ACOG members only.) 
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Adult and Pediatric treatment recommendations. (Adult reviewed Oct. 2017, Pediatric Feb. 2017)
Recognized Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
URLAdult and Pediatric treatment recommendations
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: AFP by Topic: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (Publication dates vary)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
URLAFP by Topic: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Illness in Children and Adults. (Updated September 2017)
Recognized Source: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
URLDiagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Illness in Children and Adults
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Sickle Cell Disease, Recommendations (Last reviewed Aug. 9, 2017)
Recognized Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
URLSickle Cell Disease, Recommendations
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Evidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Expert Panel report, 2014
Recognized Source: National Institutes of Health Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 
URLEvidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Expert Panel report, 2014(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Overweight and Obesity Prevention Strategies and Guidelines (2018)
Recognized Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
URLOverweight and Obesity Prevention Strategies and Guidelines
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Adult Weight Management (AWM) Guideline (2014)
Recognized Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
URLAdult Weight Management (AWM) Guideline
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Clinical Report: Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents. (Pediatrics Vol. 138 Iss.3 Sept. 2016 pp.1834-1842)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
URLClinical Report: Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Managing Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Systematic Evidence Review from the Obesity Expert Panel (2013)
Recognized Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
URLManaging Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Systematic Evidence Review from the Obesity Expert Panel
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Final Recommendation Statement Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening, June 2017
Recognized Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
URLFinal Recommendation Statement Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Screening
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Clinical practice guideline for multicomponent behavioral treatment of obesity and overweight in children and adolescents (March 2018)
Recognized Source: American Psychological Association (APA)
URLClinical practice guideline for multicomponent behavioral treatment of obesity and overweight in children and adolescents(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Behavioral Health

Guideline Title: Practice guideline for the pharmacological treatment of patients with alcohol use disorder (Jan. 2018)
Recognized Source: American Psychiatric Association (APA)
URLPractice guideline for the pharmacological treatment of patients with alcohol use disorder
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Practice guideline on the use of antipsychotics to treat agitation or psychosis in patients with dementia (May 2016) 
Recognized Source: American Psychiatric Association (APA)
URLPractice guideline on the use of antipsychotics to treat agitation or psychosis in patients with dementia
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Identifying infants and young children with developmental disorders in the medical home: an algorithm for developmental surveillance and screening (Reaffirmed Nov. 2014)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
URLIdentifying infants and young children with developmental disorders in the medical home: an algorithm for developmental surveillance and screening
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Addressing early childhood emotional and behavioral problems (Dec. 2016)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
URLAddressing early childhood emotional and behavioral problems
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders (May 2015)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) 
URLPractice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Clinical practice guideline for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Adults (Feb. 2017)
Recognized Source: American Psychological Association (APA)
URLClinical practice guideline for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Adults(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Practice guidelines for the psychiatric evaluation of adults, Third edition (Aug. 2015)
Recognized Source: American Psychiatry Association (APA)
URLPractice guidelines for the psychiatric evaluation of adults, Third edition
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with reactive attachment disorder and disinhibited social engagement disorder (Nov. 2016)
Recognized Source: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
URLPractice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with reactive attachment disorder and disinhibited social engagement disorder(PDF)
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Committee Opinion 721: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy (Oct. 2017)
Recognized Source: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
URLCommittee Opinion 721: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation
Recognized Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
URLSmoking and Tobacco Use Cessation
Review Approval Date: Apr-19

Guideline Title: Choosing Wisely (2018)
Recognized Source: Choosing Wisely; American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation
URLChoosing Wisely
Review Approval Date: Apr-19