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Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines offer providers consistent and appropriate guidance for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of specific conditions or diseases. Clinical guidelines are evidence-based, reflect the current literature and research about treatment protocols, and reflect best practices. The clinical guidelines below present an opportunity to significantly reduce variation in the clinical setting and provide part of a framework necessary for measuring and improving the quality of care.

We view all caregivers as active participants in the monitoring and feedback of the effectiveness of these guidelines and welcome provider feedback and suggestions.

Clinical Practice Guidelines


Topic Guideline Source

Preventive Care For All Ages  

children up to 24 months; 
children 2-19; 
adults 20-64; 
adults 65 and older) and perinatal care  guidelines

Summary of Recommendations for Clinical Preventive Services
American Academy of Family Practice (AAFP)

U.S Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) A and B recommendations- all ages

CDC Immunization Schedules:
Children 0-18 years

Catch up schedule for infants and children


CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)  site






Adult Depression In Primary Care

Major Depression in Adults in Primary Care

Common Mental Health Disorders: Identification and Pathways to Care

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Health Care Guideline (ICSI)

NICE Clinical Guideline CG123

Antibiotic Prescribing Information for Patients and Prescribers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)


Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (Landmark Report)



ADHD – Pediatric

Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents

And  Supplement:
Implementing the Key Action Statements: An Algorithm and Explanation for Process of Care for the Evaluation, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

AAP (ICSI Endorsed Guideline)


Chronic Heart Failure in Adults  

Focused Update: ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure in Adults



Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease- includes clinical algorithm


ICSI Endorsed VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines

Controlling Blood Pressure 

2014 Evidence-Based Guideline for the Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults :  Report From the Panel Members Appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8)


Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease (CAD)

Secondary Prevention for Patients with Coronary and Other Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

ACC/AHA (ICSI Endorsed JNC 8


Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

American Diabetes Assoc.

Diagnosis & Treatment  of Low Back Pain

Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain (Landmark Guideline)

ACP & American Pain Society

Prenatal Care American Academy of Family Practice Update on Prenatal Care 2014