Guidelines are systematically developed statements of appropriate care designed to assist the practitioner and patient make decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances.
Guidelines from reputable, authoritative organizations are usually based on the most current, relevant research, but ...
Guidelines are developed using widely varying standards. Cost may be considered as well as health outcomes.
Professional specialty organizations and associations are often good resources for evidence-based practice guidelines. Ex. AWHONN.
Locate clinical practice guidelines using:
National Guideline Clearinghouse
The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) is a comprehensive database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The database includes structured summaries, links to full-text guidelines (where available), ordering information for print copies, guideline syntheses, and a guideline comparison utility.
Best Practice Information Sheets
Joanna Briggs Institute. Guidelines produced specifically for practicing health professionals and based on the best available international research evidence as reported in systematic reviews.