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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/Dementia-Clinical-Practice-Guideline.pdf

AAFP Clinical Policies

Apr 21, 2016 - AAFP Clinical Policies. View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/browse/type.tag-aafp-clinical-policies.html

AAFP Endorsement of Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines Developed by External ...

Jun 11, 2012 - Read about how the AAFP develops Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/endorsed.html

Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Adults - Clinical Preventive ...

Apr 19, 2018 - Access the AAFP preventive service recommendations on screening for abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/diabetes-screening.html

Acute Otitis Externa - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical Recommendation

Oct 13, 2014 - Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on acute otitis externa

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/acute-otitis-externa.html

ADHD in Children and Adolescents -- Clinical Recommendation

May 26, 2016 - Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/ADHD.html

ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood and can profoundly affect the academic achievement, well-being, and social interactions of children; the American Academy of Pediatrics first published clinical recommendations for ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/aap-adhd.pdf

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Jun 16, 2017 - Access resources to help your adolescent and young adult patients.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/adolescent-young-adult.html

Adolescent Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Adolescent Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/browse/topics.tag-adolescent-health.html

Adult Sinusitis - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical Recommendation

Aug 6, 2015 - Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on adult sinusitis.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/adult-sinusitis.html

Advances in the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

For over a decade, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has invested in research and implementation projects to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in diverse health care settings. AHRQ’s commitment to HAI prevention has been expressed in activities within ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/brandt-advances-prevention-control-hais.pdf

Allergic Rhinitis -- Clinical Recommendation

Aug 6, 2015 - Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical practice guideline on allergic rhinitis.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/allergic-rhinitis.html

Antibiotics for Otitis Media -- Clinical Recommendation

May 12, 2014 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescription of antibiotics for otitis media in children with non-severe symptoms.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cw-otitis-media.html

Antibiotics for Sinusitis -- Clinical Recommendation

Apr 24, 2018 - View the AAFP Choosing Wisely recommendation on prescribing antibiotics to treat sinusitis.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cw-sinusitis.html

Atrial Fibrillation - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical Recommendation

Nov 24, 2014 - Access evidence-based guidelines on Management of Newly-Detected Atrial Fibrillation, developed by the AAFP in collaboration with the American College of Physicians.

Patient Care |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Clinical Recommendations

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/atrial-fibrillation.html

Bronchiolitis - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical Recommendation

Dec 19, 2014 - Access the American Academy of Family Physician's endorsement of guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/bronchiolitis.html

Cardiovascular Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Cardiovascular Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/browse/topics.tag-cardiovascular.html

Cardiovascular Risk -- Clinical Recommendation

Jul 18, 2019 - Access the clinical practice guideline on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk, endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cardiovascular-risk.html

Cerumen Impaction -- Clinical Recommendation

Jun 20, 2018 - Access the AAFP-endorsed clinical recommendation on cerumen impaction.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/earwax.html

Cholesterol - Clinical Practice Guideline -- Clinical Recommendation

Oct 9, 2014 - Access the clinical practice guideline for treatment of cholesterol endorsed with qualifications by the AAFP.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/cholesterol.html

Choosing Wisely

Apr 21, 2016 - Choosing Wisely. View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/browse/type.tag-choosing-wisley.html

Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline Implementation in Primary Care

The TRANSLATE CKD study is an ongoing national, mixed-methods, cluster randomized control trial that examines the implementation of evidence-based guidelines for CKD into primary care practice. A complete study protocol has been published elsewhere. Thirty-eight primary care practices ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/vest-ckd-guidelines-2015.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline : Tonsillectomy in Children

This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care and management of children 1 to 18 years old under consideration for tonsillectomy. In addition, this guideline is intended for all clinicians in any setting who interact ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/aaohns-tonsillectomy-in-children.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual -- Clinical Recommendation

...Clinical Practice Guideline Manual Introduction The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) develops evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), which serve as a framework for clinical decisions and supporting best practices. Clinical practice guidelines are statements...

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual.html

Clinical practice guideline: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

The primary purposes of this guideline are to improve quality of care and outcomes for BPPV by improving the accurate and efficient diagnosis of BPPV, reducing the inappropriate use of vestibular suppressant medications, decreasing the inappropriate use of ancillary tests such as ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecToBOD-020810-Attachment1BPPV-Jan2010Cluster.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Cerumen impaction

...Clinical practice guideline: Cerumen impaction Peter S. Roland, MD, Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH, Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH, Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD, Jerry M. Earll, MD, Jose Fayad, MD, Allen D. Harlor Jr, MD, Barry E. Hirsch, MD, Stacie S. Jones, MPH,...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecToBOD-020810-Attachment-2-CerumenImpaction-Jan2010Cluster.pdf

Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia)

...Clinical practice guideline: Hoarseness (Dysphonia) Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH, Seth M. Cohen, MD, MPH, Seth H. Dailey, MD, Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH, Ellen S. Deutsch, MD, M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, Evelyn Granieri, MD, MPH, MEd, Edie R. Hapner, PhD, C. Eve Kimball, MD, Helene J....

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/RecBoardChair-060810-Attachment-Hoarseness-Guideline.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline: Otitis Media with Effusion

The purpose of this guideline is to inform clinicians of evidence-based methods to identify, monitor, and manage Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) in children aged 2 months through 12 years. The guideline may not apply to children older than 12 years because OME is uncommon and the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/OMEFinal.pdf

Clinical Practice Guideline: Planning for Labor and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean

Cesarean deliveries are a common surgical procedure in the United States, accounting for one in three U.S. births. The primary purpose of this guideline is to provide clinicians with evidence to guide planning for labor and vaginal birth after cesarean (LAC/VBAC).

Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/AAFP%20PVBAC%20guideline.pdf

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Apr 21, 2016 - Clinical Practice Guidelines. View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/browse/type.tag-clinical-practice-guidelines.html

Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations

Apr 21, 2016 - Clinical Preventive Services Recommendations. View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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Clinical Recommendations by Topic

Apr 21, 2016 - Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/browse/topics.html

Clinical Recommendations by Type

Apr 21, 2016 - . View AAFP recommendations and clinical practice guidelines by type.

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Clinical Recommendations by Type

Apr 21, 2016 - The AAFP's clinical recommendations are intended to help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about the treatment and prevention of disease. View the AAFP recommendations by type.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/browse/all-recommendations-type.html

clinicians-presentation.ppt

...Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation. PHS Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update * Ask and Act Ask every patient about tobacco use Act to help them quit For resources, visit AAFP Ask and Act Practice Toolkit --...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/tobacco/clinicians-presentation.ppt

Clinicians’ Management of Children and Adolescents With Acute Pharyngitis

Sore throat is a common complaint in children and adolescents. With increasing antimicrobial resistance because of antimicrobial overuse, accurate diagnosis is imperative. Appropriate management of acute pharyngitis depends on proper use and interpretation of clinical findings, rapid ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/PharyngitisManuscript.pdf

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) -- National Research Network Studies

Jul 7, 2017 - The ACP, AAFP, AAP, and AOA are collaborating to survey primary care physicians about comparative effectiveness research (CER) and its role in providing the best available evidence to help physicians and their patients make better informed health care decisions.

Patient Care : National Research Network

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/nrn/nrn/studies/all/CER.html

COPD_Prevention_Module.ppt

...Table adapted from Table 6.26 in Fiore MC, Jaén CR, Baker TB, et al. Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, Md.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008. * Smoking Cessation System approaches Tobacco use...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/copd/COPD_Prevention_Module.ppt

COPD-Differential-Diagnosis-Module.ppt

...All major international practice guidelines use spirometry in the diagnostic criteria for COPD. Chest x-rays can help in ruling out other causes of chronic lung disease and blood gases may help to establish if supplemental oxygen is needed. High resolution CT scans may help in...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/copd/COPD-Differential-Diagnosis-Module.ppt

COPD-Patient-Intervention-Module.ppt

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/copd/COPD-Patient-Intervention-Module.ppt

COPD-Spirometry-Module.ppt

...ACP Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2011 Background Screening Not recommended in the absence of respiratory symptoms (dyspnea, cough) No threshold amount of smoking pack-years for screening in the absence of respiratory symptoms Not recommended by USPSTF or ACP 2011...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/copd/COPD-Spirometry-Module.ppt

COPDCaseStudy-NumberThree.doc

...Qaseem A, Snow V, Shekelle P, et al. Diagnosis and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med 2007;147:633-8 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Task Force....

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/copd/COPDCaseStudy-NumberThree.doc

CV for Jonathan Temte, MD

...Temte, JL The 2006 adult immunization schedule: improving immunization rates. Practice Guidelines. Am Fam Phys 2005 72(12):2545-8. http://www.aafp.org/afp/20051215/practice.html Temte, JL. The 2006 childhood and adolescent immunization schedule: reflections at the 50th...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/everyone_project/temte-cv.pdf

Depression and Mental Health

May 9, 2017 - The AAFP is celebrating family physicians on World Family Doctor Day by offering clinical resources for helping patients with mental health issues.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/depression-mental-health.html

Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome -- Clinical Recommendation

Jun 17, 2019 - Access the AAFP's Guidelines for the Screening and Treatment of Depression Following Acute Coronary Syndrome.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/depression-acs.html

Depression, Depression Screening, Practice Improvement

Practices demonstrated long-term sustained improvement in depression care with the exception of tracking and care management, which may be a more challenging innovation to sustain. We hypothesize that sustaining complex depression care innovations may require active management by the ...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/nrn/5depressionsustainability.pdf

Developing and Assessing Clinical Practice Guidelines -- Clinical Recommendation

Jul 31, 2013 - Watch the webcasts developed by the American Academy of Family Physicians to understand the process for developing clinical practice guidelines and how to implement them in your practice.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/practice-guidelines.html

Diabetes

Apr 17, 2017 - Access information and resources on Diabetes care from the AAFP.

Patient Care : Well-being and Prevention

https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/diabetes.html

Diabetes -- Clinical Recommendation

Jan 4, 2017 - View AAFP-endorsed guidelines for management of diabetes in children and adolescents and for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults.

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https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all/type2-diabetes.html

Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media

...CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE Diagnosis and Management of Acute Otitis Media ABSTRACT. This evidence-based clinical practice guideline provides recommendations to primary care clinicians for the management of children from 2 months through 12 years of age with...

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https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/patient_care/clinical_recommendations/final_aom.pdf

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