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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, Louisiana Healthcare Connections 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 Practice Guidelines

Adult Preventive Care

Asthma

Back Pain

Chlamydia Screening

Final Recommendation Statement - Chlamydia and Gonorrhea: Screening (September 2014) - US Preventive Services Task Force

COPD

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (2018 Report) - The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

Coronary Artery Disease

Critical Care

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016 - Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care
Medicine

Diabetes

Heart Failure

Hypertension

Immunizations

Lead Poisoning

Pediatric Preventive Care

Perinatal Care

Respiratory Illness

Sickle Cell

Sickle Cell Disease, Recommendations (Last updated September 14, 2015) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Weight Management

Behavioral Health Practice Guidelines

ADHD

Anxiety Disorder

Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders (PDF) (Revised: 2/2007) - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Bipolar Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with oppositional defiant disorder (PDF) (1/2007) - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Panic Disorder

Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Panic Disorder (PDF), Second Edition. (January 2009) - American Psychiatric Association

Schizophrenia

Stress Disorder

Substance Use Disorders

Tobacco Cessation

Use of Psychotropic Medication

Practice parameter for the use of psychotropic medication in children and adolescents (PDF) (2009) - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

General Evidence Based Guidelines

Choosing Wisely (2018) - Choosing Wisely, American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation

BH Definitions Manual

LBHP Service Definitions Manual - LBHP Service Definitions Manual