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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. Printed hard copies are available upon request.

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

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

Weight Management

Cancer

Congenital Disorders

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Overview of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) (Updated March 2021) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Epilepsy

Guidelines by Topic: Epilepsy American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society

Frailty and Special Populations

General Evidence Based Medicine

Choosing Wisely; American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation

Hemophilia

NHF‐McMaster Guideline on Care Models for Hemophilia Management. (2017)National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF)

HIV/AIDS

Hyperlipidemia

Long Term Care

Transitions of Care in the Long-Term Care Continuum Clinical Practice Guidelines 2010 American Medical Directors Association

Opioids for Chronic Pain

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Osteoporosis

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. (2020 Update). American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 

Palliative Care

Palliative Care for Adults. (Revised: January 2020/Sixth edition). Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)

Pneumonia

Rheumatoid Arthritis

American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. (2021- Update in progress). American College of Rheumatology (ACR)  

Tobacco Cessation

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Management of Concussion-mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). (2016- update in progress) United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD)

Zika Virus

For Healthcare Providers: New Zika and Dengue Testing Guidance (November 2019) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Behavioral Health Practice Guidelines

ADHD

ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents (Published online October 16, 2011; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2654) - American Academy of Pediatrics

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

Major Depressive Disorder

Management of Major Depressive Disorder (2016) United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD)

Schizophrenia

The Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia (PDF) (September 2013) - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Substance Use Disorders

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders (2015- update in progress) Department of Veterans Affairs

Tobacco Cessation 

Autism

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (2014)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)

Gender Reassignment and Transgender Issues

Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (2015) American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Published 2007, Updated 2013)
American Psychiatric Association (APA)

Opioid Use Disorder and Treatment

National Practice Guideline For the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (2020) American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs (March 2015)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants (January 2018)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain (2017)
United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) (PDF)

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder

Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD)(PDF)

Suicidal Behavior

Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide (2019)
Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (VA/DoD)