Clinical Guidelines: Elderly Care

Original Editor - Rachael Lowe Top Contributors - Lucinda hampton, Rachael Lowe, Kim Jackson and Evan Thomas

Introduction

Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) serve as a framework for clinical decisions and supporting best practices, that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care. They are a key aspect of patient centred care. They are informed by a systematic review of evidence, and an assessment of the pros and cons of alternative care options. CPGs should follow a sound methodology to translate best evidence into clinical practice for improving patient outcomes.[1]

The video below gives a good overview of CPGs

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  1. Osteoporosis: assessing the risk of fragility fracture , NICE clinical practice guidelines (CPGs)Last updated: February 2017
  2. Osteoarthritis: care and management, NICE CPGs  Published date: February 2014
  3. Hip fracture: management, NICE CPGs Last updated: May 2017
  4. Peripheral arterial disease: diagnosis and management, NICE CPGs Last updated: February 2018
  5. Chronic heart failure in adults: diagnosis and management, NICE CPGs  Published date: September 2018
  6. Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management, NICE CPGs Last updated: November 2016
  7. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management, NICE CPGs  Published date: December 2018
  8. Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers, NICE CPGs  Published date: June 2018
  9. Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management , NICE CPGs  Published date: November 2016
  10. Neuropathic pain in adults: pharmacological management in non-specialist settings, NICE CPGs Last updated: April 2018
  11. Parkinson’s disease in adults, NICE CPGs  Published date: July 2017
  12. Type 2 diabetes in adults: management, NICE CPGs Last updated: May 2017
  13. Falls best practice guidelines from Clinical Excellence Queensland 2009
  14. A comprehensive guide on recommendations for frail elderly from the Journals of Gerontology May 2002
  15. European Physical therapy guidelines for Parkinson's disease from ParkinsonsNet
  16. American College of Sports Medicine guidelines (2018) on exercise prescription, with a specific guidelines for the >65 age bracket, including those affected by chronic diseases from the American College of Sports Medicine
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References

  1. AAFP  Clinical Practice Guideline Manual. Available from: https://www.aafp.org/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual.html (last accessed 11.5.2019)
  2. Tery Shaneyfelt Overview of Clinical Practice Guidelines Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmjVo0wYzsQ (last accessed 11.5.2019)