Steps to search for practice guidelines in PubMed: -Type the topic (such as a condition, symptom, or clinical procedure) in the search box. -Click on the "Limits" tab and check the box next to "Practice Guideline" under the section labeled "Type of Article"
Steps to search for practice guidelines in CINAHL: Type the topic (such as a condition, symptom, or clinical procedure) in the search box on the Advanced Search page. If you already know the name of the guideline, do a title search. Select "Practice Guidelines" from the "Publication Type" menu in the Advanced Search or Limits section.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.
Practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioners and patients in making decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. Attributes of good guidelines include validity, reliability, reproducibility, clinical applicability, clinical flexibility, clarity, multidisciplinary process, review of evidence, and documentation.