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Pulmonary

Pulmonary Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/pulmonary-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Reproductive Health

Reproductive Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/reproductive-health-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Women's Health

Women's Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/women-health-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Infant and Child Health

Infant and Child Health Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/infant-and-child-clinical-recommendation-guidelines.html

Maternity Care

Maternity Care Clinical Recommendations and Guidelines. Clinical recommendations help family physicians make evidence-based decisions about treatment and prevention of disease.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/maternity-care-clinical-recommendations-guidelines.html

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/emotional-wellbeing/adolescent-and-young-adult-health.html

Sports Injury Prevention

Promoting fitness in a primary care practice is important. It's also an opportunity to educate athletes on injury prevention.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/physical-safety/sports-injury-prevention.html

Safe Prescribing in ADHD

Learn more about the AAFP NRN study Safe Prescribing in ADHD funded by the FDA.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/nrn/studies/all/adhd-safe-prescribing.html

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

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.

Family Physician : Patient Care

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

Adolescent Health

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

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/recommendations-by-topic/adolescent-health-clinical-recommendation-guidelines.html

Federal Agency Seeks Your Comments on Diabetes Issues

The National Clinical Care Commission is seeking public comment on a series of questions on diabetes prevention and treatment options to inform federal work in this area.

AAFP News : Advocacy and Government

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20200127ncccqueries.html

Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidance from the AHA, ACC, and HRS - ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 15, 2020 - This guideline on atrial fibrillation (AF) management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC), and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is an update of the 2014 version and is based on new evidence from clinical trials and the U.S. Food and Drug ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0115/p123.html

ACP Guideline Addresses Age-related Low Testosterone

The AAFP has endorsed the American College of Physicians' clinical practice guideline on treating adult men with age-related low testosterone, which recommends initiating testosterone treatment only for those experiencing sexual dysfunction.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20200113age-relatedtestosterone.html

Beers Criteria for Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Patients: An Update from the ... Restricted content. Login required.

Jan 1, 2020 - The 2019 American Geriatrics Society update of the Beers Criteria uses the five criteria outlined in 2015; these include medications that should typically be avoided in most older patients, medications that should be avoided in older patients with certain conditions, medications that ...

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2020/0101/p56.html

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual

Clinical Practice Guideline Manual

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

More About CPGs -- Promo Box

More about CPGs -- Promo Box, more about practice guidelines

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual/endorsed-cpgs.html

More About CPGs -- Promo Box

More about CPGs -- Promo Box, more about practice guidelines

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/internal/endorsed-cpgs.html

CPS - Promo Box

View the criteria for AAFP clinical preventive services recommendations and grading.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

About Choosing Wisely

About Choosing Wisely

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

CPS Disclaimer

These recommendations are provided only as assistance for physicians making clinical decisions regarding the care of their patients. As such, they cannot substitute for the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient's family physician. As with all clinical ...

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual/cps-disclaimer.html

Choosing Wisely -- Disclaimer

Choosing Wisely disclaimer

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual/cw-disclaimer.html

CPG Disclaimer

These guidelines are provided only as assistance for physicians making clinical decisions regarding the care of their patients. As such, they cannot substitute the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient’s family physician. As with all clinical reference ...

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

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

CPS - Promo Box

View the criteria for AAFP clinical preventive services recommendations and grading.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/internal/clinical-recommendations.html

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Choosing Wisely

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/cpg-manual/choosingly-wisely.html

Low Back Pain

Access the clinical practice guideline endorsed by the AAFP on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/back-pain.html

Iron Deficiency Anemia - Clinical Preventive Service Recommendation

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendations on iron deficiency anemia.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/iron-deficiency-anemia.html

Osteoporosis Screening to Prevent Fractures

The AAFP supports the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) clinical preventive service recommendation on osteoporosis screening to prevent fractures.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/osteoporosis.html

Managing Chronic Hypertension in Pregnant Women: ACOG Releases Updated Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2019 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released an updated practice bulletin to outline diagnosis, effects on pregnancy outcomes, and approaches for management based on new evidence.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p782.html

Influenza: Diagnosis and Treatment - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 15, 2019 - Influenza is an acute viral respiratory infection that causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Three types of influenza cause disease in humans. Influenza A is the type most responsible for causing pandemics because of its high susceptibility to antigenic variation. ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p751.html

The Case Against Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring for Cardiovascular Disease Risk ...

Dec 15, 2019 - Although coronary artery calcium testing may slightly improve future risk prediction, this theoretical benefit is outweighed by its potential harms.

American Family Physician : Editorials

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1215/p734.html

Clinical Practice Guidelines Policy

Read the AAFP's policy on the development of patient-center clinical practice guidelines regardless of physician specialty.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-practice-guidelines-policy.html

Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's policy on Obstetric Ultrasound Examination (Position Paper)

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/obstetric-ultrasound.html

Preconception Care (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on preconception care. Preconception care is defined as individualized care for men and women that is focused on reducing maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/preconception-care.html

Radiology (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on radiology practice in reference to family physicians.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/radiology-position-paper.html

Cesarean Delivery in Family Medicine (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position on the role of family physicians in delivering maternity care including cesarean delivery.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/cesarean-delivery-family-medicine.html

Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: A Public Health Concern (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position on opioids and pain management.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/chronic-pain-management-opiod-misuse.html

Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on the preventing and treating nicotine and tobacco use.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/tobacco-preventingtreating.html

Clinical Recommendations

Browse through AAFP's clinical recommendations.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/clinical-recommendations.html

EGD, Training and Credentialing of Family Physicians In (Position Paper)

Read AAFP's position paper on training and credentialing of family physicians in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/egd-training-credentialing.html

View Only AAFP Clinical Policies

View AAFP clinical policies.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/viewonly-clinicalpolicies.html

Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting (Position Paper)

Read the AAFP's position paper on support for breastfeeding.

About AAFP |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Policies

https://www.aafp.org/about/policies/all/breastfeeding-position-paper.html

Diabetes

Access information and resources on Diabetes care from the AAFP.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/diabetes.html

Immunizations and Vaccines

The AAFP offers all the immunization resources family physicians need to care for patients birth to advanced age. These include immunization schedules, clinical recommendations, and information on vaccine-preventable diseases.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/prevention-wellness/immunizations-vaccines.html

Pain Management and Opioid Use

Chronic pain management is a public health concern with significant increases in the use of opioids for pain relief. There is a corresponding growth in the number of opioids prescribed in the U.S. and overdose from those drugs.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/care-resources/pain-management.html

Patient Care

The AAFP's Patient Care section provides the evidence-based information you need at the point of care. You'll find clinical guidance on common conditions, which includes resources to support diagnosis, treatment and conversations with your patients.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care.html

Diagnosing VTE: Guidelines from the American Society of Hematology - Practice ... Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - The American Society of Hematology has published recommendations for determining the optimal diagnostic strategy based on pretest risk.

American Family Physician : Practice Guidelines

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p716.html

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management - American Family Physician Restricted content. Login required.

Dec 1, 2019 - Acute kidney injury is a clinical syndrome characterized by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate and resultant accumulation of metabolic waste products. Acute kidney injury is associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular events, and progression to chronic ...

American Family Physician : Article

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1201/p687.html

Hypertension in Adults Over 60

Access the AAFP clinical practice guideline on treatment of hypertension in adults over age 60.

Family Physician |AAFP Policies and Recommendations : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations/all-clinical-recommendations/hypertension-over-60.html

Clinical Recommendations

The AAFP offers members a set of formal evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis or management of specific conditions, and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines developed by external organizations.

Family Physician : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/family-physician/patient-care/clinical-recommendations.html

Patient Care

AAFP News' Patient Care section features stories on preventive care services, community and public health, patient care protocols and more.

AAFP News : Patient Care

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public.html

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