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Medical Education: Practice Guidelines

Resources for Sanford School of Medicine, The University of South Dakota medical students and residents.

ECRI Guidelines Trust (Formerly Guidelines Clearinghouse)

ECRI Guidelines Trust is a publicly available repository of objective, evidence clinical practice guidelines. Its purpose is to provide physicians, nurses, and other healthcare practitioners with up-to-date clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care. 

How to Find Practice Guidelines in Subscription Databases

Use the following instructions to access guidelines after conducting a search on the specific condition of interest (e.g. asthma). 

PubMed- Under the article types section to the left of the results, click on "customize link", select Practice Guidelines, click "show", then click on the practice guideline option that displays under article types. 

CINAHL Complete - To the left of the results, click on "show more" under the data limiter publication dates slider, find the publication type box, select Practice Guidelines, and then click search. 

DynaMed - Select a specific monograph on the topic (e.g. asthma in adults and adolescents), scroll down to the topic outline on the left, and click on the Guidelines and Resources section. 

ClinicalKey- Select the Guidelines option to the left of the search results. 


How to Evaluate and Use Clinical Practice Guidelines

The American College of Physicians (ACP) Development of Clinical Guidelines

Selected Professional Societies and Organizations' Guidelines

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