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MedU Updates Clinical Practice Guidelines

Quality Standards for Clinical Practice Guidelines: In 2011, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report detailing recommendations for how to develop high quality clinical guidelines. In it, the IOM described eight standards by which clinical guidelines should be evaluated. These modules on clinical practice guidelines are core content for MedU cases. 

Cholesterol Guidelines: In 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released the first major US guidelines on the management of cholesterol since the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP-III) Guidelines were published in 2001. 

Hypertension Guidelines: In 2014, the 8th Joint National Committee (JNC 8) published the first major US guidelines on the management of hypertension since the JNC 7 was published in 2003. This new set of guidelines puts forward some major changes.

Lifestyle Recommendations: At the time that the 2013 AHA/ACC Cholesterol Guidelines and the JNC 8 Guidelines were published, a separate guideline panel from the AHA/ACC published a guideline about lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) that could be made to reduce ASCVD risk. Recommendations for diet and exercise for both patients with hypertension and elevated cholesterol come from these guidelines. Fortunately, the recommendations are similar for almost all adults, and are based on moderate (exercise) and high (diet) quality evidence. 

 

These modules on clinical practice guidelines are core content for MedU cases. Learn about Cholesterol, Hypertension, Lifestyle Recommendations and more.