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  • Hypertension, Diagnosis and Treatment

    Description: Diagnosis and treatment plan of adults 18 years of age and older with hypertension.

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  • Labor, Management of

    Description: All patients who present in labor.

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  • Lipid Management in Adults

    Description:

    ICSI has endorsed with qualifications recommendations from two guidelines: 2016 United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA).

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  • Low Back Pain, Adult Acute and Subacute

    Description: Management of adult patients age 18 and over in primary care who have symptoms of low back pain or radiculopathy. The focus is on the acute (pain for up to 7 weeks) and subacute (pain for between 7 and 12 weeks) phases of low back pain.

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  • Obesity for Adults, Prevention and Management of

    Description:

    This guideline addresses the prevention, diagnosis and management of obesity in adult patients, and includes behavioral approaches, drug treatment and surgery.

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  • Obesity for Children and Adolescents, Prevention and Management of

    Description:

    This guideline addresses the prevention, diagnosis and management of childhood obesity from birth through 17 years of age. 

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  • Osteoporosis, Diagnosis and Treatment of

    Description:

    This guideline is targeted toward identification of adult patients at risk for osteoporosis, as well as identification and treatment of those patients with osteoporosis.

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  • Pain: Assessment, Non-Opioid Treatment Approaches and Opioid Management

    Description:

    Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acute, subacute, and chronic pain in ambulatory settings.

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  • Palliative Care

    Description: This guideline will assist primary and specialty care providers in identifying and caring for adult patients with a serious (potentially life-limiting, life-threatening or chronic, progressive) illness who may benefit from palliative care.

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  • Perioperative Protocol

    Description: The protocol will describe the steps performed throughout the perioperative period (preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative) that are necessary to prevent wrong site, wrong patient or wrong procedure, as well as to prevent surgical site infection and prevent the unintentional retention of a foreign object.

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