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ICSI has been developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to improve patient care since 1993. Learn more about ICSI Guidelines.

Guideline Work Group Recruitment

Have you ever participated in an ICSI guideline work group? We are looking for participants for the following:

1.  Perioperative Protocol: We plan to revise the perioperative protocol, with an exclusive focus on preoperative management.  Other components of the protocol will be retired. Our goal is to begin the revision in late September/early October and anticipate six monthly meetings which can be attended in-person or by conference call.

2. Colorectal Cancer Screening:  The American Cancer Society recently came out with new colorectal cancer screening recommendations, which recommends screening start at age 45 for average risk patients rather than age 50 (as recommended by United States Preventive Services Task Force).  ICSI would like to convene an expert work group to write a commentary on this new recommendation.  We request participation in two meetings (two hours each) in September/October.

Please contact Jodie Dvorkin (jdvorkin@icsi.org) if you are interested in joining either of these upcoming work groups.

 

 

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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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  • Preventive Services for Adults

    Description:

    ICSI has endorsed with qualifications the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for adults.  These recommendations have been reviewed by the 2014 ICSI Preventive Services work group, utilizing the ICSI Endorsement Process.

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  • Preventive Services for Children and Adolescents

    Description:

    The scope of this guideline is to provide a comprehensive approach to the provision of evidence-based preventive services including screening maneuvers, immunizations, counseling and education, and to assist in the prioritization of these preventive services.

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  • Respiratory Illness in Children and Adults, Diagnosis and Treatment of

    Description: Guideline for acute conditions including sinusitis, strep pharyngitis, non-infectious rhinitis and the common cold.

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  • Stroke, Ischemic, Diagnosis and Initial Treatment of

    Description:

    ICSI has endorsed with qualifications documents from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA).

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