Endorsed Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Papers
As a leader in the medical community, AAPA is often asked to develop, contribute to the development of or support clinical practice guidelines and papers. The following resources have been reviewed and have been endorsed by the Academy.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG): Consensus Guidelines for Facilities Performing Outpatient Procedures: Evidence Over Ideology
ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG): Women’s Preventative Services Institute 2016 Report
About AAPA Endorsements
Policy regarding AAPA endorsement of clinical guidelines is found in the AAPA Board Manual, Section V., a., ii (Board Roles and Responsibilities)
ii. Decisions regarding AAPA endorsement of clinical guidelines, taking into consideration any recommendations from the HOD, the Commission on the Health of the Public (HOTP), a Constituent Organization (CO) and/or AAPA staff;
- requested clinical guidelines’ endorsements will be appropriately reviewed by subject matter experts, staff and Academy leadership who will make a recommendation to the BOD. Stakeholders involved in the review process will vary based on the subject of the guidelines.
- AAPA will endorse clinical guidelines if the guidelines meet the basic criteria for review, including medical / scientific soundness; alignment with AAPA policy; and alignment with the AAPA strategic plan. The level of PA engagement and engagement of other stakeholders will also be taken into consideration.
- Endorsement indicates AAPA agrees with the guidelines and promotes them to members. The AAPA name and logo may be used to promote the guidelines.