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. Guidelines and papers developed by a PA organization, jointly with other organizations, or by another organization with strong PA organization input may apply for evaluation and endorsement by the Academy.
The following resources have been reviewed and have been endorsed by the Academy at one of the three support tiers.
Practice Guide Vascular Procedure: http://www.aium.org/resources/guidelines/usgva.pdf (Level I)
Every Victory Counts, Essential Information and Inspiration for a Lifetime of Wellness: http://davisphinneyfoundation.org/living-pd/victory-counts/ (Level I)
National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health’s Oral Health: An Essential Component of Primary Care: http://www.niioh.org/resource/143 (Level I)
About AAPA Endorsements
AAPA has strict procedures in place to ensure a requested endorsement is appropriately reviewed by subject matter experts, staff and Academy leadership. Stakeholders involved in the review process vary based on the subject of the paper and the tier in which the paper falls into. The tiers include:
Endorsement Level II — The guideline meets the basic criteria for review and has been developed alone or jointly by an affiliated PA organization. AAPA agrees with the guideline and promotes the guideline to members. AAPA’s name and logo may be used to promote the guideline. The guideline will become an official part of the Academy documents.
Endorsement Level I — The guidelines meet the basic criteria for review and includes PAs in the development process. AAPA agrees with the guideline and promotes the guideline to members. The AAPA name and logo may be used to promote the guideline.
Support — The guideline meets the basic criteria for review but has no PA involvement. AAPA agrees with the guideline and promotes the guideline to members. The AAPA name and logo may not be used to promote the guideline.