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Ascension LibTip: Guidelines

This list, prepared by the Ascension Sacred Heart's Medical Librarian from other sources, is provided for information only. Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement of Ascension Health of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities. Further, Ascension does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site. Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning. 9/14/2023 MASH

General Guidelines (Meta-sites):

ECRI Guidelines Trust

Health Services Technology Assessment

General Associations/Organizations:

ABIM Foundation: Choosing Wisely

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Guidelines and Measures

American Cancer Society

American College of Physicians

American College of Surgeons

American Medical Association - AMA Code of Medical Ethics

American Medical Association PolicyFinder

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Community Preventive Services Task Force

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Joint Commission

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) formerly the Institute of Medicine

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Spina Bifida Association

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)

University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine

International Organizations:

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Toward Optimized Practice (TOP)

Alberta Health Services

Canadian Medical Association Infobase: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Centre for Effective Practice (CEP)

Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi)

International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (UK) -  NICE Guidance

New Zealand Ministry of Health

NIHR Health Technology Assessment Pragramme (NHS)

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Guideline Development Tools:


The Conference on Guideline Standardization (COGS) - last updated 28 August 2003

GuideLine Implementability Appraisal (GLIA)

Guidelines International Network (G-I-N)

Making Grade the Irresistible Choice (MAGIC) Evidence Ecosystem Foundation

Subject Specific Guidelines (suggestions for listing other reputable organizations welcome):


- American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

- American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)


- American College of Cardiology (ACC)

International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR)


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD)


American Diabetes Association (ADA)

International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF Guidelines)

Diagnostic Medicine:

American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Emergency Medicine:

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Emergency Nurses Association


American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)

Endocrine Society

European Society of Endocrinology (ESE)

Family Practice:

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) - Clinical Recommendations A-Z


American College of Gastroenterology (ACG)

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)


American Society of Hematology (ASH)

National Hemophilia Foundation

World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH)

Hospice/End of Life Care:

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)

National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (NCHPC)

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)

Infectious Diseases:

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)

Internal Medicine:

American College of Physicians (ACP)

Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM)


American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA)

International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

National Kidney Foundation (NKF)

Renal Physicians Association (RPA)


American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Brain Trauma Foundation

Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

Neurocritical Care Society


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Obstetrics and Gynecology:

American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP)

- American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

- American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) - Position Statements and Practice Briefs

Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE)

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE)

Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (FSRH)

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZOG)

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG)

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

- Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)

- Ontario Health - Cancer Care Ontario

Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO)

Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)


American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

American Ophthalmological Society (AOS)

American Optometric Association (AOA)


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

- American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Pain Medicine: 

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)

 - American Society for Pain Management Nursing - Position Statements and Advocacy Statements

Help Eliminate Pain in Kids & Adults (HELP)

Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Murdoch Children's Research Institute

- National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy:

Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

American Physical Therapy Association

Plastic Surgery:

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)

American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgeons


American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association


American College of Radiology (ACR)

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)

Radiological Society of North America  (RSNA)

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)

Respiratory Medicine/Thoracic Medicine:

American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)

American Lung Association

American Thoracic Society

British Thoracic Society

European Respiratory Society (ERS)


American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA)

European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR)

Rheumatology Research Foundation

Sleep Medicine:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

World Sleep Society


American College of Surgeons

 - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

Trauma Medicine:

American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

American Trauma Society

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Society of Trauma Nurses


American Urological Association

Canadian Urological Association

European Association of Urology Nurses

Society for Pediatric Urology

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates

Wound Care (Pressure Injuries, Ostomy, etc):

American College of Wound Healing and Tissue Repair (ACWHTR)

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)

European Wound Management Association (EWMA)

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP)

Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance

Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society