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Hi all, 


I'm trying to compile a nice list of guidelines and recommendations used by PAs for clinical practice. I'm utilizing many of our lectures as a start as many of them list references to these sites. Some of these specialities I do not have lots of content or any at all. This list would be very useful to newly graduated PAs and PA students on rotation. Thanks - all who contribute will be cited as sources for the article. 




Immunization and Pediatrics

2015 Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents - The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an updated immunization schedule for children and teens on January 26, 2015.





2013 AHA/ACC Obesity Guidelines

2013 Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for the Management of Adults with Diabetes

2013 AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk


2011 Screening Recommendations for Barrett’s Esophagus (American Gastroenterological Association)

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)

American Liver Foundation (ALF)

European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

Celiac Disease Foundation

IDSA Practice Guidelines for the Management of Infectious Diarrhea (Infectious Disease Society of America)


Headaches and Migraine Therapy (American Headache Society)

The International Classification of Headache Disorders-II (ICHD-II)

4th Zurich Guidelines (2012) - treatment for concussion in sports

Concussion in Youth Sports (CDC) - Information for athletes, parents, and coaches

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

2010 Revised McDonald Criteria for Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

Stroke Statements and Guidelines (American Heart Association)

ABCD-2 Score (National Stroke Association)

NIH Stroke Scale

Joint Commission Stroke Core Measures

Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH) - American Heart Association

Hunt and Hess Scale for Acute Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (aSAH)


2012 Update of the 2008 American College of Rheumatology Recommendations for the Use of Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Biologic Agents in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis





Obstetrics and Gynecology (Women's health)





Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5)


Recent Updates to NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer by Site, Guidelines for Detection, Prevention & Risk Reduction, Guidelines for Supportive Care, Guidelines for Age Related Recommendations, Guidelines for Patients

American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

American Cancer Society (ACS)

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Pharmacology and Controlled Substances

Schedules of Controlled Substances - updated and published annually in Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations

2010 Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis (American College of Rheumatology)

2005 Annual Report - American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC)

Donation and Transplantation

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)


Vitamins, Supplements, and the FDA

NIH Herbs At a Glance

Natural Database - unbiased, scientific clinical information on complementary, alternative and integrative therapies

Medline Plus - information for patients about drugs, herbs, and supplements in lay language provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and NIH

Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss provided by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)

FDA Dietary Supplements - including reporting an adverse event with a dietary supplement

Fortify Your Knowledge About Vitamins (FDA)

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts (FDA)



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