16 Excellent Primary Care Guidelines from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Family Nurse Practioner Program

A list of 16 practical primary care guideline summaries from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, Family Nurse Practioner Program is available at the National Guideline Clearinghouse site at  http://www.guideline.gov/browse/by-organization.aspx?orgid=1096.

The guidelines are:

An evidence based practice guideline for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. 2001 Feb.

Diagnosis and management of polycystic ovarian syndrome. 2006 May.

Evaluation and management of obstructing cerumen. 2007 May.
Although the above guideline is good, there is an even better one called Guidelines for Ear Irrigation Using the Propulse Electronic Ear available at http://www.kirklees.nhs.uk/fileadmin/documents/New/Your_health/Infection_prevention___control/Policies/Ear_Irrigation_Using_Propulse.pdf.

Evaluation of hair loss in adult women. 2004 May (revised 2010 May 21).

Evaluation, management and treatment of sunburn in adults. 2007.

Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pediculosis capitis (head lice) in children and adults 2008. 2002 May (revised 2008 May).

Management of fibromyalgia syndrome in adults. 2009 May.

Management of human bite wounds. 2007 May

Management of initial gout in adults. 2009 May.

Management of molluscum contagiosum. 2008 May.

Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of vitamin D deficiency in adults. 2009 May.

Recommendations for the management of urge urinary incontinence in women. 2002 May (revised 2010 May)

Risk factor assessment for osteoporosis and/or increased fracture risk in men. 2008 May.

Screening for obstructive sleep apnea in the primary care setting. 2006 May.

The efficacy of antidepressants and various psychotherapies as adjunctive treatment for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). 2006 May

Unintentional weight loss in the elderly. 2006 May.

As always, if you want to see more guidelines on any of these topics, simply go to the home page of the National Guideline Clearinghouse at www.guideline.gov and in the search box type in the topic you are interested in.

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