Guidelines in Pulmonary & Critical Care - PulmCCM

Guidelines in Pulmonary & Critical Care


Here is an index of links to the clinical guidelines in pulmonary & critical care from major specialty societies, including the American Thoracic Society's (ATS) guidelines, American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines, Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) guidelines, and British Thoracic Society (BTS) guidelines. PulmCCM is not affiliated with or endorsed in any way by ATS, ACCP, BTS, SCCM, or any other professional society. These links are provided for your convenience to enhance education; original content and copyright resides with the societies. This index of pulmonary & critical care guidelines will be updated periodically as new ones are published, but some may be out of date. Please suggest updates and other guidelines for inclusion by commenting or emailing us; also see our library of pulmonary and critical care review articles and practice updates.

6-minute walk test, performance and interpretation ATS 2002
Acute renal failure (ARF, AKI) in critically ill: prevention, management ATS 2010
Air travel for people with respiratory disease BTS 2011
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, diagnosis and management ATS/ERS 2003
Anoxic brain injury/encephalopathy, predicting outcome after AAN 2006
Anticoagulation / antithrombotic guidelines, ACCP 9th ed. ACCP 2012
Asthma, management of BTS 2011
Asthma exacerbations, management of in the emergency department NAEPP 2009
Asthma, diagnosis and management of NHLBI/NIH 2007
Asthma, diagnosis and management ICSI 2012
Asthma, management and prevention GINA 2011
Asthma in the workplace (ATS) ATS 2009 
Asthma, work-related, diagnosis and management (ACCP) ACCP 2008
Asthma exacerbations, follow-up management ATS 2009
Asthma and obesity ATS 2010
Asbestosis, initial workup and management ATS 2004
Atrial fibrillation, management of AHA/ACC 2006
Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, prevention and management ACCP 2005
Brain death, determining in adults AAN 2010
Bronchiectasis (non-CF), management BTS 2010
Bronchoalveolar lavage in the workup of interstitial lung disease ATS 2012
Bronchoscopy, medications during ACCP 2011
Bronchoscopy, preventing infection during ACCP 2005
Capnography/Capnometry during mechanical ventilation N/A 2011
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency CV care AHA 2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), management of ATS/ACCP/ERS 2011
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), performance and interpretation ACCP/ATS 2003
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing, clinician's guide AHA 2010
Chronic cough due to gastroesophageal reflux disease, diagnosis and management ACCP 2006
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), integrated care of ATS 2012
COPD, update of GOLD guidelines GOLD 2011
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP), management ATS/IDSA 2007
Community acquired pneumonia, management BTS 2009
Cough, diagnosis and management ACCP 2006
Cough, management of BTS 2007
Deep venous thrombosis, diagnosis and management ACCP 2012
Dyspnea, mechanisms, assessment, management of ATS 2012
Dyspnea in people with advanced heart and lung disease, management of ACCP 2010
Exhaled nitric oxide, clinical applications ATS 2011
Fleischner Society guidelines for pulmonary nodule surveillance RSNA 2005
Fungal infections, treatment of ATS 2011
Hospital or ventilator-associated pneumonia (HAP, VAP, HCAP) IDSA/ATS 2005
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) diagnosis and management ATS/ERS 2011
Inferior vena cava filters (retrievable): proper use and removal Soc Int Rad 2006
Inferior vena cava filters: radiologic management of ACR 2012
Inhalers, how to choose the best one for your patient ACCP 2005
Lung cancer diagnosis and management ACCP 2007
Lung cancer, management in high-risk patients ACCP 2012
Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT ACCP/ATS 2012
Muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), respiratory management of ACCP 2007
Myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), management of ACC/AHA 2012
Myocardial infarction (STEMI), management of ACC/AHA 2009
Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (BiPAP): when to use in acute illness CCCS 2011
Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), management ACC/AHA 2012
Nontuberculous mycobacteria, diagnosis, treatment, prevention IDSA/ATS 2007
Nutrition support in mechanically ventilated pts (TPN, PPN, enteric tube feeding) CCCS 2011
Nutrition support in critical illness guideline (TPN, PPN, tube feeds) SCCM 2010
Obstructive sleep apnea, management of ACP 2013
Obstructive sleep apnea, perioperative management of ASA 2006
Palliative care for people with respiratory diseases and critical illness (ATS) ATS 2008
Palliative care and end-of-life care for patients with heart and lung disease (ACCP) ACCP 2007
Pancreatitis (severe & acute with critical illness), management of ATS 2004
Pleural disease, management BTS 2010
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) ATS 2006
Post-cardiac arrest syndrome, anoxic encephalopathy, statement on AHA 2008
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), diagnosis and management ACCP 2004
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), updated medical therapy guideline ACCP 2007
Pulmonary embolism, diagnosis and treatment of ACCP 2012
Pulmonary embolism, diagnosis in pregnant women, pregnancy ATS 2011
Pulmonary function testing (PFTs), how to interpret ATS/ERS 2005
Pulmonary nodules (solid or subsolid), evaluation & surveillance ACCP 2013
Pulmonary nodule evaluation & surveillance (Fleischer Society Guidelines) RSNA 2005
Pulmonary rehabilitation (ATS) ATS/ERS 2006
Pulmonary rehabilitation (ACCP) ACCP/ACP 2007
Pulmonary hypertension, consensus document AHA/ACCF 2009
Sedation and analgesia in critically ill adults SCCM 2002
Sedation and analgesia by non-anesthesiologists, practice guideline ASA 2002
Sepsis and septic shock (Surviving Sepsis Guidelines Update) SCCM 2012
Sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, statement on AHA/ACCF 2008
Smoking cessation toolkit for clinicians ACCP 2012
ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), management ACC/AHA 2009
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (aneurysmal), management AHA/ASA 2012
Supraventricular tachycardias and arrhythmias, management of ACC/AHA/ESC 2003
Tuberculosis treatment ATS/CDC/IDSA 2003
Unstable angina (UA) and NSTEMI, management ACC/AHA 2012
Ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention guideline CCCS 2004

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