Support your discussion with as many scholarly articles as necessary. Your textbook can be used as additional support.



Response to a classmate

·  Respond to your classmate’s post on CPGs. Address their definition, development, and uses of CPGs.

·  Support your discussion with as many scholarly articles as necessary. Your textbook can be used as additional support.

·  There is a 200-word limit. Citations are counted, references are not counted.

·  Be mindful of your APA as it relates to proper grammar, spelling, citations, and references. Hanging indents and double spacing are not required.

·  The links to your references must be active to get credit for the assignment. Check your links before posting.


The concept of clinical practice guidelines can be defined as statements of recommendations used to improve patient care through the best available evidence, which is provided by systematic reviews of the most up-to-date research (Reich et al., 2018). Providing high quality, patient-centered care is the goal of all healthcare settings. Clinical practice guidelines provide a framework for creating this trend. CPGs are developed when there is a need to improve upon the guidelines that are in place for a specific patient need. As the definition stated, the development process includes a systematic review of the evidence pertaining to the need and an in-depth assessment of the risks versus the benefits of what the evidence recommends (Ghanbari et al., 2018). Once an expert panel validates this evidence for effectiveness in the healthcare setting, the guidelines are created and made available for review by the healthcare staff implementing the research (Ghanbari et al., 2018). The healthcare team plays an essential role in developing CPGs because they are present on the frontlines of patient care. 

Reich et al. (2018) states that clinical guidelines are used to guide the healthcare team’s practice and provide consistent interventions that optimize the standard of care for patients. According to Jun et al. (2016), preventable harm, which includes hospital-acquired infections, sepsis, venous thromboembolism, and pulmonary embolism, continues to be the leading cause of death for patients in the healthcare setting. Clinical practice guidelines are evidenced-based tools used to help guide treatment plans for these preventable issues.


Ghanbari, A., Rahmatpour, P., Jafaraghaee, F., Kazemnejad, E., & Khalili, M. (2018). Quality assessment of diabetic foot ulcer clinical practice guidelines. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 11(3), 200-207.

Jun, J., Kovner, C. T., & Stimpfel, A. W. (2016). Barriers and facilitators of nurses’ use of clinical practice guidelines: An integrative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 60, 54-68.

Reich, E. N., Then, K. L., & Rankin, J. A. (2018). Barriers to clinical practice guideline implementation for septic patients in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 44(6), 552-562.