Clinical practice guidelines provide evidence-based symptom management recommendations for patient care. Guidelines incorporate published research with expert consensus on the certainty of the evidence, the balance of benefits and harms and patient preferences and values. Created with rigorous methodology, the guideline recommendations can be utilized by nurses and other oncology health care professionals, patients, and policy makers with a goal of improving care for patients with cancer.
ONS Guidelines™ have been reviewed and accepted by ECRI Guidelines Trust®, a publicly available web-based repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. ECRI’s TRUST (Transparency and Rigor Using Standards of Trustworthiness) Scorecard assesses clinical practice guidelines against the Institute of Medicine standards of trustworthy guidelines. Please visit ECRI Guidelines Trust to view available scorecards for ONS Guidelines.
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This podcast discusses the ONS Guidelines, the process by which they were developed, and how they will influence practice for nurses and clinicians throughout the oncology community
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