Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are evidence-based documents that facilitate the application of current evidence into everyday emergency nursing practice. CPGs contain recommendations based on a systematic review and critical analysis of the literature about a clinical question.
CPGs are created following the rigorous process described as described in the document: ENA Guidelines for Development of Clinical Practice Guidelines. This process may also serve as a resource for others engaged in implementing evidence-based practice in emergency nursing.
ENA believes that CPGs will have a positive impact on patient care and emergency nursing practice by bridging the gap between practice and currently available evidence.
- Difficult Intravenous Access (12/2011)- Full Version
- Family Presence During Invasive Procedures and Resuscitation (12/2012) - Full Version
- Gastric Tube Placement Verification (08/2015)- Full Version
- Mass Transfusion Scoring Systems (10/2015) Full Version
- Needle-Related Procedural Pain in Pediatric Patients (08/2015) Full Version
- Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measurement with Automated Devices (12/2012) - Full Version
- Non-Invasive Temperature Measurement (12/2011)- Full Version
- Orthostatic Vital Signs (12/2011) - Full Version
- Prevention of Blood Culture Contamination(12/2012) -Full Version
- Prevention of Blood Specimen Hemolysis in Peripherally-Collected Venous Specimens (12/2012) -Full Version
- Suicide Risk Assessment (12/2012) - Full Version
- The Use of Capnography During Procedural Sedation/Analgesia (12/2009)- Full Version
- Wound Preparation (12/2011) -Full Version