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Clinical Practice Guidelines and Expert Consensus Statements

Clinical Practice Guidelines and Expert Consensus Statements

Since 2006, SOHN has partnered with the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) in different capacities related to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and expert consensus statements (ECSs), formerly called clinical consensus statements. This partnership includes an SOHN representative on the AAO-HNSF Guideline Task Force (GTF). The GTF mission includes providing oversight to the CPG and ECS development process; CPG and ECS dissemination; and CPG implementation. The GTF also provides a forum for education on topics related to guidelines, development standards, and dissemination techniques. The GTF meets twice a year to rank, prioritize, and vet topics submitted for CPG and ECS development.

SOHN is routinely invited to nominate a member to participate on CPG and ECS development panels. After CPGs have been developed or updated and the manuscript drafted, SOHN is able to provide names of two members willing to act as external peer reviewers. Finally, SOHN has more recently been asked to endorse new or updated CPGs and ECSs which is then listed in the print publication.

SOHN and the AAO-HNSF GTF welcome submission of topics relevant to nurses in varying roles. For more information or if you are interested in participating on an upcoming CPG or ECS development panel or as an external peer reviewer, please do not hesitate to contact Michele Farrington ([email protected]), SOHN’s GTF representative.

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. (2021). Clinical practice guidelines.
https://www.entnet.org/content/clinical-practice-guidelines

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. (2021). Expert consensus statements.
https://www.entnet.org/content/expert-consensus-statements

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. (2021). Guideline task force (GTF).
https://www.entnet.org/content/guideline-task-force-gtf

Farrington, M. (2016). Evidence-based care: Role of clinical practice guidelines [Editorial]. ORL – Head and Neck Nursing, 34(3), 4.

SOHN Representatives – Published Clinical Practice Guidelines in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Representative External Peer Reviewer(s)
Improving Voice Outcomes After Thyroid Surgery – June 2013 Carolyn Waddington Mary Beth Chalk
Cindy Dawson
Tympanostomy Tubes in Children – July 2013 Wendy Lord Mackey Lorie Sparacino
Bell’s Palsy – November 2013 Cindy Dawson Lorie Sparacino
Tinnitus – October 2014 Deena Hollingsworth Lorie Sparacino
Allergic Rhinitis – February 2015 Helene Krouse Michele Farrington
Adult Sinusitis Update – April 2015 Margaret Kramper Helene Krouse
Otitis Media with Effusion Update – February 2016 Lisa Gagnon Michele Farrington
Lorie Sparacino
Earwax (Cerumen Impaction) Update – January 2017 Helene Krouse Maria Colandrea
Allison Paisley
Improving Nasal Form and Function after Rhinoplasty – February 2017 Deborah Strike Cristie Roush
Lorie Sparacino
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Update – March 2017 Deena Hollingsworth Bryan Facione
Allison Paisley
Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults – September 2017 Maria Colandrea Tara DiFabio
Cristie Roush
Hoarseness (Dysphonia) Update – March 2018 Helene Krouse Michele Farrington
Carol Maragos
Tonsillectomy in Children Update – February 2019 Teresa Giordano Michele Farrington
Wendy Mackey
Sudden Hearing Loss Update – August 2019 Deena Hollingsworth Michele Farrington
Nosebleed (Epistaxis) – January 2020 Sarah Holdsworth Erin Ross
Lorie Sparacino
Meniere’s Disease – April 2020 Maria Colandrea Tiffany Brechbill
Deb Strike

SOHN Representatives – In-Progress Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Representative External Peer Reviewer(s)
Opioid Prescribing for Analgesia After Common Otolaryngology Operations Allison Paisley Michele Farrington
Deena Hollingsworth
Tympanostomy Tubes in Children (Update) Kristina Keppel Not yet requested

Clinical Practice Guideline Development Queue*:

  • The Surgical Management of Rhinosinusitis (Single Specialty)
  • Immunotherapy for Inhalant Allergy
  • Age-Related Hearing Loss

*Next three guidelines on the tentative production schedule from 10.23.2020

SOHN Representatives – Published Expert Consensus Statements (formerly called Clinical Consensus Statements) in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Expert Consensus Statement (ECS) Representative(s)
Tracheostomy Care – September 2012 Cheryl Brandt
Cindy Dawson
Septoplasty with or without Inferior Turbinate Reduction – November 2015 Erin Ross
Pediatric Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy – January 2021 Teresa Giordano

Expert Consensus Statement Development Queue*:

  • Dysphagia & Head and Neck Cancer

*Next consensus statement on the tentative production schedule from 10.23.2020