Practice parameters on rhinitis, peanut allergy diagnosis and anaphylaxis were all updated in 2020. The guides will help you stay updated on generally accepted diagnoses and treatment of these conditions. Use these parameters for guidelines on appropriate diagnosis and treatment consistent with the best available scientific evidence and clinical consensus.
Currently there are practice parameters on 15 allergy conditions:
- Drug Allergy
- Environmental Allergy
- Food Allergy
- Insect Allergy
- Testing, Diagnostic
The ACAAI/AAAAI Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters develops these documents to establish guidance for appropriate patient care. They promote consistency in practice while allowing for variable approaches based on individual patient differences using evidence from the medical literature to achieve good clinical practice. Practice parameters have gained increasing importance as tools used by third party payers.
For additional guidance with clinical management decisions, check out the College’s Yardsticks. Yardsticks are developed by College experts and other medical experts, and they provide practical, concise, evidence-based recommendations to assist with every day clinical decision making. They address important areas that are not included in other guidelines. For example, the Asthma yardstick details how to conduct a step-up asthma treatment for patients with uncontrolled asthma.
The College developed the Practice Parameter and Yardstick Toolkit so you can access all our evidence-based practical references to guide your clinical decision -making in one place! In addition to practice parameters and yardsticks, the toolkit also features eYardsticks, pocket guides and eParameters.