Practice Guidelines

The Rutgers CERT Helps Establish Updated Parameters for Psychotropic Medication Use in Texas Foster Children

A child rests his chin on his folded arms.The State of Texas has a single, comprehensive, managed-care system to provide medical and mental health services to children and youth in foster care. The Rutgers CERT recently collaborated on the update of the State’s oversight protocol, Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Foster Children, and recommended Important changes to help reduce the use of these medicines in foster children.


Recent Research Findings Suggest Practice Recommendations for Preventing Falls in Hospitalized Patients

a health care worker assists a patient with walking.Although the Joint Commission requires that a fall risk assessment be conducted on every patient when admitted to a hospital and that a fall-prevention care plan be put in place, fall rates have failed to significantly improve. Learn what the Brigham and Women's CERT is doing to reduce fall rates and access their toolkit and copies of other available tools for use in your institution.


2012 Updated Recommendations for Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hands with arthritis.The 2012 Recommendations for the Use of Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Biologic Agents in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis were recently issued by the American College of Rheumatology. Learn about the update and the role that the UAB CERT Center played in its development.


New Guidelines for Treating Maladaptive Aggression in Youth

A child with chin on knee.2012 Recommendations for the Treatment of Maladaptive Aggression in Youth (T-MAY) were recently published in the journal Pediatrics. Learn about the recommendations and the Rutgers CERT Center role in their development.


2010 Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

The dictionary defintion of "osteoporosis" is highlighted by a pen.New recommendations issued by the American College of Rheumatology and coauthored by investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Deep South Musculoskeletal Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs).

Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created March 2017
Internet Citation: Practice Guidelines. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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