U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory
February 2, 2017: Chlorhexidine Gluconate: FDA is warning that rare but serious allergic reactions have been reported with the widely used skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate. Although rare, the number of reports of serious allergic reactions to these products has increased over the last several years.
As a result, FDA is requesting the manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate to add a warning about this risk to the Drug Facts labels.
Registration is now open for the Evidence-based Guidelines Affecting Policy, Practice and Stakeholders (E-GAPPS III) Conference. It will be held March 20-21, 2017 at The New York Academy of Medicine. The event is sponsored by the Guidelines International Network North America (G-I-N NA) and NYAM's Section on Evidence Based Health Care (SEBHC). The conference is titled "Beyond Implementation: Are Clinical Guidelines Improving Healthcare Quality?"
AHRQ Announces Funding Opportunity for Developing Measures of Shared Decisionmaking
A new funding opportunity announcement from AHRQ solicits applications for research projects to develop, test and evaluate measures of shared decisionmaking for research conducted in clinical settings. Shared decisionmaking is a collaborative process in which patients and members of their clinical team make health care decisions that are informed by scientific evidence as well as patients' values and preferences. Each project is expected to produce valid and reliable measures of shared decisionmaking, along with instructions for implementing the measures and documentation on the development, testing and evaluation of the measures. The maximum cost for each project is $500,000 per year and $1.5 million for up to three years.
Health Awareness Topics: February 2017
- AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month (see related guidelines)
- American Heart Month (see related guidelines)
- National Children's Dental Health Month (see related guidelines)
How to Participate
Submit Guidelines: Visit our Submit Guidelines page for information on how to submit your organization's guidelines.
Suggest a Guideline for Possible Inclusion: Submit your suggestions for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines that you would like to see included in NGC.
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