Quality: Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG)

In order to achieve the highest and most consistent, efficient and cost-effective care for patients and families at Children's Hospital, the Evidence Enhanced Medicine Committee has overseen the development of evidence-supported best medical practices.

These guidelines are the result of multidisciplinary collaboration between providers and other clinical personnel at Children's Hospital. They are based on evidence at the time of publication.

These are simply guidelines and are not intended as prescriptive for every patient. Individual factors and clinical judgement should always be considered when using these recommendations.

These clinical practice guidelines are not intended to constitute treatment or medical advice. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the clinical practice guidelines, or for any outcomes a patient might experience where a clinician consulted one or more such pathways in connection with providing care for that patient.


Interested in creating a CPG?

Step 1:

Come up with an idea for a proposed CPG and form a group of content experts.

Step 2:

Email Dr. John Thomas (john.thomas@vumc.org) and Erin Johnson (erin.c.johnson@vumc.org) with your proposal

Step 3:

Once your proposal is approved, you will be assigned a Core Consultant to help facilitate the CPG development process including

  • Process map
  • Brief summary (250 words)
  • Supporting literature
  • Health equity considerations
  • List of all resource requirements associated with CPG
  • Suggested success tracking metrics

Step 4:

Present your final CPG to the Evidence Enhanced Medicine group for approval/feedback

Step 5:

Partner with the Quality and Safety Data Liaison to build data metrics