Full Set of Prevention Guidelines Now Available via ACC’s Guideline Clinical App
Version 2.0 of the ACC’s Guideline Clinical App is now available on the Apple and Android platforms. With the addition of the Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk and Guideline for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, the app now contains the full set of clinical prevention guidelines released by the ACC/American Heart Association in 2013. These additions expand the collection of clinical guidelines in the app which already includes guidelines on assessment of cardiovascular risk, treatment of blood cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and valvular heart disease.
The Guideline Clinical App is the mobile home of clinical guideline content and tools for clinicians caring for patients with cardiovascular disease. The app allows clinicians to quickly access guideline recommendations and use interactive tools from seven guidelines through a variety of functions such as dosing calculators, scoring tools and algorithms, useful to clinicians in determining recommended care. In addition to referencing guideline recommendations through the app for their own decision making, clinicians have also found the tools useful to facilitate patient discussion and education. A new emailable PDF function expands access to tools, while the MyTools and Notes features capture clinicians’ customized thoughts and favorites.
The original version of the app was launched in November 2014, with a second content release in December 2014. Version 2.0 of the app is part of plan to continuously add guideline content, upgrade functionality, and roll out fixes in response to user feedback. More guideline content and improvements are planned throughout 2015. The ACC is conducting an impact and evaluation study to help inform future plans for the app.
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