Clinical policies are documents developed to assist clinical decision-making.
They are intended to facilitate combining the large volume of knowledge available from both the medical literature and from expert opinion into strategies helpful in diagnostic, management, and resource utilization decision-making. Clinical policies are developed using a specific strategy.
Vision: To lead the development of clinical policies in emergency medicine.
Mission: To improve the care on the emergency medical setting, facilitating decision making.
Values: Quality of the recommendations, open to participation, and team work development.
The clinical policy process:
1. Topic selection and definition
2. Literature search
a. Using databases Pubmed, Chocrane, Web of Science, Embase.
3.Appraisal of the literature
a.Using the GRADE methodology
4. Writing the Clinical Policy
5. Spreading by using the EUSEM Web page, EUSEM scientific meetings
Policy in development:
“Pain control on renal colic”. Deadline Oct 2016
Group Meeting in EUSEM congress Vienna 2016: Open presentation of the first clinical policies
How to collaborate:
Get in contact for participation in the development of new policies or proposing new topics.