Clinical Guidelines Affecting Emergency Medicine Practice
Revised and approved by the ACEP Board of Directors with new title "Clinical Guidelines Affecting Emergency Medicine Practice" January 2014
Reaffirmed by the ACEP Board of Directors October 2007
Originally approved by the ACEP Board of Directors titled "Voluntary Guidelines for Emergency Medicine Practice" July 2001
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) believes that emergency medicine should provide the highest quality of service and patient care based on current scientific research and available resources. Various organizations, including medical societies, governmental agencies, and insurance entities, routinely develop and disseminate clinical practice guidelines that may impact patient care practices. If adopted, guidelines affecting emergency medicine practice should supplement and enhance patient care and be implemented with emergency physician oversight. Clinical practice guidelines do not represent the standard of care in emergency medicine.