- To date, the master catalog includes 832 Clinical Practice Guidelines.
- All are very useful for doctors as a defense against possible medical malpractice lawsuits.
- The National Center for Technological Excellence in Health (CENETEC) is responsible for publishing these official documents that all doctors should know.
A requirement to be a health professional that is rarely mentioned is a love of reading. All part of the large number of books that must be read from the first day at the university. The number of titles is abysmal but among the most important are the Clinical Practice Guidelines. Their relevance is so great that absolutely all doctors should know about them.
What does it consist on?
These are official documents that contain detailed instructions for proper patient care. Each one focuses on a different disease and condition and seeks to serve to achieve better decision-making on the part of doctors.
At the same time, the Clinical Practice Guidelines are the greatest tool doctors have to defend themselves against potential negligence lawsuits. If there is a legal conflict, it can be argued that action was taken in accordance with national recommendations.
In addition, they not only offer advantages to doctors but to the entire health system. With its implementation, hospitalization costs, prescription drugs and surgeries performed on patients can be reduced. This implies lower costs for hospitals and faster recovery for patients.
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Update of Clinical Practice Guidelines
On the other hand, a distinctive aspect of Medicine is that knowledge is constantly updated. With this in mind, the National Center for Technological Excellence in Health (CENETEC) published the corresponding call in 2023 to modify 10 Clinical Practice Guidelines and they are the following.
- Timely diagnosis of testicular cancer in the first and second level of care.
- Prevention and diagnosis of overweight and obesity in girls, boys and youth.
- Prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of precursor lesions of cervical cancer in the first and second level of care.
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute heart failure in adult patients.
- Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute diarrhea in patients from 2 months to 5 years of age in the first and second level of care.
- Prevention, diagnosis and timely referral of chronic kidney disease in patients under 18 years of age.
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute kidney injury in pediatrics at the second and third level of care.
- Prevention and early detection of lung cancer at the first level of care.
- Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease in the obstetric patient.
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute, uncomplicated urinary tract infection in women.
Requirements to participate in document updating
Something very important is that it is the health professionals themselves who are in charge of updating the documents. If you are interested in participating in this task, you must meet the following requirements.
1. Reside in the Mexican Republic
2. Professional health personnel in: gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, oncological surgery, pulmonology, imaging, internal medicine, family medicine, general medicine, emergencies, cardiology, nutrition, infectious diseases, pediatrics, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric nephrology , urology, nursing and any other profession related to the topics of the aforementioned Clinical Practice Guidelines.
3. Have verifiable clinical practice of at least 5 years in the topic of the selected guide.
1. It will be taken into account if teaching or research activities are carried out.
All people who wish to participate must express their interest by sending an email to: [email protected] Once that is done, they will be sent a specific curriculum vitae format; which will have to be completed and resubmitted.
This call will be valid from January 16 to February 24, 2023. Those who present their candidacy to participate in the integration of the Clinical Practice Guidelines 2023You will receive a confirmation email no later than March 3, 2023.
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