Practice Guidelines

Preventive and clinical practice guidelines are based on the health needs and opportunities for improvement identified as part of the Quality Assurance Program Improvement (QAPI) program. Whenever possible, Nebraska Total Care adopts preventive and clinical practice guidelines that are published by nationally recognized organizations or government institutions as well as state-wide collaborative and/or a consensus of healthcare professionals in the applicable field.

Preventative Care

Disease Management

  • Evidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease. Expert Panel Report, 2014 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Sickle Cell Disease, Recommendations (Last updated September 14, 2015) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • The Management of Sickle Cell Disease, Fourth Edition (2004) National Institutes of Health; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Behavioral Health

  • Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy (Obstet Gynecol 2010; 116: 1241-4) - American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 update (May 2008) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Public Health Service