Critique of clinical practice guidelines using the AGREE

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION........................................................................................................................................3Critique the literature.......................................................................................................................3Compare the clinical guidelines....................................................................................................43 Focussing on the differences; suggest possible reasons why.......................................7Conclusion...................................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES...........................................................................................................................................10
·INTRODUCTIONClinical Guidelines are systematically developed statements based on the bestavailable evidence designed to assist practitioners with decisions about appropriate healthcare practices for specific clinical circumstances. This essay will use AGREE II tool tocritique two wound management clinical guidelines including Standards for woundprevention and management of Wounds Australia and Wound care guideline conductedby Queensland University of Technology. It will focus on comparing the guidelines andchoose the suitable one that can be applied in practice.lCritique the literatureTo critically appraise the chosen two guidelines, theAGREE IItool has been used to help in assessing the trustworthiness, finding how relevant orapplicable of the study results of published papers are (AGREE Next Steps Consortium2016). To that end, the AGREE instrument is a tool that assesses the methodologicalrigour and transparency in which a guideline is developed (AGREE Next StepsConsortium 2016). The purpose of the AGREE II is to provide a framework to assess thequality of guidelines, provide a methodological strategy for the development ofguidelines; and inform what information and how information ought to be reported inguidelines (AGREE Next Steps Consortium' 2016). The AGREE II replaces the originalinstrument as the preferred tool and can be used as part of an overall quality mandateaimed to improve health care (AGREE Next Steps Consortium,2016).The first guideline ‘Standards for wound prevention andmanagement’ has provided a specific overall purpose which is described at the prefaceand introduction. It mentions thatthese standards presented in this revised third editionprovide a valuable framework for promoting best practice in wound prevention andmanagement for health professionals and health care workers’ practice (WoundsAustralia 2016). The third edition of this guideline underwent extensive reviews of over30 organizations feedback and contribution, for example, from professional, educationaland peak bodies as appropriate (Wounds Australia 2016). The clinical guideline isrigorous and one of the reasons having been that it has total of 6 ‘score 7’ from the rigorof development checklist. Also, this particular article consists with many valuable quality
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