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Assessment Of The Guideline Methodology

A Joint Committee of the AANS/CNS authored these guidelines, and the complete methodology is presented in a stand-alone publication. They revised their previously used nomenclature for strength of the recommendations (see Table 1), now using the categories of Level I, II, or III. The author and editor of this issue of EM Practice Guidelines Update, Michelle Vazquez, MD, and Sigrid Hahn, MD, graded these guidelines using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Education (AGREE) II instrument (available at http:// www.agreetrust.org/).

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