To browse CNS Guidelines in your subspecialty, please visit the CNS Guidelines page.
CNS Guidelines Quality Scholarship
The CNS Foundation is proud to support the inaugural CNS Guidelines Quality Scholarship Award with a 2020 Innovative Seed Grant. The resident or fellow recipient of this award will conduct a one-year project where they select guideline recommendation(s) from a published CNS Guideline, develop quality measures, and use CPT codes to analyze a dataset of their choosing to assess the impact of guidelines on practice. The 2021-2022 winner of the CNS Guidelines Quality Scholarship is Dr. Thomas Larrew of Medical University of South Carolina.
To support this award, please direct your annual gift to the CNS Guidelines initiative. DONATE TODAY.
Goal: $15,000 in annual support
Perioperative Spine Surgery Guidelines (2019 – 2022)
Generously supported by the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves (Spine Section), this three-year project will support preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative guidelines for neurosurgeons in the Spine and Peripheral Nerves sub-specialty.
Demonstrating Impact – The Guidelines App
2017: Trauma Section donation funds development and implementation of free Guidelines App. Available for both Android and Apple phones, the CNS Guidelines App includes guideline recommendations and topic overviews for all CNS-produced guidelines in six specialty areas. Through the app, clinicians have immediate, at the point-of-care access to 16 guideline topics, with links to the full-text of the guideline.
2019: Guidelines App dissemination reaches 9,000 downloads by neurosurgeons around the world.
The CNS adheres to robust methodological processes to ensure the publication of high quality, evidence-based guidelines that clinicians can rely on. Currently, the CNS produces guidelines in the subspecialty topic areas of Pain, Pediatrics, Spine, Stereotactic/Functional, Trauma, and Tumor.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more about supporting the CNS Guidelines Initiative, please contact Courtney Johnson, Manager of Foundation & Giving, to learn about specific standards and policies for supporting medical guidelines.