• The CNS Foundation proudly supports the development of New CNS Guidelines. As a leader in education and innovation, the CNS recognizes high quality, evidence-based guidelines as a critical tool to confront a rapidly changing health care environment. The CNS supports an infrastructure, including robust, methodological processes to produce high-quality evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Since the CNS Guidelines project began in 2008, demand for development of new CNS Guidelines across all neurosurgical disciplines has more than tripled.

    Current Projects:

    Perioperative Spine Surgery Guidelines, Generously supported by the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves (Spine Section), this three-year commitment and project will support preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative guidelines.

    Annually, each guideline will be submitted to the Neurosurgery editorial board for consideration. The CNS Guidelines, Publications and CNS Foundation leadership and staff, with the Spine Section are committed to distributing the results of this ambitious three-year project as widely as possible. If accepted, at a minimum, the guideline will be published in in executive summary form online and in print in Neurosurgery, as well as in full on the CNS website and the widely popular and free to all users CNS Guidelines

    The CNS Guideline App was created by a generous 2017 gift from the Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care

    Past New CNS Guidelines Initiative Projects

    The CNS Guidelines App – The CNS Guideline App was created by a generous 2017 gift from the Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care to the CNS Foundation.

    The free App allows users to access summaries of essential information and recommendations for all CNS Guidelines as well as links to published guidelines, all at a neurosurgeons’ fingertips.

    Available for both Androids and Apple phones, the Guidelines App has been downloaded more than 6,600 times and is used by neurosurgeons around the world to support clinical practice.

    Ongoing maintenance and updates to the CNS Guideline App are generously provided by corporate support to the CNS.

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