Clinical Care Statements

In response to member requests, your AAOA Board of Directors recently adopted the following Clinical Care statements.  These statements are also being distributed in our AAOA Today, membership newsletter. We would like to acknowledge the tireless efforts of our Clinical Care statement workgroup that made this compendium of work happen.

Our intention is to assist otolaryngologists by sharing evidence-based summaries on recommended therapies and practices from the current medical literature.  They do not attempt to define a quality of care for legal malpractice proceedings.  They should not be taken as recommending for or against a particular company’s products.  The Clinical Care Statements are not meant for patients to use in treating themselves or making decisions about their care.  Advances constantly occur in medicine, and some advances will doubtless occur faster than these Clinical Care Statements can be updated.  Otolaryngologists will want to keep abreast of the most recent medical literature in deciding the best course for treating their patients.

You can download and print the Clinical Care Statements compendium as a whole or each statement individually.

Anaphylaxis                                                            
Compounding of In Office Vials
Duration of Immunotherapy 
Home Subcutaneous Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy Vaccine Preparation - Practical Issues
In Vitro
Medicines to Avoid before Allergy Skin Testing  
Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the Practice of Allergy in the Otolaryngology Office
Optimal Dosing
Risk Factors for Testing or Immunotherapy
Skin Testing Techniques for Immediate Hypersensitivity Reaction
State Regulations 
Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT) for Aeroallergen Immunotherapy
Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT) 
Vial Testing

Note:  AAOA’s Clinical Care Statements attempt to assist otolaryngic allergists by sharing summaries of recommended therapies and practices from current medical literature. They do not attempt to define a quality of care for legal malpractice proceedings. They should not be taken as recommending for or against a particular company’s products.  The Statements are not meant for patients to use in treating themselves or making decisions about their care. Advances constantly occur in medicine, and some advances will doubtless occur faster than these Statements can be updated.  Otolaryngic allergists will want to keep abreast of the most recent medical literature in deciding the best course for treating their patients.



Posted on 2/3/2015 12:00:00 AM