Clinical Practice Guidelines
The AOM produces evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) consistent with the midwifery philosophy of care, including informed choice, client as the primary decision-maker, choice of birthplace, and appropriate use of technology. CPGs summarize research and are seen as a key way to facilitate evidence-based practice, especially when making decisions about health care.
The AOM uses the internationally-recognized GRADE methodology to critically appraise the evidence ensuring that the recommendations in the CPG can be trusted by our members. For more information on how AOM CPGs are developed, please review our Values-Based Approach to CPG Development document, which outlines the selection process for CPG topics, use of evidence, and development of recommendations.
Learn more about how CPGs are different from practice protocols and why AOM CPGs strengthen midwifery in Ontario.