Center for Clinical Knowledge Management (CCKM) Clinical Practice Guidelines

All clinical practice guidelines are managed by one of three departments which regularly reviews the content to ensure up-to-date evidence is used:

  • The Center for Clinical Knowledge Management (CCKM) is responsible for interdisciplinary guidelines which include various types of interventions (e.g., pharmacological and non-pharmacological recommendations). These guidelines often describe care for an entire population and/or cross care settings and clinical disciplines. The Clinical Knowledge Management Council reviews and approves all interdisciplinary guidelines. 

  • The Drug Policy Program, on behalf of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, coordinates the development and maintenance of medication-related guidelines and guideline content.

  • The Nursing Practice Guideline Committee, a subcommittee of the Nursing Practice Council, aims to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes by clearly identifying and implementing evidence-based nursing interventions for defined patient problems or populations.

City-wide Guideline Working Group


The Center for Clinical Knowledge Management works with a variety of local health organizations to improve the consistency of care across the Madison area. Members of St. Mary’s Hospital, Unity Point Health-Meriter, Access Community Health Centers, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Unity Health Insurance, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, Dean Health Plan, Physicians Plus Health Insurance, and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) are welcomed to participate in the development (new or periodic review) of all UW Health guidelines.