This appraisal is intended for use by advanced practice nurses and emergency nurse clinicians who are involved in the assessment and management of Group A streptococcal pharyngitis in the emergency department and urgent care centers and for health care administrators who are involved in the allocation of resources for corresponding testing and antimicrobial dispensing. The Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Management of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis: 2012 Update by the Infectious Society of America is evaluated by utilizing Version II of the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation and practical recommendations regarding its applications are provided (S. Shulman et al., 2012).
Department of Nursing, Saint Peter's University, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (Dr Ellis); and Immedicenter Urgent Care, Clifton, New Jersey (Ms Camacho-Walsh). Ms Camacho-Walsh is now at the Occupational and Community Health Services Clinic, Union City, New Jersey.
Corresponding Author: Mercedes Elena Camacho-Walsh, MS, RN, FNP-BC, Occupational and Community Health Services Clinic, 3300 Hudson Ave, Union City, NJ 07087 (email@example.com).
The authors acknowledge the participation of Christina Wolleon and Fedor Bilyk, DNP students at Saint Peter's University, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, for their professional input and participation in the grading of the guideline.
Disclosure: The authors report no conflicts of interest.