Ventura County Medical Center 

Clinical Practice Guidelines


Clinical Practice Guidelines Disclaimer
  • The contents of these clinical practice guidelines are to be used as a guide.
  • Healthcare professionals should use sound clinical judgment and individualize patient care.
  • The CPG is not meant to be a replacement for training, experience, CME or studying the latest literature and drug information. 

Antimicrobial Stewardship

Procalcitonin CPG & Information Sheet

Behavioral Health

Antipsychotic Medications, Metabolic Monitoring

Benzodiazepine and Z Drugs

Benzodiazepine and Z Drugs - Part 2 - Group Health Guidelines

Clozapine - Prescribing and Monitoring
Suicide Risk Assessment


Hospital Medicine

Congestive Heart Failure

Evaluation of Suspected DVT

Evaluation of Suspected PE

Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI)

ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis

Stroke: Acute Ischemic Non-Hemorrhagic

Syncope, Evaluation and Management

Tracheostomy Management


Anticoagulation Management, Bleeding associated with Coumadin

Anticoagulation Management, Bleeding Associated with Target-Specifc Oral Anticoagulants

Anticoagulation Management, Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants (NOACs)

Anticoagulation Management surrouding Epidural/Intrathecal/Lumbar Puncture
Factor VII
Fentanyl Patch
Heparin Drip

Hypertonic Saline


Profilnine SD (PCC) 
Thyrogen Injection Protocol for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Uses in Thyroid Carcinoma

Tranexamic Acid

Transfusion Guidelines

Obstetrics and Gynecology

2nd stage of labor management

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Operative/Perioperative Care

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Elective Surgery

Comprehensive Medical Clearance

Thromboembolism prevention in Orthopedic patients

Thyroidectomy Post Operative Calcium Management 

Urinary Catheter Use in Surgical Patients

Outpatient Medicine

Health Maintenance Preventive Guidelines



Diabetic ketoacidosis

Fever in the Pediatric Cancer Patient

Fever in the Pediatric Cancer Patient - Diagram

Group B Streptococcus in Neonates

Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal

Illicit Drug Exposure During Pregnancy

Trauma/Critical Care

Cervical Spine Trauma

Organ Donor Candidate Management

Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma

Traumatic Brain Injury in Anticoagulated Patients

Ventilator Sedation and Analgesia







Health Care Agency
5851 Thille Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036