Clinical guidelines amendments

The latest edition (January 2017) of the guidelines includes new and amended guidelines in most discipline including the following:

  • Abbreviations List - updated
  • Alphabetical Listing - updated

  • Adult Internal Medicine (AIM)
  • Child and Adolescent Health (CAH)
  • Dermatology (DERM)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Women's Health (OWH)
  • Ophthalmology (OPTH)
  • Optimal Cancer Care Pathways - Quick Reference Guides New
  • Palliative Care (PAL)
  • Patient Blood Management Guidelines New
  • Surgery

Other:

  • ACRRM AST Curricula - Linked to Guidelines - updated
  • ACRRM Primary Curriculum - Linked to Guidelines - updated
  • RRMEO Modules - New modules included
  • Driver Licensing Medical Standards New

Adult Internal Medicine

New:

  • Gout
  • Hypertension
  • Medical patient blood management

Amended:

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Cardioversion (CV)
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • HIV
  • Pneumonia
  • Renal disease
  • STEMI
  • Stroke

Anaesthetics

New:

  • Perioperative Patient Blood Management

Child and Adolescent Health

New:

  • Arrhythmias - Paediatric
  • Bone fragility in childhood
  • Cardiac arrest - paediatrics
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Critical bleeding protocol for infants and children
  • Intravenous iron
  • Neonatal and paediatrics patient blood management
  • Neonatal shock
  • Non accidental injury
  • Paediatric haemoglobin assessment and optimisation template
  • RBC transfusions in preterm infants
  • Tranexamic acid dosing guidance
  • Transfusion volume calculation for neonates, infants and small children

Amended:

  • Intraosseous needle
  • Neonatal antibiotics
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Shock - paediatric
  • Trauma - paediatric

Emergency Medicine

New:

  • Adrenaline
  • Blood management guidelines
  • Critical bleeding / massive transfusion
  • Critical care patient blood management
  • Massive transfusion protocol
  • Nerve blocks
  • Status epilepticus (SE)

Amended:

  • Blood products / transfusion
  • Burns (acute major)
  • CPR - basic
  • Cricothyroidotomy
  • Head injury - minor, moderate, severe
  • Head injury - paediatric
  • Headache
  • Massive transfusion protocol
  • Obese difficult airway
  • Seizure - prolonged
  • Shock
  • Spinal injuries

Obstetrics & Women's Health

New:

  • Cardiac conditions in pregnancy
  • Genetic counselling
  • Obstetrics and maternity patient blood management
  • Radiation and the fetus

Amended:

  • Induction of labour
  • Perineal care
  • Pre-pregnancy consultation
  • Thyroid disease in pregnancy

Ophthalmology

New:

  • Optic Disc Swelling

Amended:

  • 7 Point examination
  • Foreign bodies (FB)

Optimal Cancer Care Pathways - Quick Reference Guides

New:

  • Acknowledgements
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Hepatocellular cancer
  • High-grade giloma
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Non-melanoma
  • Oesophagogastric cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Fact sheets for patients

Palliative Care

New:

  • Definition of palliative care
  • Guidelines for the aged care sector
  • Palliative care resources

Amended:

  • Delirium

Patient Blood Management Guidelines

New: 6 Modules

  1. Critical bleeding
    • Massive transfusion
  2. Perioperative patient blood management
  3. Medical patient blood management
  4. Critical care patient blood management
  5. Obstetrics and maternity patient blood management
  6. Neonatal and paediatrics patient blood management
    • RBC transfusions in preterm infants
    • Transfusion volume calculation for neonates, infants and small children
    • Paediatric haemoglobin assessment and optimisation template
    • Intravenous iron
    • Tranexamic acid dosing guidance
    • Critical bleeding protocol for infants and children

Surgery

Amended:

  • Leg Ulcers

No Changes

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (ATS)
  • Aged Care (AGE)
  • Anaesthetic Crisis Algorithms
  • Dermatology (DERM)
  • Dermatology Tips and Techniques
  • Mental Health (MH)
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine (MSK)
  • Oral Health (ORAL)
  • Orthopaedic Plastering Techniques
  • Radiology (RAD)
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Sexual Health