In collaboration with The Royal Children’s Hospital and three Victorian public hospitals, we have developed a number of clinician and parent/caregiver resources to reduce unnecessary prescribing of acid suppression therapies (ASTs) in infants.
These resources will help to support your clinical practice to better recognise, respond to and manage infants with gastro-oesophageal reflux, irritability or excessive crying. The resources will also help to ensure you are able to provide the correct information to parents and caregivers, aiding in their ability to make informed decisions about their infant’s care.
The resources centre on a number of key areas:
- Diagnosis of gastro-oesophageal reflux versus gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
- Potential harms and benefits associated with the use of ASTs in infants
- Recommendations on how to cease ASTs in infants
- Strategies to manage irritability, excessive crying and unsettled behaviours in infants.
Download the resources
- Read more about reducing unnecessary prescribing of AST in infants in Victoria
- Guidance for managing infants with gastro-oesophageal reflux and unsettled behaviours
SCV endorses The Royal Children’s Hospital clinical practice guidelines for managing gastro-oesophageal reflux and unsettled behaviours in infants.
View the guidelines
Page last updated: 09 Mar 2021