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Clinical practice guidelines are recommendations for clinicians about the care of patients with specific conditions.

The statewide clinical guidelines are created by adapting pre-existing Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) guidelines adapted to be suitable for a range of environments.

In 2014 the VPCN conducted an evaluation of the statewide CPG project. Currently the VPCN’s Evidence Based Care subcommittee has oversight of the statewide CPG project and has a focus on delivering the report’s recommendations. 

While the RCH has published hundreds of CPGs currently not all of them are statewide. As part of an ongoing project, the VPCN funds the RCH to adapt and review a number of guidelines every year. All the statewide CPGs are detailed and linked to below as well as directly available on RCH’s website. On RCH's website they are identified via the following statement:This guideline has been adapted for statewide use with the support of the Victorian Paediatric Clinical Network.

A

Abdominal Pain

Acute Meningococcal disease

Adolescent Gynaecology

Afebrile seizures

Anaphylaxis

Asthma – acute

Ataxia

B

Bleeding disorders

C

Colic

Communicating procedures to families

Convulsions (see afebrile seizures) 

Convulsions (see febrile seizures) 

Croup

Diabetes Mellitus

DKA (see Diabetes Mellitus) 

E

Emergency Chemical Restraint

Envenomnation and Snakebite

F

Febrile Convulsions

Fever and suspected or confirmed neutropenia

Foreign body ingestion

G

Gastroenteritis

Gynaecology (see adolescent  gynaecology)

H

Haemophillia

Headache

High risk low dose paediatric ingestions

Hypernatraemia

I

Ideopathic nephrotic syndrome

Illness in the returned traveller

Infant distress

Intravenous fluids

L

Larygotracheobronchitis

Limping or non-weight bearing child

M

Malaria

Meningitis  Encephalitis

Meningoccal Disease

N

Needle stick injury

Nephrotic syndrome

Neurtropenia

P

Pertusssis

Pharyngitis

Poisoning -  recreational drug use and overdose

Poisonings – approach to acute complications 

Procedures – communicating procedures to families

Pyelonephritis

R

Rabies and Australian Bat Lyssavirus psot exposure prophylaxis

Rapid rehydration

Recreational drug use and overdose

Returned traveller –illness in 

S

Seizures (see febrile convulsions) 

Seizures (see febrile convulsions)

Sepsis – assessment and management 

Snakebite

Sore throat

Status Epilepticus

T

The limping or non-weight bearing child

Tonsilitus

Torticollis

Trauma – Early management of pelvic injuries in children

Traveller – returned

U

Unsettled or crying babies

Urinary tract infection

Vitemin D deficiency

Von Willebrand Disease

W

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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Page last updated: 10 Apr 2018

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