Category Guideline

Paracetamol Poisoning

SCGHED Education Toxicology 340
Information contained on this page is to assist in the investigation and management of patients with suspected paracetamol poisoning Click on the below image to link to the 2015 guidelines for the management of paracetamol poisoning in Australia and New Zealand.…

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

SCGHED Guideline 4 340
The flowchart and information on this page is intended to assist in the appropriate assessment and management of patients presenting to the emergency department with acute exacerbations of COPD COPD Flowchart Notes on the guideline – Management of acute exacerbations of…

Obstetric patients at SCGH

Here is the current advice on how and when to contact O&G services at KEMH for advice / review of pregnant patients presenting to this hospital Please see below memo regarding management of antenatal patients at SCGH Until further notice…

Arthrocentesis (joint aspiration)

SCGHED Guideline 3 340
A general guideline containing information on indications / contraindications / procedural technique relating to joint aspiration   The principles of anaesthetic administration and use of an aseptic technique are similar for all joints, but the anatomical landmarks for the site…

Lumbar puncture

SCGHED Guideline 2 340
A guide to indications / contraindications / procedural technique related to performing a lumbar puncture Lumbar puncture is a potentially uncomfortable procedure that must not be rushed. It is essential to position the patient correctly and take your time. Indications…

MERS CoV

Below is a circular from the Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD) WA regarding information pertaining to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Cronavirus (MERS-CoV) afor Emergency Departments & Hosptials 6/2015 Date implemented – 06/2015 Revision date – 06/2018 Author – Dr Paul Armstrong…

Bleeding on New Oral Anticoagulants

Here is an excert from the WATAG NOAC Prescribing Guidelines 04/2016 relating to the management of bleeding with New Oral Anticoagulants (NOAC’s) Other Resources: WA New Oral Anticoagulants Prescribing Guidelines – complete document (04/2016) Date implemented – 04/2016 Review date – 04/2019 Author…

Transfusion Reaction Algorithm

Here is the SCGH transfusion manual transfusion reaction algorithm SCGH transfusion manual – transfusion reaction algorithm: Other Resources: SCGH Transfusion Service Policy Manual (intranet link) Date implemented – 11/2015 Review date – 11/2018 Author – Transfusion medicine SCGH

Febrile neutropaenia

SCGH management guideline for febrile neutropenia Date implemented – 05/2010 Review date – Pending (checked 2/2016) Author – David Speers (Infectious diseases) / Haematology