Clinical Guidelines

Starting in early 2014, the SCGH ED Clinical Guidelines will be undergoing a comprehensive review. Until this process is complete, this page will contain links to various Clinical Guidelines from a variety of sources. Once the guideline review process is complete, this page will be reconstructed to allow rapid review of specific SCGH ED management guidelines relating to certain common, and some more complex, patient presentations.

  • SCGH ED Clinical Guidelines
    • Currently in development…. A page containing SCGH specific guidelines that are relevant to the Emergency Department, listed by Specialty and Topic.
  • Trip Database
    • “Trip is a clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.” This includes published guidelines listed by country – look in the “Refine by” column on the right hand side after entering your search terms and pressing enter.
  • NHMRC Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal
    • This Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal is a searchable database that provides access to clinical practice guidelines produced for Australian practice that have been assessed against criteria modified from the United States National Guidelines Clearinghouse, and adapted to the Australian context. Over 2000 documents have been assessed for inclusion on this portal. Selection of guidelines is an ongoing process as we seek to identify and assess all new clinical practice guidelines published in Australia.
  • Emergency Care Institute (ECI) NSW – Clinical Resources Page
    • The ECI has been set up by the NSW government, with its primary role being to improve outcomes for patients presenting at hospital emergency departments (ED) across NSW through coordination, networking and research. The ECI is for all interested parties working in emergency care – clinicians and other stakeholders, working in partnership with consumers.
  • Diagnostic Imaging Pathways WA DOH
    • The Diagnostic Imaging Pathways application is an evidence-based and consensus-based education and decision-support tool for clinicians. It guides the choice of the most appropriate diagnostic examinations in the correct sequence in a wide range of clinical scenarios. The broad objectives of the guidance are to:
      • Reduce the incidence of unnecessary examinations which may expose patients to risk without benefit, including the risk of false-positive results; and
      • Increase the incidence of appropriate examinations which will result in cost-effective diagnosis
    • GuidelinesForMe is a free, crowd-sourced, online database of links to clinical guidelines, developed by Dr Tessa Davis. This site can be used by anyone and is completely free. But setting up a free account will allow you to: make a list of your favourite guidelines for quick access; add new guidelines to our database; and discuss the guidelines with others in the comments section

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