Clinical guidelines amendments

The latest edition (August 2018) of the guidelines includes new and amended guidelines in most discipline including the following:

  • Abbreviations List - Changes
  • Alphabetical Listing - Changes

 

  • Adult Internal Medicine (AIM)
  • Child and Adolescent Health (CAH)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Protocols - New
  • Obstetrics & Women's Health (OWH)
  • Ophthalmology (OPTH)
  • Surgery (SURG)

Other:

  • ACRRM AST Curricula - Changes
  • ACRRM Primary Curriculum - Changes
  • ACRRM Modules - Changes
  • Helping Patients Make Informed Decisions: Communicating benefits and risks - New
  • Interpreting Service Access for Medical Practitioners - New

Adult Internal Medicine

New:

  • Joint Hypermobility
    • Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS)
    • Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder (HSD)
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Steroid toxicity

Amended:

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hyponatraemia
  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  • Long Q-T interval
  • Osteoporosis
  • Q fever

Child and Adolescent Health

New:

  • Anaphylaxis (paediatric)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (paediatric)
  • Hyperkalaemia (paediatric)
  • Hypoglycaemia (paediatric)
  • Paediatric pain
  • Pulseless electrical activity (paediatric)
  • Status epilepticus (paediatric)

Amended:

  • Airway
  • Airway management
  • Arrhythmias - paediatric
  • Asthma - acute (children)
  • Cardiac arrest - paediatrics
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Neonatal respiratory distress
  • Procedural pain relief
  • Seizures - paediatric

Emergency Medicine

New:

  • Asystole
  • Birth
  • Bradycardia
  • Consent - medical treatment
  • Electrical injuries
  • Eye emergencies
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • PEA
  • ROSC
  • Tachycardia
    • SVT
    • NCT - stable
    • WCT - stable
    • VT
    • VT - pulseless
  • Torsades
  • VF

Amended:

  • Adrenaline
  • Airway - emergency management techniques
  • Airway management
  • Asthma - acute (adult)
  • Cricothyroidotomy
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Emergency contracption
  • Intubation - rapid sequence
  • Massive transfusion protocol (MTP) - template
  • Pain Dx
  • Pain Tx
  • Poisoning
  • Status epilepticus (SE)
  • Ventilation

Emergency Protocols - New

New:

  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ADULT:

  • Airway
    • Airway: Crash
    • Airway: Difficult
    • Airway: Failed
    • Airway: Surgical
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Asystole
  • Birth
  • Bradycardia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Pulseless electrical activity
  • Return of spontaneous circulation
  • Status epilepticus
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Tachycardia
    • Stable narrow complex tachycardia
    • Stable wide complex tachycardia
  • Torsades
  • Toxicology
    • Beta blocker overdose
    • Calcium channel blocker overdose
    • Paracetamol overdose
    • Tricyclic overdose
  • Ventilation
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • VT - pulseless

PAEDIATRIC:

  • Airway
    • Airway: Crash
    • Airway: Difficult
    • Airway: Failed
    • Airway: Needle Cricothyroidotomy
    • Airway: Secure
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Asystole
  • Bradycardia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Hyperkalaemia
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Pulseless electrical activity
  • Paediatric pain
  • Status epilepticus
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Vt - pulseless

NEWBORN:

  • Neopuff
  • Resuscitation

Obstetrics & Women's Health

New:

  • Asthma in pregnancy
  • Group b streptococcal prophylaxis
  • Lactation - drugs
  • Menopause
  • Ovarian insufficiency - premature
  • Sepsis in pregnancy
  • Stillbirth and neonatal death
  • Termination of pregnancy - therapeutic

Amended:

  • Anaemia in pregnancy
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Cardiotocography (reviewed - no changes)
  • Diabetes gestational
  • Eclampsia
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Hypertension in pregnancy
  • Induction of labour
  • Medical termination
  • Miscarriage
  • Neonatal
  • Normal birth (reviewed - no changes)
  • Obesity in pregnancy
  • Perineal care
  • Post partum haemorrhage
  • Prelabour rupture of membranes
  • Preterm labour
  • Stillbirth
  • Thromboembolic disease
  • Trauma & pregnancy
  • VBAC - vaginal birth after caesarean

Ophthalmology

New:

  • Retinal detachment

Amended:

  • Chemical injuries
  • Foreign bodies

Surgery

Amended:

  • Breast - new symptom
  • Melanoma

No Changes

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