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There are two groups at the RCH involved in the development of Guidelines. The Clinical Effectiveness Committee was established by Nursing Services to support the development and revision of evidence based guidelines supporting nursing practice across the RCH campus. Whilst both groups work collaboratively each group has a different development process. The Clinical Practice Guideline group generally produce guidelines for the emergency and/or acute management of paediatric patients. The steps for guideline development for each group are outlined as per the following links:
There are currently 20 RCH policies. The table below summarises the characteristics and scope of RCH based Policies, Procedures, Hospital Clinical Guidelines and Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Clinical Guidelines (Nursing) are most frequently used to support and guide Nursing practice at RCH. All Hospital Clinical Guidelines produced by RCH relate to at least one of the 20 RCH policies. All Clinical Guidelines relating to Nursing practice: