In this section
Nursing guidelines, previously known as Hospital Guidelines, are written [mostly] by RCH nurses for RCH nurses. The content however may be applicable to other healthcare providers/students. These guidelines are written to act as a guide, based on current best evidence, to reduce variation in practice and to promote the best
care of the patients and their families. These guidelines are written with a new starter or student nurse in mind but are intended for all nurses at RCH. Please read our
Nursing guidelines are approved by the
Nursing Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC), which is chaired by the
Nursing Research team. Members of this committee meet monthly and are from many areas of the RCH. The goal of the committee is to involve nurses from all areas of the hospital to ensure the guidelines are relevant for all practice settings, irrespective of
where the child is being cared for. If you are interested in joining the NCEC contact Nursing Research. Please read our Terms of Reference (RCH access only).
In brief, Nursing Clinical Guidelines, are:
At RCH we are very fortunate to have many resources. Other resources managed by other entities include:
CPGs are guidelines intended for all clinicians, many endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (PIC) between Clinical Excellence Queensland, the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation, Safer Care Victoria and The RCH.
Note: Nursing guidelines are housed with the CPGs in the CPG index but are coordinated separately.