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There are two groups at the RCH involved in the development of Guidelines: Nursing Clinical Guidelines and Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs). Nursing Clinical guidelines are overseen by the Nursing Clinical Effectiveness Committee which 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:
In addition to the guidelines, there are also polices and procedures (https://www.rch.org.au/policy/).
The table below summarises the characteristics and scope of RCH based Policies, Procedures, Nursing Clinical Guidelines and Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Nursing Clinical Guidelines, previously known as Hospital Guidelines, are most frequently used to support and guide Nursing practice at RCH.
All Nursing Clinical Guidelines: