Nursing guideline disclaimer

  • The nursing clinical guidelines presented on this site were developed by clinicians primarily for use by clinicians working in The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), Melbourne.

    They detail ongoing management of many common conditions within the RCH and are intended as a guide only, and not as a replacement for clinical expertise.

    The authors have made considerable efforts to ensure the information contained in these guidelines is accurate, evidence based and up to date at the time of publication. In the absence of current evidence where possible a consensus between relevant RCH stakeholders has been obtained.  However, the guidelines do not necessarily represent the views of all the clinicians in the RCH.

    The recommendations contained in these guidelines do not indicate an exclusive course of action, or serve as a standard of treatment for ongoing management of patients. Variation from these guidelines, taking individual circumstances into account, may be appropriate.

    Users of these guidelines are strongly recommended to confirm that the information contained within them is correct by way of independent sources and appropriate in the circumstances for the patient in question. The RCH accepts no liability, however arising, for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, and makes no representations as to the success of any treatment regimen detailed in the guidelines.