Clinical Practice Guidelines – SA Health
Clinical Practice Guidelines assist health care providers in the appropriate management of their patients.
Clinical practice guidelines are evidence-based statements that include recommendations intended to optimise patient care and assist health care practitioners to make decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. Clinical practice guidelines should assist clinicians and patients in shared decision making.
(This definition is based on the definition developed by the Institute of Medicine in 2011 and used by the National Guideline Clearinghouse from June 2014 onwards).
The SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines are updated and new guidelines added regularly – they can be accessed via the SA Health website.
- Antimicrobial guidelines
- Cancer, haematology and oncology guidelines
- Clozapine guidelines
- Drugs of dependence guidelines
- Medication safety guidelines
- Medicines – South Australian Medicines Formulary
- Notifiable disease reporting
- Neonatal medication guidelines
- Paediatric clinical practice guidelines
- Perinatal practice guidelines
A web page that provides easy access to the Perinatal Practice Guidelines, Neonatal Medication Guidelines and Paediatric Clinical Guidelines can be accessed via the following link:
- SA Health – Clinical Resources
- South Australian Department for Education – Health care plans for individual care
- National Asthma Council Australia – Asthma action plan library
- Asthma Australia – Asthma care plan for education and care services (PDF – 78kb)
- Asthma Australia – Training courses
- Diabetes Australia – For young people
- Do you know the warning signs of Type 1 Diabetes in Children? (Children's Health Queensland video)
- Update for health professionals on Type 1 diabetes in children (Diabetes UK video)
Quality use of medicines
- Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy – Drug (medication) allergy
- Prescribing antibiotics to a consumer with a penicillin allergy
Pharmacy Department, Women's and Children's Hospital, reviewed December 2015
Endorsed: South Australian Expert Group on Antimicrobial Resistance,
Immunology Departments - RAH, WCH & SA Pathology
- SA Health – Neonatal Medication Guidelines
Other clinical resources
- ASDetect – Early Autism Detection app (free) – a tool for assessment of social attention and communication behaviours of children younger than 2½ years
- Australian Government Department of Home Affairs – Free Interpreting Service eligibility checker?
- Australian Government: Cancer Australia – Children's Cancer