Thank you for 2023 from the CPG team

2023 has been a fantastic year for our guidelines, with 21 CPGs reviewed and updated as well as the development of 12 brand new CPGs, totalling 33 CPGs published and PIC-endorsed this year. We had 20 committee meetings followed by our inaugural December discussion forum, and countless emails to the committee, authors, supervisors and reviewers.  … Continued

CPGs published and PIC-endorsed in 2023

Here is a list of the new and updated CPGs published and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative during the year: New CPGs published and PIC-endorsed in 2023 Hypophosphataemia​ Hyperphosphataemia​ Animal bites Chronic abdominal pain​ Hirschsprung associated enterocolitis (HAEC)  Preschool Asthma (1-5 years)​ Asthma in primary school aged children (6-11 years)​ Micronutrient deficiency​ Basic paediatric … Continued

Investigating clinician views and experiences of paediatric clinical practice guidelines: Survey extended

Clinicians are invited to take part in a national study investigating views and experiences of paediatric clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). The study is being conducted by researchers at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, Sydney. To participate, you are invited to complete a short survey which will take 10-15 mins to complete: https://redcap.link/PIC2 … Continued

New and updated Asthma Clinical Practice Guidelines

New CPG: Preschool asthma (1-5 years) New CPG: Asthma in primary school-aged children (6-11 years) Updated CPG: Acute Asthma Note change in title to CPG: Asthma in adolescents (12 years and over) previously Asthma preventer treatment in adolescents (12 years and over) This suite of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) has been developed/updated by the CPG … Continued

CPG: Non-IgE mediated food allergy

The Non-IgE mediated food allergy CPG is a new CPG developed in conjunction with Allergy specialists, together with the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). This CPG provides a comprehensive overview of the approach to diagnosis and management of non-IgE-mediated food allergies in children, including Food Protein-Induced Allergic Proctocolitis and … Continued

Updated CPG: Altered conscious state  

The Altered conscious state CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). This CPG replaces the previous Coma CPG and it covers the continuum of altered conscious state, from disorientation and confusion to coma.   CPG key points   The aim of immediate management is to … Continued

Updated CPG: Acute red eye  

The Acute red eye CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). It has been updated to include a comprehensive condition specific management table with images to aid in assessment.   CPG key points  Conjunctivitis is the most common cause of acute red eyes  Adequate … Continued

Updated CPG: Acute eye injury  

The Acute eye injury CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). This CPG provides more detail on examination and providing adequate analgesia to aid examination, condition specific management such as management on corneal abrasions and foreign bodies and has an updated acute eye … Continued

Updated CPG: Penetrating eye injury 

The Penetrating eye injury CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). This CPG now includes signs suggestive of a globe perforation and images of penetrating eye injuries for reference.   CPG key points   An open globe, or penetrating eye injury is a serious threat … Continued

New CPG: Neonatal intravenous fluids

The Neonatal intravenous fluids CPG is a new CPG developed by the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). The CPG provides guidance on the prescription of intravenous fluids for neonates above 32 weeks and outside of a neonatal intensive care setting. It covers which fluids to use for resuscitation and … Continued