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

RCH CPG App: new version launching Monday 14 Aug, 2023

We’re delighted to announce a new version of the RCH Clinical Practice Guidelines App is launching on Monday. The update will ask for your one-time registration details, so that we can best tailor the app and our communications for you. What’s new? New feature that lets you provide feedback on individual Clinical Practice Guidelines Improved … 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: Vulval ulcers 

The Vulval ulcers CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). The CPG now includes a detailed table with the clinical features for differential diagnoses of vulval ulcers.   CPG key points  Most vulval ulcers in children are aphthous or secondary to a systemic infection, … Continued

New CPG: Vulval and vaginal conditions 

The Vulval and vaginal conditions CPG is a new CPG developed by the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). Covering a range of conditions which cause vulval and vaginal pain and bleeding, including vulvodynia, this new CPG supersedes the previous Prepubescent gynaecology CPG.  CPG key points   Vulvovaginitis is common and … Continued

Updated CPG: Sexually transmitted infections 

The Sexually transmitted infections CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022). This updated CPG now includes genital warts and herpes infection as well as other common sexually transmitted infections affecting young people.    CPG key points   Many STIs are asymptomatic, but can cause serious … Continued

Updated CPG: Cyanotic episodes in congenital heart disease 

The Cyanotic episodes in congenital heart disease CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG Committee and endorsed by the Paediatric Improvement Collaborative (December 2022).   CPG key points  Most cyanotic episodes in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are self-limiting  The child should be comforted by the parent, clinicians should use a minimal handling … Continued