Affirmed Guidelines

Affirmed guidelines partially meet the RCPCH Standards for Endorsement.

 

Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists: Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain

This guideline includes advice on the assessment and management of pain in children aged 0-18 years undergoing surgery or painful procedures in hospital settings. It is particularly relevant to qualified health professionals who are involved in the management of acute pain in children. Recommendations were formulated using the evidence that supported them. Good practice points were based upon clinical experience and opinion of the GDG.

The guideline includes an algorithm for guideline implementation, examples of audit outcomes and implementation advice.

Full Guideline (PDF 1.67MB)
Technical Report (PDF 2.92MB)

Date of Publication: 2008
Summary Posted: June 2009

 

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British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition: The Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

This guideline covers good practice in the investigation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in children and management of Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative colitis and Indeterminate colitis. It makes recommendations for associated aspects of IBD, including nutrition, growth and pain management as well as recommendations on service delivery. Sources of information for parents and carers are presented. The guideline does not cover second line treatment, duration of treatment or advice regarding tapering of Azothioprine.

The guideline includes recommendations on service delivery and sources of information for parents and carers.

Date of Publication: October 2008
Date Affirmed: June 2009

Full Guideline (PDF 569 KB)

RCPCH comments:

The RCPCH welcomes the publication of this guideline but asks Members to note the following:

  • The guideline has not been externally peer reviewed by the College prior to publication and thus the College standard that the guideline adequately addresses comments made during consultation could not be assessed.

 

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Health Protection Agency/Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - Guidelines for Management of Children with Infections Attending Schools and Day Care Facilities

This guidance covers the inclusion and exclusion of children in day care settings, nurseries and schools in order to minimise the risk to other children and reduce the disease transmission, for 36 infectious diseases. It is based upon available evidence and expert consensus. The guidance is accompanied by professional fact sheets and public fact sheets.

Date of Publication: August 2009
Date affirmed: July 2009

Full Guidance (PDF 173 KB)

RCPCH Comments:

The RCPCH welcomes the publication of this guideline but asks Members to note the following:

  • The guideline has not been externally peer reviewed by RCPCH Members prior to publication and thus the College standard that the guideline adequately addresses comments made during consultation could not be assessed.

 

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NICE: Antisocial Personality Disorders

This guideline covers the treatment and management of antisocial personality disorders in adults and preventative interventions in children and adolescents at significant risk of developing Antisocial Personality Disorders.

The guideline is accompanied by a costing report and costing template, slide set, audit support and a quick reference guide.

Date of publication: January 2009
Date affirmed: September 2009

Full guideline (PDF 1.8MB)
NICE guideline (PDF 274KB)

RCPCH Comments:

The RCPCH welcomes the publication of this guideline but asks Members to note the following:

  • The guideline presents recommendations relating to children, particularly as the focus of preventative recommendations, however the guideline group did not include a paediatric representative.

 

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NICE: Surgical Site Infection

This guideline covers the prevention and treatment of surgical site infection in adults and children undergoing surgical incisions through the skin, including minimal invasive surgery.

The guideline is accompanied by a costing report, slide set, quick reference guide, parent/carer version and audit support and includes audit criteria.

Date of publication: October 2008
Date affirmed: September 2009

Full guideline (PDF 5.9 MB)
NICE guideline (PDF 213 KB)

RCPCH Comments:

The RCPCH welcomes the publication of this guideline but asks Members to note the following:

  • The guideline presents recommendations relating to the prevention and treatment of surgical site infection, however the Guideline Development Group did not include paediatric representation.

 

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Royal College Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Management of HIV in Pregnancy

This guideline covers the management of HIV in pregnant women in the UK. It contains recommendations on antenatal HIV screening, interventions to prevent disease progression and prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antenatal care of women with HIV and antenatal complications, as well as management of delivery, postpartum care, pre-pregnancy management and care of the neonate.

The guideline is accompanied by an executive summary and patient information.

Date of publication: June 2010
Date affirmed: October 2010

Full Guideline (PDF 371 KB)

 

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