New resources for urgent paediatric care in NSW

NSW Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, has launched a range of clinical resources aimed at enhancing the recognition and management of sick infants and children in urgent or deteriorating situations. She said the tools will further enhance the skills and knowledge for clinical staff in handling young patients who present as an emergency or with deteriorating conditions. The new clinical resources are:

* The NSW Rural Paediatric Emergency Clinical Guidelines : a document to help outline procedures to ensure the early management of children who present to Emergency Departments where Medical Officers are not immediately available.

* The Recognition of the Sick Baby or Child in the Emergency Department : guidelines to assist clinicians in early and rapid recognition of imminent risk in our young and very vulnerable patients.

* The first chapter of the DETECT Junior manual : an online paediatric version of the DETECT program to enhance the recognition and management of clinically deteriorating infants and children. (Program currently in development)

Media release

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