There are two proposed methods of guideline development processes as detailed below:-
The following Guidelines, Position Statements, and Consensus Statements have been written for, or in consultation with SOMANZ, and endorsed by the SOMANZ Council.
Please CLICK HERE to view the full consensus statement. An executive summary of this statement has also been published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ANZJOG). (12 August 2023). Use this LINK to view the executive summary now.
Please CLICK HERE to view the full position statement.
In 2017 SOMANZ published a multi-disciplinary guideline for the management of sepsis in pregnancy and the post-partum period. We took the broadest definition of sepsis, including the investigation of viral and non-infectious sepsis. We have included three short easy diagnostic criteria for the triage of the acute patient: Respiratory rate, Systolic Blood Pressure and Alert/non-alert which trigger a management pathway.
A briefer version of the guideline was published in ANZJOG and the full guideline is available to download here. By popular demand we have attached a check-list tick sheet, to make it easy for all those of you presented with a septic patient at 2 am. We hope this will help reduce maternal mortality and morbidity for women presenting with sepsis in Australia and New Zealand.
SOMANZ have also produced the following teaching slides to support the implementation of these guidelines. Please feel free to download and use these slides with due acknowledgement of the source. Click here to view or download the Powerpoint slides.
Please note that these guidelines are currently undergoing review.
SOMANZ have also produced the following teaching slides to support the implementation of these guidelines. Please feel free to download and use these slides with due acknowledgement of the source. Click Here to view or download the Powerpoint slides.
Please note that the public consultation period has finished and no further feedback will be accepted.
Submissions have now CLOSED.
The guideline for the management of hypertension in pregnancy is currently under review. Public consultation closed on Friday 11 August 2023.
SOMANZ Guidelines for the Investigation and Management Sepsis in Pregnancy (2017) – currently under review.
SOMANZ Guideline for Management of Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (2019) – currently under review.
Patient Blood Management Guidelines
The Patient Blood Management Guidelines progress update is now available on the National Blood Authority website http://www.blood.gov.au/pbm- guidelines-updates. A pdf version of the update is also attached for your convenience. This information is provided to keep our members informed of progress and to encourage wider clinical input into the review, update and development of the guidelines. Any questions about these updates should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary in pregnancy and the postpartnum period 2012
Recommendations for the prevention of pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism 2012
The Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (3.2 edition) March 2022