There are two proposed methods of guideline development processes as detailed below:-
The following Guidelines / Position Statements have been written and/or endorsed by the Council of SOMANZ:
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.
The guideline for the management of hypertension in pregnancy is 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 (3rd edition) 2020