APPROVAL OF WRITTEN GUIDELINES BY SOMANZ

There are two proposed methods of guideline development processes as detailed below:-

  • Guidelines written on behalf of SOMANZ
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  • Guidelines written by other societies and requesting SOMANZ endorsement
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SOMANZ ENDORSED Guidelines

The following Guidelines / Position Statements have been written and/or endorsed by the Council of SOMANZ:-

 

 

SOMANZ Guidelines for the Investigation and Management Sepsis in Pregnancy 2017

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajo.12646/pdf

 

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 here shortly.  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 will add this to the web shortly.

We hope this will help reduce maternal mortality and morbidity for women presenting with sepsis in Australia and New Zealand.

 

Teaching Slides

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.

 

 

Guidelines for the Management of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy 2014 (Updated June 2015)
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Teaching Slides

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.

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 guidelines@blood.gov.au.

 

 

Recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary in pregnancy and the postpartnum period 2012
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2011.01361.x/full

Recommendations for the prevention of pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism 2012
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1479-828X.2011.01357.x/full

 

The Australian guideline for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease (2nd edition) 2012
http://www.rhdaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/guideline_0.pdf

 

articles of interest

The following links of articles of interest are provided for the information of our members. They have not been endorsed by the Council of SOMANZ and represent the opinions of the authors only:-