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Current work

Recent updates

December 2020

  • Published: NeoMedQ (neonatal monograph) update to glucagon, and benzyl penicillin
  • Published: Syphilis in pregnancy amendment
  • Published: HIE scope
  • Published: VBAC consumer information, knowledge assessment and education presentation

October 2020

  • Published: NeoMedQ (neonatal monographs) cefazolin, neostigmine, vecuronium
  • Published: Obesity and pregnancy (including post bariatric surgery) scope
  • Published: Neonatal resuscitation equipment checklist

September 2020

  • Published: Maternity care for mothers and babies during COVID-19 pandemic (reviewed)
  • Published: VBAC (full review)
  • Published: Perinatal care of the extremely preterm baby (peer review)
  • Published: Fetal movements amendment
  • Published: PPH amendment
  • Published: Instrumental vaginal birth amendment
  • Published: Perineal care amendment
  • Published: NeoMedQ Furosemide (frusemide)

August 2020

  • Published: Termination of pregnancy amendment

July 2020

  • Published: CPAP Clinical Learning Resources (CLR, education presentation, response booklet, list of readings)
  • Published neonatal monographs: albumin, paracetamol, ibuprofen, cefepime,

June 2020

  • Published: Preterm labour and birth (guideline, supplement, clinician education)

May 2020

  • Published: Respiratory distress and CPAP (guideline, supplement, clinician education)
  • NeoMedQ: Neonatal medicines - Added monographs survanta, curosurf, infloran

April 2020

  • Published: Maternity care for mother's and babies during COVID-19 pandemic (previously titled Perinatal care if suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in pregnancy)
  • Update: Early onset Group B Streptococcal disease

March 2020

  • Published: Perinatal care if suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in pregnancy (guideline, supplement, operational framework and consumer information)
  • Update: Gestational diabetes mellitus for screening during COVID-19 pandemic (FAQ and Screening and diagnosis flowchart)

February 2020

  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in pregnancy and the puerperium (full review of guideline, supplement, clinician education and consumer information)

February 2020

  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (scope published)
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus (scope published)
  • Perinatal care at extremely low gestation (previously Perinatal care at the threshold of viability) (scope published)
  • NeoMedQ: Neonatal medicines - Added monographs ferrous sulphate, epoetin alfa, morphine sulfate, morphine hydrochloride, midazolam

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

  • Newborn hypoglycaemia - Updated guideline, supplement, education, and flowcharts following full review of evidence
  • NeoMedQ: Neonatal Medicines- Added monographs about Diazoxide, Glucagon, Glucose gel, HydrOCHLOROTHIAZIDE, Hydrocortisone, and Octreotide.
  • Neonatal Medicines - New guideline, supplement, and clinician education
  • Trauma in pregnancy - Updated guideline, supplement, education and parent information following review of evidence.

June 2019

Guidelines in development

New (shortGuide x 4): Safe sleeping - in collaboration with Queensland Paediatric Quality Council

  • Stage: Draft

New (shortGuide): Antenatal corticosteroids

Review: Obesity in pregnancy

Full Review: Hypertension and pregnancy

Peer Review: Gestational diabetes mellitus

Peer Review: Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

Stages of guideline development:

  • Draft: First draft being developed with Clinical Lead
  • Consultation: Out for consultation with the Working Party and/or statewide clinicians and consumers
  • Endorsement: Progressing through the endorsement process

More about clinical guideline development

Last updated: 14 January 2021