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Recent updates

September 2021

  • Published: Perinatal substance use: maternal guideline, supplement, education presentation, consumer information and knowledge assessment (full review)
  • Published: Perinatal substance use: neonatal guideline, supplement, education presentation, consumer information and knowledge assessment (full review)
  • Published: COVID-19 vaccination education presentation (new)
  • Published: Partial update - Maternity care for mothers and babies during COVID-19 pandemic guideline
  • Published: Antenatal corticosteroids guideline, supplement, education presentation, consumer information and knowledge assessment (new)
  • Published: Obesity and pregnancy (including post bariatric surgery) guideline, supplement, education presentation, consumer information and knowledge assessment (full review)

August 2021

  • Published scope for review of Shared care: operational framework
  • Republished: All consumer information (excluding those under review) to include QR code
  • Republished: NeoMedQ (neonatal monographs);updates to aciclovir, amoxicillin, ampicillin, benzylpenicillin, cefepime, cefazolin, cefotaxime, ceftriaxone, flucloxacillin gentamicin, sodium chloride 23.4%,
  • Published NeoMedQ (neonatal monograph) phenobarbital

July 2021

  • Published: Gestational diabetes mellitus amendment
  • Published: Syphilis in pregnancy amendments
  • Published: Primary postpartum haemorrhage amendment
  • Published: NeoMedQ (neonatal monographs) amlodipine, ceftriaxone, dexamethasone, levetiracetam, sodium chloride 23.4%, topiramate

June 2021

  • Published: Hypoglycaemia- newborn amendments

May 2021

  • Published Scope for Self-management of diabetes for hospitalised inpatients
  • Published Scope for Establishing breastfeeding
  • Published: NeoMedQ (neonatal monographs) sucrose, hepatitis B vaccine, hepatitis B immunoglobulin, phytomenadione
  • Published Nomograms (6) for neonatal jaundice, phototherapy and exchange transfusion by gestation and birth weight

April 2021

  • Published: Scope for Routine newborn assessment
  • Published: Scope for Perinatal substance use (maternal and neonatal)
  • Published: Scope for Rheumatic heart disease and pregnancy

March 2021

  • Published: Maternity care for mothers and babies during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Published: Hypoglycaemia- newborn amendments

February 2021

  • Published: Gestational diabetes mellitus guideline, supplement, education presentation and knowledge assessment (following peer review)
  • Published: Retinopathy of prematurity consensus statement
  • Published: Hypertension and pregnancy guideline, supplement, flowcharts, consumer information, education presentation, knowledge assessment
  • Published: NeoMedQ (neonatal monographs) fentanyl, alprostadil, dantrolene, insulin, glucose and insulin infusion, enoxaparin, ERYthromycin

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

Peer Review: Routine newborn assessment

Peer Review: Establishing breastfeeding

New: Safe sleeping - in collaboration with Queensland Paediatric Quality Council

New (shortGuide): Antenatal corticosteroids

  • Stage: Published

Review: Obesity and pregnancy

  • Stage: Published

Peer Review: Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy

Full Review: Perinatal substance use (maternity and neonatal)

  • Stage: Endorsed

New: Rheumatic heart disease and pregnancy

New: (shortGuide x 2): Management of inpatient diabetes - in collaboration with Queensland Diabetes Clinical Network

Review: Neonatal resuscitation

  • Stage: Consultation

Review: Small for gestational age

  • Stage: Draft

Review: Shared care operational framework

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

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Last updated: 24 September 2021