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Current work

Recent updates

May 2022

  • Published: Early pregnancy loss - scope
  • Published: Induction of labour - scope
  • Published: Neonatal resuscitation - scope
  • Published: RhD negative women and pregnancy - scope
  • Published: Gestational diabetes mellitus: guideline, supplement, flowchart - amendment
  • Review date extended for Early pregnancy loss, Neonatal seizures, Induction of labour

April 2022

  • Published: Nomograms V2 update to statewide forms
  • Published: Maternity care for mothers and babies during COVID-19 pandemic guideline and supplement - update
  • Published: Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes shortGuide, supplement and education - amendment
  • Published: NeoMedQ (neonatal monograph) vitamin D - amendment

March 2022

  • Published: Hypoglycaemia - newborn guideline amendment
  • Published: Term small for gestational age newborn baby guideline, supplement, education and knowledge assessment (full review)
  • Published: Maternity care for women and babies during COVID-19 pandemic guideline and supplement amendments
  • Published: Termination of pregnancy guideline, supplement, and education amendments
  • Published: Rheumatic heart disease and pregnancy shortGUIDE, supplement, education and knowledge assessment (new)
  • Published: NeoMedQ (neonatal monographs) adrenaline (epinephrine), metronidazole, micafungin, omnipaque (new)

February 2022

  • Published: Maternity care for women and babies during COVID-19 pandemic guideline update
  • Published: Early onset Group B streptococcal disease - scope

January 2022

  • Published: Maternity care for women and babies during COVID-19 pandemic guideline, supplement, education and consumer information amendments
  • Published: NeoMedQ (neonatal monographs) pentavite, vitalipid, vitamin E, vitamin D, prednisolone (new)
  • Published: QCG consumer representative role (peer review)

December 2021

  • Published: COVID-19 and pregnancy consumer information (updated)
  • Published: Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy guideline, supplement, education presentation, consumer information and knowledge assessment (peer review)
  • Published: Maternity shared care operational framework (full review)

November 2021

  • Published: Newborn assessment (routine) guideline, supplement, education presentation, consumer information and knowledge assessment (full review)
  • Published: Establishing breastfeeding guideline, supplement, education presentation, consumer information and knowledge assessment (full review)
  • Published: Maternity care for mothers and babies during COVID-19 pandemic (V7) guideline and supplement
  • Published: Scope for SGA review
  • Published: NeoMedQ adenosine
  • Published: NeoMedQ noradrenaline (norepinephrine)

October 2021

  • Published: Respiratory distress and CPAP amendment

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

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

New: RhD negative women in pregnancy

New: (shortGuide): Inpatient steroid induced hyperglycaemia - in collaboration with Queensland Diabetes Clinical Network

Review: Neonatal resuscitation

  • Stage: Draft - review date extended until Dec 2022
  • Scope

Review: Small for gestational age

  • Stage: Published March 2022

Review: Induction of labour

  • Stage: Draft - review date extended until March 2023
  • Scope

Peer Review: Early onset Group B streptococcal disease

Review: Early pregnancy loss

  • Stage: Draft - review date extended until  May 2023
  • Scope

Review: Normal birth

  • Stage: Draft

Review: Neonatal seizures

  • Stage: Draft - review date extended until May 2023

Review: Standard care

  • Stage: Draft

Review: Analgesia in labour

  • Stage: Draft

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: 16 May 2022