Clinical guidelines information
Clinical Guidelines are developed to optimise the delivery of clinical care to our patients.
How Clinical Guideines are created
Clinical Guidelines are developed through a standardised pathway to ensure the best available evidence and the expertise of the most relevant child health specialists within Children's Health Ireland (CHI) is captured.
They are designed to acquaint the reader rapidly with the clinical problem and provide practical advice regarding assessment and management. The recommendations contained in these guidelines do not indicate an exclusive course of action, or serve as a standard of medical care. Variations, taking individual circumstances into account, may be appropriate.
Children's Health Ireland (CHI) provides these clinical guidelines for informational purposes only and for use only by qualified health care professionals as a tool to assist clinical decision making.
CHI makes no representation, express or implied, with regard to the accuracy of the information contained in these publications, or its suitability for any purpose, and all implied warranties are expressly excluded.
While every effort has been made to ensure the appropriateness of the advice provided and the accuracy of the accompanying medicine doses, CHI does not accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions in these clinical guidelines or that may be made by users of these guidelines.
Furthermore, CHI disclaims any liability for any injury, loss or damage arising from or related to the use of these guidelines by any person, as the responsibility for directing clinical management rests with the treating physician and responsibility for prescribing any medicine or treatment and final checking rests solely with the prescriber.
The user must check doses and schedules with the manufacturer's recommendations (Summary of Product Characteristics) or with CHI Pharmacy Department.