SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines

The SA Health Clinical Practice Guidelines assist health care providers in the appropriate management of their patients.

Clinical practice guidelines are evidence based statements that include recommendations intended to optimise patient care and assist health care practitioners to make decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. Clinical practice guidelines should assist clinicians and patients in shared decision making.

(This definition is based on the definition developed by the Institute of Medicine in 2011 and used by the National Guideline Clearing house from June 2014 onwards).

SA Health Clinical Guidelines are updated and new guidelines added regularly and can be accessed via the SA Health website:

Web based access to the Practice Guidelines

SA Health has available a web-based app where clinicians and the consumers can access clinical practice guidelines related to perinatal, neonatal medication administration and child health.

This website replaces the previous Apple app Practices Guideline Reader which was decommissioned in November 2017 and is no longer available. The replacement web-based app has improved upload processes, better search functionality and increased accessibility via any ‘smart’ device regardless of their operating environment.

For instruction sheets detailing how to access the web-based app and create a shortcut on a mobile device or PC, including instructions on how to delete the outdated Apple app from mobile devices, contact (08) 8161 9459 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

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