A to Z guide to guidelines and algorithms

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Welcome to the new FOAM4GP A – Z guide to guidelines and algorithms!

Aim: To provide quick easy access to the highest yield, best Australian General Practice guidelines and algorithms online

I will be adding a bookmark to this on my clinic computer so I can check up the latest guideline on topics as they arise. Feel free to do the same! Cheers, Doc Rob. (Last updated 17/02/2016)

Allergy & Immunology / Cardiology / Dermatology / Drugs and Alcohol / Ear, Nose, and Throat / Endocrinology / Emergency & Critical Care / Gastroenterology /

Geriatrics / Gynaecology / Haematology / Infectious Diseases / Mens Health / Musculoskeletal & Sports Medicine / Neurology / Nephrology / Occupational Medicine / Oncology / Opthalmology /

Orthopaedics / Paediatrics / Palliative Care / Psychiatry & Psychology / Respiratory / Sexual Health / Surgery / Travel Medicine / Urology / Vascular / Womens Health

(Small tip: If you press CTRL + F (PC) or COMMAND + F (Mac) at the same time, you will get a search box. You can then type in what algorithm you would like to find.)

Allergy and Immunology

Allergy (testing) – Guidelines from ASCIA – Link

Anaesthesia, Trauma, and Critical Care Course Manual 2014 – Link

Anaphylaxis (acute management) – algorithm RCH – Link

Anaphylaxis (chronic management) – guidelines WA health – Link

Anaphylaxis (Action plans) – ASCIA charts/tables – Link

Chickenpox contact – RCH guidelines following exposure – Link

Cows milk protein allergy – BMJ – Link

Immunisation Handbook 2013 – Guidelines (long) – Link

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Cardiology

Acute coronary syndrome – NHMRC ACS guidelines 2011 algorithm – Link

Acute coronary syndrome – Treatment and challenges post event – MJA 2014 – Link

Anticoagulation – Great guidelines on starting from NPS – Link

Cardiovascular disease – Cardiovascular risk calculator (Australian Heart Foundation) – Link

Congestive Heart Failure (Main guidelines)- National heart foundation guidelines 2011 – Link  (Pg 14/15/30-34/49)

Congestive Heart Failure (Fluid overload management) – NHF guidelines 2011 quick page – Link

ECG Teacher – Link

Hypertension – National Heart Foundation 2011 algorithm – Link

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Dermatology

Allopecia Areata – British dermatology guidelines – Link

Basal Cell Carcinoma – Clinical guidelines summary 2007 Cancer Council – Link

Burns – VIC burns guidelines website – Link – SA Gov first aid algorithms (very good) – Link – RCH burns guidelines – Link

Eczema – ASCIA action plans for patients – Link

Melanoma – management guidelines – Cancer Council 2008 – Link

Psoriasis online management guide – NHS 2004 – Link

Squamous Cell Carcinoma – Clinical guidelines summary 2007 Cancer Council – Link

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Drugs and Alcohol

Sleeping (Tablet addiction reduction) – NPS table and guide to weaning sleeping tablets – Link

Smoking cessation – GP algorithm for management – Link

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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Acute Otitis Media (ATSI population) – Health.gov algorithm – Link, Diagrams – Link

Otitis Externa – AFP article 2007 with algorithm page 30 – Link

Persistent otitis media (ATSI) – ATSI national guidelines algorithm – Link

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Endocrinology

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (Paediatric) – eTG online algorithm free to access – Link

Thyroid Nodule – AAFP 2003 Figure 2 and 3 – Link

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Emergency & Critical Care

Abdominal pain in children – NSW health algorithm – Link

Abdominal trauma (blunt) – Royal Melbourne Hospital – Last page – Link

Acute coronary syndrome – NHMRC ACS guidelines 2011 algorithm – Link

Acute renal failure imaging guidelines from WA imaging – Link

Advanced paediatric life support – Algorithms from APLS – Link

Anaphylaxis (acute management) – algorithm RCH – Link

Anaphylaxis (chronic management) – guidelines WA health – Link

Anaphylaxis (Action plans) – ASCIA charts/tables – Link

Asthma (Acute management) – NSW Health algorithm – Link

Cervical spinal trauma – WA Imaging pathway – Link – Canadian C-Spine rule – Link

CPR – Resuscitation council algorithm (last page) – Link

CPR Neonatal – See Neonatal Resuscitation

DVT – Wells criteria and calculator for DVT risk stratification – Link

Emergency (Drug doses) – Table from NPS with dosages from Dr’s bag – Link

Eye emergency – Manual and guidelines – Link

Head injury – Health NSW 2011 (page 7 & 8) – Link – NSW Agency for clinical innovation guideline – Link

Hypoglycaemia management algorithm – Canadian guideline but very good – Link

Migraine management – NICS 2006 – Link

Neonatal Resuscitation – SA health algorithm – Link

Paediatric Lower abdominal pain – RCH – Link

Paediatric fever – NSW Health algorithm 2010 – page 6 – Link

Pain (Acute) – NHMRC Emergency department guidelines – Link

Paracetamol overdose MJA guideline (figure 3) – Link – Nomogram – Link

Seizure (paediatric) – NSW Health paediatric seizure managment algorithm – Link

Snake bite flowchart page 9 & 10 (snakes may be specific to SA) – SA Health – Link

Spider bite – Redback – Page 15 algorithm – SA Health – Link

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Gastroenterology

Coeliac Disease – Algorithm Coeliac Australia – Link  – GESA guidelines for diagnosis – Link

Colorectal Cancer screening – Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) 2011 – Page 16 of pdf – Link

Fatty liver disease (NAFLD) GESA algorithm 2007 page 7 – Link

Gastro esophageal reflux disease – Infants – AFP article 2007 page 4 – Link

Giardiasis – Vic health – Link

Hepatitis B Chronic management – GESA 2010 – Link

Inflammatory bowel disease guidelines GESA 2013 – Link

Paracetamol overdose MJA guideline (figure 3) – Link – Nomogram – Link

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Geriatrics

Pressure Ulcer international guidelines – Link

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Gynaecology

Implanon patient hand out – FPNSW – Link

Menorrhagia (Abnormal vaginal bleeding) algorithm – How to Treat algorithm page 3- Link

Mirena Patient hand out – FPNSW – Link

Pap smear management flow chart (National Cervical Cancer Screening guideline) – Link

Polycystic ovarian syndrome algorithms – Jean Hailes website – PCOS guidelines 2011 pages 15-25 – Link

Postmenopausal bleeding – RANZCOG algorithm 2011 – Link –  WA imaging algorithm – Link

Quick start contraception – FPNSW 2014 – Link

Vaginal bleeding (abnormal) – RANZCOG algorithm 2011 – Link

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Haematology

DVT – Wells criteria and calculator for DVT risk stratification – Link

Iron deficiency – MJA 2013 algorithm (box 2) – Link

Iron studies interpretation – Melbourne Haematology – Link

Warfarin reversal guidelines – MJA – Link

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Infectious Diseases

Antibiotics (paediatric) – NSW Health table – Link

Chickenpox contact – RCH guidelines following exposure – Link

Ebola (confirmed and suspected) – Guideline and algorithm 2014 Vic Health – Appendix 4 – Link

Giardiasis – Vic Health – Link

Hepatitis B Chronic management – GESA 2010 – Link

Measles – Q Health – Link – Contact tracing guidelines SA Health – Link

Meningitis (suspected) – QLD health ED management algorithm – Link

Pertussis – Q health guideline – Link

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Mens Health

International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) – Link

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Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine

Back Pain management – Australian Prescriber 2011 – Link

Cervical spinal trauma – WA Imaging pathway – Link – Canadian C-Spine rule – Link

Chronic Back pain analgesia management – Great chronic pain guidelines – Link

Osteoarthritis – RACGP guidelines on treatment – Link

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Nephrology

Acute renal failure imaging guidelines from WA imaging – Link

Chronic kidney disease – Kidney Health Australia – Multiple algorithms on this page – Link

Haematuria (Macroscopic) flow chart – AFP article 2013 – Link

Haematuria (Microscopic) flow chart – AFP article 2007 pg 30 – Link

Hyponatremia guidleline – Life in the FastLane – Link

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Neurology

Stroke – Quick summary of guideline recommendations – Stroke foundation (2010) fact sheetLink

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Obstetrics

Pregnancy – Decreased fetal movements ANZSA (last page algorithm) – Link

Pregnancy (Hypertensive disorders/pre-eclampsia) – QLD health guidelines for hypertensive illness in pregnancy – Link

Pregnancy – Early bleeding – Imaging algorithm WA imaging pathways – Link

Pregnancy – Food safety guidelines – NSW Gov – Link

Pregnancy – Gestation diabetes – RANZCOG guideline / current consensus guideline – Link

Pregnancy – Morning sickness support – patient handout – WA gov – Link

Pregnancy – Prenatal screening RANZCOG guideline – Link

Pregnancy – Pre-pregnancy vaccinations and testing guideline RANZCOG – Link

Pregnancy – Routine antenatal care guidelines RANZCOG – Link

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Occupational Medicine

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Oncology

Breast lump/cancer investigation algorithm – Mater Hospital 2005 – Link – WA imaging pathways for breast lump – Link

Colorectal Cancer screening – Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) 2011 – Page 16 of pdf – Link

Familial risk assessment – Breast and Ovarian Cancer (FRA-BOC)

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Opthalmology

24 golden rules (great for revision) – Eye and Ear Hospital Link

Acute Red Eye – “A rationale for the eyes” Red eye algorithm (pg 5) – Link

Eye emergency – Manual and guidelines – Link

Ishihara Colour Blindness chart – Link

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Orthopaedics

Cervical spinal trauma – WA Imaging pathway – Link – Canadian C-Spine rule – Link

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Paediatrics

Abdominal pain in children – NSW health algorithm – Link

Acute Otitis Media (ATSI population) – Health.gov algorithm – Link

Adolescent health – NSW resource kit – great resources for treating adolescents – Link

Advanced paediatric life support – Algorithms from APLS – Link

Asthma (Acute management) – NSW Health algorithm – Link

Asthma Australian guidelines – Asthma handbook 2014 – Link

Balanitis – Melbourne sexual health clinic algorithm (pg 5) – Link

CPR – Resuscitation council algorithm (last page) – Link

CPR Neonatal – See Neonatal Resuscitation

Developmental (Denver milestones) – Chart available here – Link

Eczema – ASCIA action plans for patients – Link

Gastro esophageal reflux disease – Infants – AFP article 2007 page 4 – Link

HEADSS Assessment – Paediatric history taking – Link

Neonatal Resuscitation – SA health algorithm – Link

Paediatric Lower abdominal pain – RCH – Link

Paediatric fever – NSW Health algorithm 2010 – page 6 – Link

Seizure (paediatric) – NSW Health paediatric seizure managment algorithm – Link

Vital signs normal values – RCH – Link

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care Handbook 2009 – Link

Advanced Care Planning Australia – Link

Palliative care pharmacological management advice – Bris South Pal care 2015 – Link

Phone support for Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning – Link

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Psychiatry and Psychology

Depression (Antidepressant medication changing) – Table from NPS giving guidelines about changing types of antidepressants – Link

Mindfulness – USCD Ron Epstein’s guide to Mindfulness and its use – Link

Insomnia – Brilliant kit and print outs – DASS SA – Link

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Public Health

Myths about vaccination – how to discuss – Immunisation handbook – Link

Radiology

DEXA medicare allowances – SKG Radiology – Link

MRI referral guidelines RACGP – Link

Respiratory

Asthma (Acute management) – NSW Health algorithm – Link

Asthma Australian guidelines – Asthma handbook 2014 – Link

Bronchiolitis – Guideline from RCH – Link

Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease (COPD/COAD) – COPDX guidelines 2015 – Link

Pertussis – Q health – Link

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Sexual Health

Balanitis – Melbourne sexual health clinic algorithm – Link

Hepatitis B Chronic management – GESA 2010 – Link

Taking a Sexual health history – Australian Sexual health guidelines – Link

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Surgery

Abdominal trauma (blunt) – Royal Melbourne Hospital – Last page – Link

Thyroid Nodule – AAFP 2003 Figure 2 and 3 – Link

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Travel Medicine

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Urology

Urinary incontinence – NICE guidelines algorithm – Link – International consensus algorithms 2005 – Link AAFP article algorithm 2000 – Link

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Vascular

Venous Ulcer algorithm – Australian Wound Management Association (AWMA) – Link

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Womens Health

Breast / Nipple thrush – Womens Hospital guidelines (go to last page) – Link

Menopause – Menopause management GP toolkit – Monash – Link – RANZCOG Guidelines summary – Link

Polycystic ovarian syndrome algorithms – Jean Hailes website – PCOS guidelines 2011 pages 15-25 – Link

Postmenopausal bleeding – RANZCOG algorithm 2011 – Link –  WA imaging algorithm – Link

Urinary incontinence – NICE guidelines algorithm – Link – International consensus algorithms 2005 – Link AAFP article algorithm 2000 – Link

Vaginal bleeding (abnormal) – RANZCOG algorithm 2011 – Link

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