Clinical guidelines

Clinical guidelines are used by the health professionals at Great Ormond Street Hospital for a wide range of conditions, treatments and tests.

Search below for clinical guidelines, or filter by speciality.

Clinical guidelines

Search for clinical guidelines

Central venous access devices (long term)

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the care and use of long term Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD) including advice on dealing with any problems encountered. For the purpose of this guideline, devices that are required to remain insitu greater than a month will be considered a long term CVAD.

Note: While this guideline refers to the 'child' throughout, all activities are applicable to young people

Coagulation factors

Coagulation factors are proteins, which in the blood, cause clotting. The factors are manufactured either from human blood (plasma derived) or genetic engineering (recombinant). Advice should be sought from a Consultant Haematologist prior to any decision to prescribe and administer coagulation factors.

Ear drops/spray: administration

This guideline explains the preparation of the child or young person, family and equipment for the instillation of ear drops/spray, including the responsibility of the practitioner in checking the prescription and completing the relevant documentation. 

NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.