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Arterial lines

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance in the use of arterial lines at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

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.

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.

Neuromuscular disorders: prophylaxis and treatment guidelines for calcium and vitamin D for children and young people with neuromuscular disorders in the UK

The purpose of this guideline is to provide information on prophylaxis and treatment guidelines for calcium and vitamin D for children and young people with neuromuscular disorders in the UK.

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.

When a child dies

This guideline is intended to supplement the resources found in the 'When a Child Dies' (WACD) purple box located in every ward, which gives detailed information on the care of a child after death and, additionally, the ongoing care and attention that the child's family will require (Rationale 1).

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