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).
Clinical outcomes are broadly agreed, measurable changes in health or quality of life that result from our care. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which to continuously improve all aspects of our practice.
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
The Children's Hospital School at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and University College Hospital (UCH) operates a system of priorities with long-stay and recurring pupils given the most time and the highest priority.
This information explains about the first phase of the assessment process to diagnose gut motility problems, and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for assessment.