Clinical guidelines

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

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Clinical guidelines

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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).

Bone marrow biopsy

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance about bone marrow biopsies at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

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

Suction

Suction is used to clear retained or excessive lower respiratory tract secretions in patients who are unable to do so effectively themselves. This could be due to the presence of an artificial airway, such as an endotracheal or tracheostomy tube, or in patients who have a poor cough due to a variety of reasons such as excessive sedation or neurological involvement. 

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