NICE | | COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults [NG159]
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients who need critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.
On 31 March 2020, NICE amended the recommendations and algorithm to clarify when and how to use the Clinical Frailty Scale as part of a holistic assessment.
health and care staff involved in planning and delivering services
The recommendations bring together
existing national and international guidance and policies
advice from specialists working in the NHS from across the UK. These include people with expertise and experience of treating patients for the specific health conditions covered by the guidance during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
NICE has developed these recommendations in direct response to the rapidly evolving situation and so could not follow the standard process for guidance development. The guideline has been developed using the interim process and methods for developing rapid guidelines on COVID-19. The recommendations are based on evidence and expert opinion and have been verified as far as possible. We will review and update the recommendations as the knowledge base and expert experience develops.
NICE | December 2019 | Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management
NICE has published Acute kidney injury: prevention, detection and management [NG148], this guideline covers preventing, detecting and managing acute kidney injury in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve assessment and detection by non-specialists, and specifies when people should be referred to specialist services. This will improve early recognition and treatment, and reduce the risk of complications in people with acute kidney injury.
NICE | December 2019 | Menopause: diagnosis and management |[NG23]
This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of menopause, including in women who have premature ovarian insufficiency. The guideline aims to improve the consistency of support and information provided to women in menopause.
New report finds that regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies| National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
This report focuses on how NICE’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in maternity and neonatal care. It finds that if all maternity units applied NICE’s recommendations on twin and triplet pregnancies, such as labelling the fetuses during scans so they can be told apart and monitored closely for complications, it could lead to 634 fewer emergency caesarean sections and 1,308 fewer neonatal admissions in England, per year. This could mean preventing around one in ten neonatal admissions of babies from multiple births in the UK each year.