Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018
and
Australian clinical guidelines for the management of heart failure 2018

The National Heart foundation of Australia & the Cardiac Society of ANZ have developed two clinical guidelines for to assist clinicians in caring for adult patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure.

The full clinical guidelines are available in the journal Heart, Lung and Circulation:  

- Australian clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation 2018 (October 2018, Volume 27, Issue 10, Pages 1209–1266): Click Here to access via: RMH, RWH, PMCC

- Australian clinical guidelines for the management of heart failure 2018 (Volume 27, Issue 10, Pages 1123–1208): Click Here to access via: RMH, RWH, PMCC

 

 

NSW Clinical Guidelines: Treatment of Opioid Dependence 2018

NSW Health has developed these guidelines that seek to provide clinical guidance and policy direction for opioid treatment in NSW.

The guidelines aim to improve access to opioid treatment by:

  • Personalise patient care by introducing a system that differentiates between those who have low/moderate treatment needs and can be treated in community settings and those with complex/high treatment needs and should be referred to and treated in the specialist treatment sector
  • Support more effective coordination of care across health services.

These guidelines are intended for use in generalist health settings (for example primary care, hospital, clinic or community settings) as well as specialised drug and alcohol / opioid treatment clinics.

The Guideline can be accessed at: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/aod/Pages/nsw-clinical-guidelines-opioid.aspx