Everything NICE has said on recognising and responding to acute illness in adults in hospital in an interactive flowchart
This guideline covers how patients in hospital should be monitored to identify those whose health may become worse suddenly and the care they should receive. It aims to reduce the risk of patients needing to stay longer in hospital, not recovering fully or dying. It doesn’t specifically cover the care of children, patients in critical care areas or those in the final stages of a terminal illness.
This guideline covers rehabilitation strategies for adults who have experienced a critical illness and stayed in critical care. It aims to improve physical, psychological and cognitive outcomes in people who have been discharged from critical care.
This guideline covers how upper gastrointestinal bleeding can be effectively managed in adults and young people aged 16 years and older. It aims to identify which diagnostic and therapeutic steps are useful so hospitals can develop a structure in which clinical teams can deliver an optimum service for people who develop this condition.
This guideline covers the recognition, diagnosis and early management of sepsis for all populations. The guideline committee identified that the key issues to be included were: recognition and early assessment, diagnostic and prognostic value of blood markers for sepsis, initial treatment, escalating care, identifying the source of infection, early monitoring, information and support for patients and carers, and training and education.
This quality standard covers the organisation and delivery of emergency and acute medical care in the community and in hospital. It covers adults (16 and over) who seek, or are referred for, emergency NHS care for a suspected or confirmed acute medical emergency. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This quality standard covers adults with rehabilitation needs as a result of critical illness that required level 2 or level 3 critical care. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guideline covers preventing, detecting, and managing acute kidney injury in children (aged above 1 month and below 12 years), young people (aged 12 to 17 years) and adults (aged 18 years or older). It aims to improve assessment and detection by non-specialist clinicians, and specifies when they should refer people to specialist services. This will reduce the chance of death or complications for people at risk of acute kidney injury.
This guideline covers organising and delivering emergency and acute medical care for people aged over 16 in the community and in hospital. It aims to reduce the need for hospital admissions by giving advanced training to paramedics and providing community alternatives to hospital care. It also promotes good-quality care in hospital and joint working between health and social services.
This quality standard covers preventing, detecting and managing acute kidney injury in adults, young people and children. Acute kidney injury is sudden damage to the kidneys, which can sometimes result in kidney failure. The quality standard includes assessment by non-specialists and when to refer to specialist services. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guideline covers the general principles for managing intravenous (IV) fluid therapy in hospital inpatients aged 16 and over with a range of conditions. It aims to help prescribers understand the optimal amount and composition of IV fluids to be administered and the best rate at which to give them, to improve fluid prescribing and outcomes among people in hospital. It does not cover pregnant women, and those with severe liver or renal disease, diabetes or burns.
Everything NICE has said on preventing, detecting and managing acute kidney injury in an interactive flowchart
risk of AKI and mitigate its severity if it occurs. An NHS Improvement patient safety alert has been issued to further raise awareness...
Advice on the use of the Visensia for early detection of deteriorating vital signs in adults in hospital to aid local decision-making
This guideline covers preventing, identifying and managing neutropenic sepsis in children, young people and adults receiving treatment for cancer in the community and in secondary and tertiary care. It aims to reduce the risk of infection in people with neutropenia (low number of white blood cells) who are receiving anticancer treatment and improve management of neutropenic sepsis.
Evidence-based recommendations on the CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor for people having major or high-risk surgery
This guideline covers diagnosing and treating delirium in people aged 18 and over in hospital and in long-term residential care or a nursing home. It also covers identifying people at risk of developing delirium in these settings and preventing onset. It aims to improve diagnosis of delirium and reduce hospital stays and complications.
This guideline covers assessing and managing faecal incontinence (any involuntary loss of faeces that is a social or hygienic problem) in people aged 18 and over. It aims to ensure that staff are aware that faecal incontinence is a sign or a symptom, not a diagnosis.
This guideline covers assessing and reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE or blood clots) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in people aged 16 and over in hospital. It aims to help healthcare professionals identify people most at risk and describes interventions that can be used to reduce the risk of VTE.
Everything NICE has said on service delivery and organisation for emergency and acute medical care in over 16s in an interactive flowchart
This guideline covers organisational and managerial approaches to safe nurse staffing of inpatient wards for people aged 18 and over in acute hospitals. It aims to ensure that patients receive the nursing care they need, regardless of the ward to which they are allocated, the time of the day, or the day of the week.
Advice on the use of Shiley Endotracheal Tube with TaperGuard Cuff for patients at risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia to aid local decision-making
Everything NICE has said on nutrition support for adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in an interactive flowchart
Everything NICE has said on rehabilitation for adults after critical illness in an interactive flowchart
This guideline covers identifying and caring for adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in hospital or in their own home or a care home. It offers advice on how oral, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition support should be started, administered and stopped. It aims to support healthcare professionals identify malnourished people and help them to choose the most appropriate form of support.
Advice on the use of VitalPAC for assessing vital signs of patients in hospital to aid local decision-making
This quality standard covers the assessment and early management of fever with no obvious cause in babies and children (from birth to 5 years). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
How NICE recommendations are being used to slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance
This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing, managing and monitoring anaemia in people with chronic kidney disease. It aims to improve care for people with chronic kidney disease by specifying how to assess when their anaemia needs treating, and by making detailed recommendations on treatment with erythropoietic stimulating agents (ESAs) and iron. It also covers detecting and managing ESA-resistant anaemia.
This guideline covers recognising, assessing and treating bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression) in children, young people and adults. The recommendations apply to bipolar I, bipolar II, mixed affective and rapid cycling disorders. It aims to improve access to treatment and quality of life in people with bipolar disorder.
Advice on the use of EarlySense for heart and respiratory monitoring and predicting patient deterioration to aid local decision-making
Advice on the use of the i STAT CG4+ and CHEM8+ cartridges for point-of-care testing in the emergency department to aid local decision-making
clinical and cost effectiveness) of anaemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients who are receiving erythropoietic stimulating...
This guideline covers identifying and managing depression in children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years. Based on the stepped care model, it aims to improve recognition and assessment and promote effective treatments for mild, moderate and severe depression.
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Interim methods guide for developing service guidance 2014
Bedside monitoring for hospital patients should be standardised and based on measures recommended by NICE, according to a new report.