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Community water planner

The Community water planner: A tool for small communities to develop drinking water management plans is a web-based tool made to help assess and manage the risks in remote Australian community water supplies.

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Iodine supplementation for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Iodine is an essential nutrient that humans need in very small quantities. The thyroid uses iodine to produce hormones vital to ensure normal development of the brain and nervous system before birth, in babies and young children. For this reason, it is very important that pregnant and breastfeeding women get enough iodine.

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Guidelines for the Screening, Prognosis, Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Glaucoma

The Glaucoma Guidelines provide current best evidence and recommendations for the detection, diagnosis, risk management and prevention of glaucoma.

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Vitamin K administration to newborns: Joint statement

The Vitamin K administration to newborn infants to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding in infancy recommendations for Vitamin K to be given to newborn children.

 

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Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare (2010)

The National Health and Medical Research Council in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare are updating the 2010 Guidelines. 

Further information on this update is available

  • Guideline
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Road map II: A strategic framework for improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research

Road map II: A strategic framework for improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research will be used by the NHMRC’s Research Committee to identify research topics requiring priority funding.

 

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Medical Genetic Testing: information for health professionals

The paper identifies key issues that should be considered in relation to genetic testing, and identifies relevant resources, guidelines, standards, and requirements that are pertinent for the delivery of genetic testing in Australia.

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Blood Clots: Reducing your risk

This patient information brochure is designed to raise awareness of the importance of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention among hospital patients. 

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Emergency department stroke and transient ischaemic attack care bundle

National Institute of Clinical Studies has developed a set of evidence-based resources to improve the care of acute stroke patients in emergency departments.

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Guide to the development, evaluation and implementation of clinical practice guidelines

This guide emphasises the importance of basing guideline recommendations on the systematic identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence. Levels of evidence, quality of evidence, relevance of evidence and strength of evidence are outlined.

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How to compare the costs and benefits: evaluation of the economic evidence

This handbook explains the usefulness and relevance of economics in clinical practice guidelines. It provides information on how to assess cost-effectiveness and if a chosen alternative is economically feasible.

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How to prepare and present evidence-based information for consumers of health services

How to Prepare and Present Evidence-based Information for Consumers of Health Services: A Literature Review presents evidence-based information help health service users with decision making.

 

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How to put the evidence into practice: Implementation and dissemination strategies

This handbook focuses on changing clinical practice through dissemination and implementation of clinical guidelines or other evidence-based information.

  • Guideline
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Challenging ethical issues in contemporary research

Human Ethics Committees have a difficult and sometimes controversial role in guiding the Australian research community’s work with people. Challenging ethical issues in contemporary research on human beings focuses on some of the most challenging ethical issues using case studies and through discussions.

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Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol

The aim of the Guidelines is to provide health professionals, policy makers and the Australian community with evidence-based advice on the health effects of drinking alcohol. The Guidelines also aim to help individuals make informed decisions about their drinking habits.

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Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling

The Australian Guidelines for Water Recycling: Augmentation of drinking water supplies builds on guidance provided in Phase 1 on the planned use of recycled water (treated sewage and stormwater) to top up drinking water supplies.

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Ethical guidelines: care of people in post-coma unresponsiveness

NHMRC provides advice about the care of people in post-coma unresponsiveness (vegetative state) or a minimally responsive state. 

 

  • Guideline
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Guidelines for managing risks in recreational water

These guidelines aim to protect Australians from threats posed by the recreational use of coastal, estuarine and fresh water environments. These guidelines are currently being updated by NHMRC’s Recreational Water Quality Advisory Committee

  • Guideline
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Objective Criteria for determining embryos that are unsuitable for implantation

This criteria must be used for determining embryos that are considered unsuitable for implantation and that may be used for research. The NHMRC will continue to work with the scientific community to update and refine these Objective Criteria as additional scientifically authenticated information becomes available.

 

  • Guideline
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Organ and tissue donation after death, for transplantation

These guidelines outline ethical principles for health professionals involved in donation after death and provide guidance on how these principles can be put into practice.

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Making a decision about living organ and tissue donation

This booklet aims to help people think through some ethical issues and make decisions about living organ and tissue donation. If you are thinking of making a living donation, the doctors caring for you can give you more information that is relevant to your situation.

  • Guideline
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Making a decision about organ and tissue donation after death

The booklet aims to help people think through some ethical issues and make informed decisions about organ and tissue donation after death.

  • Guideline
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Organ and tissue donation by living donors

These guidelines outline ethical practice for health professionals involved in living organ and tissue donation and provides guidance on how these principles can be put into practice.

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Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2007

The Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, 2007 (the 2007 Code) guides institutions and researchers in responsible research practices and promotes research integrity. It assists institutions in developing their own employee codes of conduct and procedures for the investigation of allegations of research misconduct by providing a comprehensive framework of acceptable academic standards.

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Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Including Recommended Dietary Intakes

This document outlines required essential nutrient intake believed adequate to meet the nutritional needs of the majority of healthy people to prevent deficiency. The document can be used by health professionals to assess the likelihood of inadequate intake in individuals or groups.

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Cultural competency in health

Cultural Competency in health: A guide for policy, partnerships and participation is designed to help policy makers and stakeholders develop culturally competent policies throughout the health system.

  • Guideline
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Making decisions about tests and treatments

Making decisions about tests and treatments: principles for better communication provides principles for healthcare consumers and healthcare professionals.

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Keeping research on track

Keeping research on track: a guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about health research ethics is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities when they are considering conducting or being involved with health research.

 

  • Guideline
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Review of the use of microwave therapy for the treatment cancer

Review of the use of microwave therapy for the treatment of patients with cancer is the final report on the therapeutic effectiveness of microwave (UHF radiowave) cancer therapy as practised by Dr John Holt in Western Australia.

  • Clinical guideline
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Using socioeconomic evidence in clinical practice guidelines

This handbook provides information to assist developers of clinical practice guidelines in summarising the evidence of the effects of socioeconomic position and other markers of disadvantage, on health outcomes and health care delivery.

  • Clinical guideline
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Values and ethics - Guidelines for ethical conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research

This document provides guidance to researchers and Human Research Ethics Committees on the complex considerations necessary in the conception, design and conduct of appropriate research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

  • Guideline
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How to use the evidence

How to use the evidence: Assessment and application of scientific evidence focuses on how to evaluate and use the evidence gathered from a systematic literature review to inform the development of evidence-based clinical guidelines.

  • Clinical guideline
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How to review the evidence

How to review the evidence: Systematic identification and review of the scientific literature describes how to systematically identify scientific literature relevant to a particular question.

  • Clinical guideline
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How to present the evidence for consumers

How to present the evidence for consumers: Preparation of consumer publications is based on current scientific literature about how to best prepare and present evidence-based information.

  • Guideline
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NHMRC Strategic Plan for 1995-1996

The statement of strategic intent of NHMRC is to work in consultation with governments and the community for the health of all Australians, by promoting informed debate on ethics and policy, providing knowledge based advice, fostering a high quality and internationally recognised research base and applying research rigour to health issues.

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  • More than five years old

Ethical considerations relating to health care resource allocation decisions

The Australian Health Ethics Committee is concerned with the ethical implications of medical research and practice and of health care in general. One of the committee's major current interests is in the ethics of health care resource allocation. This is the second paper of a series on this topic.

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We have published a wealth of information on Australian health and medical research, and on specific issues relating to Australian health and health care. These include statements, strategies, guidelines and other reports – all of which are publicly available.