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Paediatric Intensive Care Clinical Guidelines Disclaimer

Disclaimer Statement

These guidelines have been written primarily for use in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of Starship Children's Hospital.  We are happy to make these guidelines accessible for use at other institutions, however practices and culture vary between hospitals. A protocol which is appropriate to the Starship PICU may be inappropriate in a different environment with a different skill mix. If managing a critically ill child within New Zealand, it is recommended you also contact the on call intensivist for Starship PICU on (09) 3074903.

The prescribing information in these guidelines is for health professionals only. It is not intended to replace consultation with the paediatric intensive care team.  While great care has been taken to see that the information in this section is accurate, the user is advised to check drug doses carefully and if there is any uncertainty about the guidance provided, you should seek local advice.

No set of guidelines can cover all variations required for specific patient circumstances.  It is the responsibility of the health care practitioner using these guidelines to adapt them for safe use within their institutions and for the individual needs of patients.

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