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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 18. No. 2, 2013

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2013;18:105-116

Clinical Guideline

Introducing the Guideline on the Management of a Child with a Decreased Conscious Level: A Nationally Developed Evidence-based Guideline for Hospital Practitioners (The Paediatric Accident and Emergency Research Group, The University of Nottingham)

KC Chan, NKC Tse, SY Lam, LCK Leung, MC Yam, KL Siu, DCW Chan, SM Tai, AWY Yung


A child with decreased conscious level is a challenging medical problem to health care professionals. The present guideline was developed on an evidence based approach. It facilitate doctors in dealing the problem systemically. Easy to follow and detailed algorithms (Appendix A1-A7) were included to streamline the investigations and treatments. Latest literatures after the publication of the guideline were reviewed and no new evidence was found in subsequent reviews to justify any amendment of the original recommendations. Discussions on local adoptation are highlighted in the conclusion of the present paper.

Keyword : Adolescent; Child; Infant; Practice guideline; Unconsciousness

Abstract in Chinese


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