Children Requiring Level 2 and 3 care JCG0317v4.1
The joint Trust Guideline to provide written guidance on the type of clinical cases for whom Level 2 and 3 nursing care should be provided. This will allow optimal bed usage and reduction in potential risk management issues arising from the management of children with these conditions in non-HDU beds. The guidelines will be used to set audit criteria to ensure that the nationally recognised standards of care are delivered.
The guidelines will comply with the newly written policy: High Dependency Operational Policy.
Clinical GuidelinesThis guideline has been approved by the Trust's Clinical Guidelines Assessment Panel as an aid to the diagnosis and management of relevant patients and clinical circumstances. Not every patient or situation fits neatly into a standard guideline scenario and the guideline must be interpreted and applied in practice in the light of prevailing clinical circumstances, the diagnostic and treatment options available and the professional judgement, knowledge and expertise of relevant clinicians. It is advised that the rationale for any departure from relevant guidance should be documented in the patient's case notes.
The Trust's guidelines are made publicly available as part of the collective endeavour to continuously improve the quality of healthcare through sharing medical experience and knowledge. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any misunderstanding or misapplication of this document.