Procedures & protocols are important for high quality care. Procedures can be developed, or updated, in three ways:
Refer to the Publishing a document on PROMPT - Resource Information - 10 Principles for Developing/Reviewing/Updating PROMPT documents for more information
You can search reputable resources that contain evidence based procedures and customise as required to suit local conditions
TIP - the four resources above (and more) have patient handouts. In a similar fashion, you can use such handouts when developing a patient handout for Barwon Health. Remember that all information viewed by consumers needs to be submitted to WISE
PROMPT, which stores policies and procedures, is used by approximately 100 Victorian health services.
You can search for the procedures developed by other health services by following these instructions
Important - just because it is an existing procedure of another health service doesn't mean it is necessarily of high quality
If you cannot find an existing high quality procedure to adapt, then you need to develop your procedure by searching for evidence based information.
Book a consultation with a librarian for further help with your literature searching
Request a Literature Search - Barwon Health staff may request literature searches for Barwon health policy/protocol development