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Document title: Amniotic fluid embolism
First developed: 20 September 2011
Last reviewed: 20 September 2011
Replaces document: New document
Author: South Australian Perinatal Practice Guideline Workgroup
Audience: Medical, midwifery and allied health staff in South Australia public and private maternity services
Endorsed by: South Australian Perinatal Practice Guidelines Workgroup
Contact: South Australian Perinatal Practice Guidelines workgroup at: email@example.com
The South Australian Perinatal Practice Guidelines have been prepared to promote and facilitate standardisation and consistency of practice, using a multidisciplinary approach.
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Although the clinical material offered in this guideline provides a minimum standard it does not replace or remove clinical judgement or the professional care and duty necessary for each specific patient case. Where care deviates from that indicated in the guideline contemporaneous documentation with explanation should be provided.
This guideline does not address all the elements of guideline practice and assumes that the individual clinicians are responsible to:
> Discuss care with consumers in an environment that is culturally appropriate and which enables respectful confidential discussion. This includes the use of interpreter services where necessary
> Advise consumers of their choice and ensure informed consent is obtained
> Provide care within scope of practice, meet all legislative requirements and maintain standards of professional conduct
> Document all care in accordance with mandatory and local requirements