WHAT IS IT?
A Practice Based guide to the Inpatient Management of Adolescents with eating Disorders, with special reference to Regional & Rural Areas
The Toolkit development was facilitated by MH-Kids & NSW Health, in conjunction with a variety of clinicians and academics throughout NSW, nationally and internationally.
HOW DO I GET A COPY? CLICK HERE
WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?
The Toolkit has been developed to provide practical information on key components of care for adolescents admitted with an eating disorder including:
Involving the family and other health professionals
Accessing specialist assistance
Identifying those in need of admission
Admitting the patient
Implementing treatment (primarily medical, nutritional and psychological aspects)
Accessing further information and support.
WHO CAN USE IT?
The document has been developed with the busy clinician in mind, aiming to ensure easy access to relevant information. A clinician who is new to the management of eating disorders may find the Toolkit an invaluable resource of background information essential to the management of adolescents with an eating disorder. The Toolkit has been designed to provide user friendly “pull out” sections that can be easily identified and accessed separately.
HOW WAS IT DESIGNED?
The information described in the Toolkit has been developed from the evidence-based literature, international eating disorder clinical practice guidelines, consultation with national and international experts and the experiences of clinicians working with patients with eating disorders in non-specialist settings.
ANY THINGS TO BE AWARE OF?
Due to the limited evidence base and often, conflicting views regarding inpatient management, recommendations should be applied carefully to individual clinical and organisational circumstances and should be followed with care. It is not the intention that this Toolkit acts as a stand-alone treatment manual as any management program must take into account the unique health care needs, and the context, of each individual patient and their family.
HOW DO I GET ASSISTANCE WITH IMPLEMENTING IT?
Contact the major paediatric unit in your area, or Email CEDD