Clinical Guidelines

National Clinical Programme Guidelines

  1. National Clinical Guideline for Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring (2021)
  2. Ultrasound diagnosis of early pregnancy loss
  3. Obesity and pregnancy
  4. Diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  5. Investigation and Management of late fetal intrauterine death and stillbirth
  6. Delivery after previous Caesarean section
    1. Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring information leaflet for women and their family
  7. Management of Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury
  8. Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome Diagnosis and Management
  9. Management of Early Pregnancy Miscarriage
  10. Anti D immunoglobin for the prevention of RHD Haemolytic disease of the newborn
  11. Management of Multiple Pregnancy
  12. Antenatal Routine Enquiry regarding Violence in the Home
  13. Management of Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  14. Prevention and Management of Primary Postpartum Haemorrhage
  15. Venous Thromboprophylaxis in Pregnancy
  16. The Management of Hypertension in Pregnancy
  17. Methadone Prescribing and Administration in Pregnancy
  18. Tocolytic Treatment in Pregnancy
  19. Antenatal Magnesium Sulphate for Fetal Neuroprotection
  20. Preterm Prelabour Rupture of Membranes (PPROM)
  21. Investigation of Postmenopausal Bleeding
  22. Nutrition during Pregnancy
  23. Fetal Growth Restriction - Recognition, Diagnosis and Management
  24. Management of Second Trimester Miscarriage
  25. Guidelines for the Critically Ill Woman in Obstetrics
  26. Parvovirus B19 Exposure Infection during Pregnancy
  27. Resuscitation for the Pregnant Women
  28. Diagnosis and Management of Ectopic Pregnancy
  29. Bacterial Infections Specific to Pregnancy
  30. Cord Prolapse
  31. Oxytocin to Accelerate or Induce Labour
  32. Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  33. Listeriosis in Pregnancy
  34. Investigation and Management of Menorrhagia
  35. Chicken Pox in Pregnancy
  36. Hyperemesis and Nausea/Vomiting in Pregnancy
  37. The Management of a Breech Presentation
  38. Ovarian Cysts in Postmenopausal Women
  39. Management of urinary retention in pregnancy, post-partum;and after gynaecological surgery
  40. Bereavement Care Following Maternal Death Within a Hospital Setting

Click here to access lectures from the Irish Multidisciplinary Obstetrics Training (IMOET)

NCEC Guideline 4 Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS) Version 2

Irish Maternity Early Warning System (IMEWS) Supporting Documents

  1. IMEWS V2 Completion Audit
  2. IMEWS V2 Completion Audit (Excel Version)
  3. Instruction for Excel Audit Tool
  4. IMEWS V2 Escalation Response Audit
  5. IMEWS V2 Escalation Response Audit (Excel Version)
  6. IMEWS Physiological Changes in Pregnancy
  7. IMEWS V2 Chart A Generic
  8. IMEWS V2 Chart B Generic
  9. IMEWS V2 Frequently Asked Questions
  10. IMEWS Patient Information Leaflet

Other Clinical Guidelines

  1. Practice Guideline for the Management of Women with Epilepsy 
  2. Bereavement Care following Maternal Death within a Hospital Setting
  3. Guidelines for Health Professionals working in Maternity Settings on the Care of Women with Concealed Pregnancy
  4. National Infant Feeding Policy for Maternity and Neonatal Services
  5. Guidelines on Referral and Forensic Clinical Examination in Ireland
  6. NCEC: Diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
  7. NCEC: Clinical Deterioration
  8. Preventing Perinatal Transmission
  9. Medication Guidelines for Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Antimicrobial safety, Volume 1
  10. Medication Guidelines for Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Antimicrobial safety in Pregnancy and Lactation, Volume 2