I have been constantly frustrated by not being able to find the right guidelines when I need them. In almost every hospital I’ve worked at (in Australia and the UK) the guidelines are located ‘somewhere on the intranet’.
Finding anything on the intranet is inevitably a nightmare and the search function never seems to work. Why? Why? Why?!!
Anyway, I decided enough was enough – it was time to do something about the situation, so I taught myself to code.
The end result is - GuidelinesForMe - a new and hopefully useful #FOAMed resource with over 900 clinical guidelines listed with more being added every day.
The website is effectively a searchable, updatable, customisable guideline repository…where users can
- Sign up (for free)
- Search for clinical guidelines (by specialty, hospital or topic)
- Add clinical guidelines to the collection
- Mark guidelines as favourites for rapid access
EDIT: new feature – can discuss and comment on guidelines
Hope people find it useful – use it, add your own guidelines and let’s build a massive crowd-sourced resource for clinical guidelines.