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Clinical Pathways: What Is Everyone Looking For?
Clinical pathways are pre-conceived patient care algorithms, or paths, that are intended to reduce variability and cost, increase efficiency, and ultimately improve patient care. Whether or not such efforts prove to be effective in achieving such goals, many institutions are proceeding to develop such pathways. While many policies and procedures must of necessity be constructed locally, there is likely enough common ground across institutions such that sharing pathways may be of great benefit. In other words, why should each center be forced to "reinvent the wheel?"

PedsCCM proposes to collect pathways that are relevant to the care of critically ill infants and children.

So if you or your institution has created such a clinical pathway that may be of interest to others, contact us by e-mail or use our feedback form. As this is still very much an effort "under construction," at this time we can only offer a repository function of digital documents and cannot perform scanning or converting to web browser-compatable versions.

The Fine Print:
All documents are presented "as is" with no implications of accuracy, reliability, or expectations of validity in any claim regarding actual patient care. These are presented for their educational value to assist in the creation of institution-specific policies.

Downloading Pathways: Options
  • Clicking directly on the file format you want from the list below should result in a direct download from this site. Be certain your browser is configured properly to deal with the file format. (or be prepared to "manually" deal with the file)
    • Most files are compressed in .zip (PC) or .sit (Mac) formats. If needed, free or shareware tools to expand these files are available at http://www.download.com under Utilities: File Compression.

Current Listing of Pathways
  • The following clinical pathways are available in this directory.
  • Please contact the author/originating institution directly with questions or comments.
  • All documents are presented "as is," with no guarantee of accuracy or responsibility on the part of the originating institution.


Uploaded December 4, 1996

Files: ASTHMA1.DOC, ASTHMA3.DOC, and ASTHMA4.DOC
File type: WordPerfect (Windows v. 5.2 or later)

Text descriptive file: none

File formats available:
AsthmaDOCs.zip (all three files together as a .zip file - for PC; 25K)
AsthmaDOCs.sit (all three files together as a .sit file - for Mac; 26K)
AsthmaRTFs.zip (three files in RTF format as a .zip file - for PC; 13K)
AsthmaRTFs.sit (three files in RTF format as a .sit file - for Mac; 13K)

Scope: clinical pathways for asthma

Originating from: Stan Bonis <sbonis@ix.netcom.com>
Institution: Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
URL of interest: http://www.ololrmc.com

Software requirements: should be interpretable by recent versions of Word or WordPerfect for Mac or Windows

Uploaded January 9, 1997

Files (only available as compressed archives):
NSurgery.zip: a zipped file for PC/Windows users (134K)
NSurgery.sit: a stuffit archive for Macintosh users (127K)

Text descriptive file: Neurosurg_Pathways_ReadMe.txt

Scope: PICU Neurosurgery Clinical Pathways

Uploaded by:
Barry P. Markovitz, MD
St. Louis Children's Hospital
email: markovitz@pedsccm.org

Software requirements: documents available in Word for Windows 95, Interchange File Format (rtf), and Word 5.1 for Macintosh; these should be interpretable by recent versions of Word or WordPerfect for Mac or Windows


Uploaded January 24, 1997

Files:
Codedocs.zip: a zipped file for PC/Windows users (1 MB)
Codedocs.sit: a stuffit archive for Macintosh users (1 MB)

Text descriptive file: Code_sheets_ReadMe.txt

Scope: Children's Hospital of Oklahoma "code" documentation sheets

Submitted by:
Mo Gessouroun, M.D.
email: mo-gessouroun@uokhsc.edu

Software requirements: Any image viewing program on any platform that supports the .gif format.

Uploaded December 1, 1997

Files:
CPTmanual.sit: a stuffit archive with Word 5.1 and 6.0 files for the Macintosh (26K)
cptman.zip: a zipped archive with WordPerfect 5.x and Word 6.0 for Windows (24K)

Text descriptive file: CPT_manual_ReadMe.txt

Scope: Primary Children's Medical Center Chest Physical Therapy Protocols

Submitted by:
John Salyer
email: PCJSALYE@ihc.com

Software requirements: Word 5.1 or 6.0 for Mac, Word 6.0 or WordPerfect 5.x for Windows


Uploaded June 4, 1999

Files:
Progress_Note_v3.doc (28K) and Progress_Note_v4.doc (36K).
Also in Rich Text Format as Progress_Note_v3.rtf (16K) and Progress_Note_v4.rtf (16K).

Text descriptive file: PICU Attending Progress Note Templates ReadMe

Scope: PICU Attending Progress Note templates

Submitted by:
Gene Fisher, M.D.
email: lfisher@mail.mcg.edu

Software requirements: Word 97/98 or other rich text file compatable softare


Uploaded June 10, 1999

Files:
Progress.doc (32K)
Also in Rich Text Format as Progress.rtf (36K)

Text descriptive file: PICU Attending Progress Note Template 2 ReadMe

Scope: PICU Attending Progress Note templates

Submitted by:
John Straumanis, M.D.
email: jstrauma@Peds05.ab.umd.edu

Software requirements: Word 97/98 or other rich text file compatable softare


Uploaded June 20, 1999

Files:
  • Available by direct download as Stuffit (version 5.x) format for Mac:

    Progress_doc.sit (44K) - Microsoft Word 98 format
    Progress_wp.sit (24K) - WordPerfect 5 format

  • Available by direct download as .zip files for Windows:

    Progress_doc.zip (44K) - Microsoft Word 97 format
    Progress_wp.zip (24K) - WordPerfect 5 format

Text descriptive file: PICU Progress Note Template 3 ReadMe

Scope: PICU Progress Note templates

Submitted by:
John Mickell, M.D.
email: jmickell@hsc.vcu.edu

Software requirements: Word 97/98, WordPerfect 5.x. Also utilities to "unstuff" or "unzip"


Uploaded August 18, 2000

Files:

Text descriptive file:none

Scope: Evidence supporting current management of head injured patients with accompanying bibliography

Submitted by:
Tara Trimarchi MSN, CRNP
trimarchi@email.chop.edu

Software requirements: Powerpoint 97/98, Word 97/98

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