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care pathway

The sequence of health and social care services a patient in the UK receives after entering the system during a particular episode of care.
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The current version of the care map is shown in Figure 1, outlining the numbered steps and decision points to consider in managing MetS.
As a tool, the FCM is too simplistic, because the family-centered principles of the care map have been institutionalized.
Development and dissemination of potentially better practices for the provision of family-centered care in neonatology: The family-centered care map.
Students develop concept care maps and nursing care plans based on these scenarios and use them as guides during individual simulations.
The next time you are asked to participate in an interprofessional collaboration, whether the group is formed to write standard care maps or to review the ethical nature of research proposals, you may answer the challenge to serve with a confident, "Yes
Few would argue that most staffing plans, care maps, and care delivery models contain the underlying assumption that every nurse at the bedside is an expert--able to respond to complex situations with equal effectiveness.
Techniques employed by case management programs include standardization of care in accordance with predetermined protocols, care maps, pathways, or other guidelines; assignment of case managers or other clinical nurse experts as overseers of care; systematic reporting on the progress of the program as compared to predetermined targets or standards; collection and analysis of data on an ongoing basis to identify causes of variation; and development of new processes to eliminate variation where possible.
To his way of thinking, the clinical lab - especially with regard to its important contribution to care maps - is an increasingly indispensable part of the patient care process.
Despite the fact that many hospitals (73%) that received early feedback changed order sets and/or clinical pathways or care maps for these patient groups during that interval, there was no significant change over time in performance for either the early-feedback or the late-feedback groups.
One increasingly popular activity with a positive effect on this problem, says Linda Blacklidge, has been the establishment of guidelines that institute care maps for treating patients with specific diagnoses.