CRITICAL PATHWAYS

Reporters: KMPM, LM

.‡ C-are map ‡ R-efer to the expected outcomes and care strategies ‡ I.nterdisciplinary consensus must be reached and specific ‡ T-o give directions for managing care/a period of time ‡ I-t accommodates the uniqueness of a patient ‡ C-are needed is given due to the appropriate use of resources ‡ A-nd thus reduced cost and length of stay ‡ L-ets the staff be oriented to the outcomes that must be achieved.

collaborative team‡ A-nalyzes the variances and decide how to manage them ‡ Y-ou need tyo check if the revised path is effective. ‡ T-o determine how to modify the path ‡ H-is actions (Case manager) tracks all variances ‡ W-ith the variances being tracked.‡ P-atient outcomes. ‡ S-ome features included in the critical path: . ID d through Nursing Diagnosis ‡ A-ct to notify the case manager.

´CRITICAL PATHWAY GUIDES MEµ .

Guide for the goal Umbrella If Outcomes not achieved. Notify case manager Determines modifications Evaluates variances Specificity .

‡ M-edical diagnosis ‡ E-xpected length of stay ‡ P.atient ID data ‡ A-ppropriate time frames ‡ I-nterventions ‡ O-utcomes .

Manages the variances and checks the: Effectivity of the revised path .

immobility ‡ Impaired physical mobility r/t surgery. prosthesis ‡ Risk for injury r/t altered tissue perfusion.NURSING DIAGNOSIS: ‡ Knowledge deficit: ‡ Pain related to surgery. physical Injury ‡ Risk for infection r/t invasive procedures. altered mobility and prosthesis .

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