Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Pathways

What are Clinical Pathways?

Clinical pathways assist clinicians in standardizing the evaluation, diagnosis, and care of patients with specific conditions, with the goal of achieving optimal outcomes. They translate national guidelines and the best available evidence for clinical application into local context. Clinical pathways are used to inform decision-making at the point of care, to train new clinicians on evidence-based practice, and to support continuous improvement.1

""Firstline - antimicrobial stewardship guidance

Children's Hospital Colorado has implemented Firstline as a statewide resource for antimicrobial stewardship in Colorado. Firstline provides healthcare workers with local clinical pathways, antimicrobial formulary and dosing recommendations, pathogen information, and clinical tools. Visit Firstline for Children's Hospital Colorado for more information.

Clinical Pathways, A to Z

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Acetaminophen (APAP) Toxicity

December 04, 2023

Acute Chest Syndrome

January 17, 2023

Acute COVID-19 Pathway

May 14, 2024

Anaphylaxis

September 11, 2019

Asthma Exacerbation Management Clinical Pathway

August 22, 2023

The Asthma Exacerbation Management clinical pathway offers guidance for evaluating and treating patients who come to an outpatient clinic, emergency department or hospital due to an acute asthma attack.

Pediatric Acute Painful Scrotum Clinical Pathway

February 24, 2022

Access our pediatric acute painful scrotum clinical pathway for guidance on risk stratification for patients with suspected testicular torsion.

Pediatric Appendicitis Clinical Pathways

June 18, 2021

Learn about and access our appendicitis clinical pathways, which provide guidance on risk stratification and evaluation of pediatric patients with suspected appendicitis.

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Button Battery, Ingested

July 10, 2024

Pediatric Bronchiolitis Clinical Pathways

October 28, 2021

Get access to our bronchiolitis clinical pathways, which provide guidance on the management of patients with acute viral bronchiolitis.

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Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP), Uncomplicated Clinical Pathway

September 01, 2021

This clinical pathway aims to provide evidence-based guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated community acquired pneumonia in outpatient, emergency and inpatient settings.

Concussion Clinical Pathway

May 07, 2024

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s concussion clinical pathway provides guidance on the management of patients with acute head trauma resulting in mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion.

Croup

October 26, 2021
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EVALI Clinical Pathway

May 04, 2022

Our EVALI clinical pathway provides guidance on identification and treatment of patients with suspected e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury.

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Fever in Infants 0 to 60 Days

December 16, 2022

The Fever in Infants 0 to 60 Days pathways provide guidance on the evaluation, treatment, and management of febrile infants ages 0 to 60 days old.

Fingertip Fracture and Injury Management Clinical Pathways

June 12, 2023

Clinical pathway guides the evaluation and treatment of patients with acute nail bed injuries with and without fracture.

Fracture, Buckle

November 11, 2021

Fracture, Femoral Shaft

June 24, 2021
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Infantile Spasms

October 26, 2021
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Lifestyle Medicine Ambulatory Clinical Pathways

July 27, 2023

Lifestyle Medicine clinical pathways offer best practice recommendations for children with obesity and associated comorbid conditions of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hypertension.

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Musculoskeletal Infection Clinical Pathway

June 21, 2023

This pathway optimizes diagnostics, interventions, and therapy by guiding effective treatment for musculoskeletal infections based on solid evidence and expert consensus.

Pediatric Migraine Clinical Pathways

September 29, 2021

Access Children’s Colorado’s migraine clinical pathways, which offer best practice recommendations for patients suffering from status migrainosus.

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Otitis Media (Acute), Conjunctivitis, & Group A Streptococcal (GAS) Pharyngitis

December 09, 2022

This pathway aims to provide evidence-based guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated ARTI in outpatient, emergency/urgent care, and inpatient settings.

Ovarian Torsion Clinical Pathway

January 05, 2023

Ovarian torsion clinical pathway offers best practice recommendations for patients with symptoms concerning for ovarian torsion including diagnostic strategies, pain control, observation and follow up.

Overweight and Obesity

June 24, 2021
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Acute Pancreatitis

October 01, 2019

Pediatric Post-Operative Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A) Bleed Clinical Pathway

January 05, 2023

Post-operative Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (T&A) Bleed clinical pathway provides guidance on the evaluation of patients presenting to the Emergency Department with concern for post-operative T&A oral bleeding.

Pneumothorax

June 26, 2021

Post Cardiac Arrest

June 26, 2021

Protein Energy Malnutrition

January 04, 2023
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Seizure, New Onset

June 24, 2021

Sepsis

June 14, 2024

Sepsis and Kids English

October 27, 2020

Sepsis and Kids Spanish

October 27, 2020

Sickle Cell Disease Management Clinical Pathway

June 21, 2023

Guidance on timely and effective initial pain control for patients presenting with vaso-occlusive crisis and recommendations on evaluation for other suspected and confirmed complications of sickle cell disease.

Spinal Fusion, High Risk

August 09, 2022

Spinal Fusion, Low Risk

June 30, 2021

Status Epilepticus

June 26, 2021
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Undescended Testicle

June 24, 2021

Urinary Tract Infection

June 24, 2021

Urolithiasis

November 15, 2022
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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Clinical Pathway

May 08, 2024

The Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Diagnosis and Management pathway offers best practice recommendations for patients with suspected and confirmed VTE.

Vitamin D Deficiency

November 11, 2021
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Are there other clinical pathways that would be helpful to you in your practice? If so, let us know.