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

Clinical improvement teams (CITs) include providers, nurses, pharmacists, community based primary care providers and specialists, and parents/caregivers involved in the care of patients with a specific condition. These multidisciplinary teams ensure a comprehensive approach to clinical pathway development.

Clinical pathways are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to encourage continuous improvement and to align with the best available evidence.

If you are interested in learning more about clinical pathways, please contact Sarah Nickels or Elise Rolison.

  1. Rotter T, Kinsman L, James EL, et al. Clinical pathways: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2010(3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006632.pub2.

Clinical Pathways

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Fracture, Buckle

November 27, 2017

Fracture, Femoral Shaft

August 16, 2017
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Headache

November 20, 2017
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Opioid Prescribing Practices

October 30, 2017
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Pneumothorax

November 27, 2017

Post Cardiac Arrest

December 29, 2017

Protein Energy Malnutrition

November 27, 2017

Pulmonary Embolism

August 28, 2017
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Seizure, New Onset

October 06, 2017

Spinal Fusion, High Risk

April 18, 2018

Spinal Fusion, Low Risk

December 29, 2017

Status Epilepticus

October 06, 2017
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Undescended Testicle

November 27, 2017

Urolithiasis

October 06, 2017
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Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure

December 29, 2017

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


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