A Care Pathway is a practical summary, including an algorithm, of evidence informed guidelines or the best evidence, for an aspect of care/services for individuals with childhood-onset disabilities to inform clinical practice.
See current care pathways listed below:
Section I: Evidence Summary (Care Pathway)
A ‘bottom line’ summary (2 page maximum) providing key information to the health professional on a specified health condition. This is paired with an ‘Algorithm’ outlining a logical path from assessment to treatment. The ‘Algorithm’ is color-coded with the level of treatment evidence:
|Green = Effective||Purple = Recommended by clinical expert opinion|
|Yellow = Probably/possibly effective||Red = Not effective|
Section II: Published Evidence
Links to peer-reviewed published evidence (systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines) informing the ‘Care Pathway’
Section III: Practical Tools
Links to helpful practical tools and information for health professionals on the designated ‘Care Pathway’ health condition (e.g. plain language summary, parent handout)
If you are interested in developing a future AACPDM Care Pathway or would like to learn more about the method of developing a care pathway, please go to AACPDM Care Pathway Development and complete the online application.
D. Fehlings, MD (Chair); I. Novak, PhD OT; J. Vargus-Adams, MD; L. Glader, MD; M. O'Donnell, MD