Murray PHN Clinical Editor and GP, Ann-Marie McKinnon, is excited to announce that the cardiology suite of pathways is now complete.
The pathways incorporate new guidelines, particularly for cardiac failure and atrial fibrillation, that makes them up-to-date, simple and ready to use resources. There are 50 pathway pages in the cardiology suite: 18 topics with 32 subpages.
The suite represents over twelve months of hard work by the clinical group and aims to help address one of the leading burdens of disease in our region – heart disease.
We thank each of our working group members, whose input has been invaluable:
- Dr Voltaire Nadurata, Cardiologist Bendigo Health
- Jenny Miko, Cardiac Liaison Nurse Bendigo Health
- Dr Ewa Piejko, Murray PHN Medical Advisor and GP
- Megan Carroll, Manager Cardiac Rehabilitation Cobaw Community Health Service
- Antoinette O'Shaughnessy, Manager Complex Care Castlemaine Health
- Christine Gibbons, Health Services Coordinator, Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative
- Kathryn Cunning, Practice Nurse, Golden City Medical Practice
Dr Volataire Nadurata says, “HealthPathways is an excellent guide in the management of cardiac conditions with focus on the local setting. It should also help streamline investigation and referral process thereby improving patient experience in treatment of their condition”.
Ann-Marie says, “I have been working as a Clinical Editor with Murray PHN since the implementation of HealthPathways, over three years ago.
HealthPathways is an innovative platform that allows rapid access to concise, accurate and localised information which is designed to reduce variations in care. It also provides a memory aid to GPs to help them in the assessment, management and appropriate referral of their patients.
My favourite feature is the patient resources (from peak bodies and interest groups etc), which can be printed from a single source, rather than visiting individual websites. I am a fan of whatever saves me, as a practitioner, time. The resources are designed to be accessed by a GP during a consultation with their patient however, they can also be used by doctors in local hospitals, nurses, pharmacists and allied health staff".
Note to access the direct pathways links below you must be registered and logged in to Murray HealthPathways. Health professionals in our region can get free access here.
- Absolute Cardiovascular risk Disease Risk Assessment
- Advanced or end stage heart failure
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Cardiac catheterisation complications
- Cardiac drugs and monitoring
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral
- Cardiology Investigations
- Chest pain - non acute
- Familial Hypercholesterolaemia
- Heart failure
- Heart murmurs in adults
- Implantable Cardiac devices
- Infective endocarditis prophylaxis
- Long QT syndrome
- Managing exacerbations of heart failure
- Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) follow up
- Post operative care of cardiac patients
- Prosthetic heart valves - follow up
- Statin Intolerance
- Warfarin over anti-coagulation
- Warfarin Starting and Monitoring
Page last updated 13 March 2019