A new statewide program is set to help deliver better, safer care for children, while also reducing the pressure on overstretched hospital emergency departments.
New online paediatric HealthPathways are being developed to assist GPs provide best practice care for young patients presenting with low complexity, high volume conditions in a primary care setting.
The Victorian Primary Health Network Alliance (VPHNA) is working with Safer Care Victoria's Paediatric Clinical Network to translate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (developed by the Royal Children's Hospital) into Statewide Paediatric HealthPathways.
The pathways are designed for use during GP consultations and are written by GP clinical editors through collaboration with local GPs, hospital-based specialists, nurses, allied health professionals and other subject matter experts.
The first suite of clinical pathways, that focus on respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions, were released on 31 January 2018.
Click here to read more and to access the individual pathways.