Care Pathways are an important component of patient-centered care. The use of evidence-based care pathways contributes to quality and efficient patient care, while also creating a standardized process for care, treatment, and documentation that supports clinical excellence and controls costs. Other benefits include:
- Continuity of care
- Improved clinical outcomes
- Appropriate Lengths of stay
- Increased patient and staff satisfaction
Care Pathways will become standard practice for all Island hospitals as we work to create a health system that is based on quality, efficiency, equity, and sustainability.
Current Care Pathways:
Health PEI currently has five clinical pathway packages:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
- Heart Failure
Other Client Education Materials:
These education materials have been developed for staff to educate clients.
Who can I contact for more information?
Dorothy Dewar, Nursing Research Lead
Telephone: (902) 620-3897