Clinical management protocols: the bedside answer to clinical practice guidelines.
TOPIC: Clinical Management Protocols for trauma patients.
PURPOSE: The goals and process for developing and implementing Clinical Management Protocols are presented. Protocol development and the differences between clinical practice guidelines, critical pathways, and clinical management protocols are discussed.
SOURCES: Published literature, experience, and clinical expertise.
CONCLUSIONS: Utilizing annotated algorithms, the protocols are designed for and driven by patient care based on patient need and require the collaboration of experts and trauma team members.
Published In/Presented At
Fuss, M. A., & Pasquale, M. D. (1998). Clinical management protocols: the bedside answer to clinical practice guidelines. Journal Of Trauma Nursing: The Official Journal Of The Society Of Trauma Nurses, 5(1), 4-11.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty