Online Clinical Pathways

Pathways 

Pathways help clinicians provide quality clinical care and referral. These pathways create a clear picture of the entire patient journey and help health professionals make best practice decisions at the point of care. 

SEMPHN used Map of Medicine as an online pathways tool until the parent company ceased support of the tool at end of 2017. We are working towards providing an up to date and robust online pathways tool later in 2018.

All our pathways are available in ONLINE PDF with embedded hyperlinks below. 

Adults approaching the end of life

Includes:

Alcohol and other drug misuse

Includes:

Behavioural Issues – Child and Youth

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Chronic Hepatitis C (HCP)

Includes:

Chronic Kidney Disease

Includes:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Includes:

Dementia

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Depression

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Developmental Delay

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Diabetes

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Eating disorders

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Family Violence

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Heart Failure

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Hip Surgery Referral

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Knee Surgery Referral

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Low Back and Radicular Pain

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Mental health services

Includes:

Oral Health

Includes:

Osteoarthritis

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Paediatric Asthma

Includes:

Peninsula Health Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Prostate Cancer

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Residential aged care

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Smoking Cessation

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Optimal Care Pathways

Optimal Cancer Care Pathways (OCPs) are national guides to the best cancer care for 15 specific tumour types. They describe key stages in a patient’s cancer journey - from diagnosis to survivorship or end-of-life care, and expected optimal care.

Following the pathways can help ensure that all people diagnosed with cancer get the best possible care, regardless of where they live or have cancer treatment.  OCPs have been developed and endorsed by the National Cancer Expert Reference Group, Cancer Australia and Cancer Council Australia.

OCPs include:


Lung Cancer Pathway

The Lung Cancer pathway localised for South Eastern Melbourne can be found here. Please click here for a print version.


Colorectal Cancer Pathway

The Colorectal Cancer pathway localised for South Eastern Melbourne can be found here. Please click here for a print version.


Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) Pathway

The SEMPHN Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) pathway offers GPs information about new curative treatments. 

The new treatments: 

  • are easy to take
  • have minimal side effects
  • offer a cure rate greater than 95%
  • are available to anyone over the age of 18 who has the Hepatitis C virus and who has a Medicare card. 

The pathway including links can be found here. Please click here for a print version.


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