Online Clinical Pathways
Map of Medicine
Map of Medicine is an online tool that creates a clear picture of the entire patient journey, making it easier for health professionals to make appropriate decisions at the point of care. It combines clinical guidelines and referral information in a way that supports local clinicians to improve their patients’ access to best-practice care.
GPs, hospital specialists and community clinicians work together to develop localised, evidence-based pathways that provide a single hub to access information on assessment, management and referral options.
Map of Medicine is available for clinicians working in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula catchment.
Registered users can click on the links below to view the latest localised pathways.
Adults approaching the end of life
- End of life care in adults – early identification
- Advance Care Planning
- Management of symptoms in palliative care
- Care in the last days of life
Behavioural Issues – Child and Youth
- Behavioural Issues Child 0-5 years
- Behavioural Issues Child 5-12 years
- Behavioural Issues Youth 12-18 years
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- COPD - Suspected
- COPD - Management
- COPD - Pharmacological management
- COPD - Acute exacerbation management
- Depression - assessment and diagnosis
- Depression - mild
- Depression - moderate
- Depression - severe
- Depression - referral option
- Diabetes – prevention, screening and diagnosis
- Type 2 diabetes – management
- Diabetes - complications
Low Back and Radicular Pain
- Low back pain – assessment
- Persistent low back pain – management
- Acute low back pain – management
- Low back pain – radicular
- Persistent cough and suspected asthma in children
- Acute asthma exacerbation in children (primary care)
- Management of chronic asthma in children
Residential aged care
- Allied health consultations in residential aged care
- Preventing avoidable hospital presentations for residents in aged care
- A single hub for comprehensive local information about referral options and eligibility criteria
- Redirection of referrals to appropriate services
- Reduced waiting lists for overburdened secondary and tertiary services
- Improved integration of care
- Enhanced communication between primary, community, and hospital clinicians
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.
- Detailed pathways and quick reference guides
- Patient guides
- Instructions on how to import the resources directly into your practice software
Lung Cancer Pathway
Colorectal Cancer Pathway
Dementia Pathways Tool
The SEMPHN Dementia Online Tool offers GPs and general practice nurses a web-based repository of dementia-related information, tools, service directories and resources aimed at enhancing current assessment, management and referral practices. The pathway can be found here.
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.
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