Ambulatory Emergency Care Pathways
The Ambulatory Care Pathways have been designed by a team of local GPs; St Richard's and Worthing Hospital Consultants and Community Nurses. They summarise current 'best practice' and offer different treatment options.
The purpose of Ambulatory Care is to select a cohort of 'ambulant' (i.e. not extremely frail) patients; in whom further risk stratification is required; but not necessarily an acute admission. These patients can be seen in an Ambulatory Care area – be assessed by Acute Medical Consultants and potentially started on treatment; but then discharged to be managed safely in the community. This improves the patient journey as well as reducing acute hospital admissions.
- DVT Pathway
- DVT Supporting guidance
- Exacerbation of Chronic Heart Failure
For further national guidance and information please see NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
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