Guidelines & Care Pathways

Standardized Practice Guidelines

These practice guidelines serve as a reference for health care professionals and patients within the MultiCare Connected Care affiliated network. The guidelines provide an evidence-based* framework for evaluating, treating or preventing various health conditions. The guidelines are not meant to replace clinical judgment of individual providers and are not meant for all circumstances. The term Adult refers to persons generally older than 18 years of age and Pediatric refers to persons generally younger than 18 years of age proposed by The Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Health Network. Additional patient education information is linked at the far right.

Clinical Condition Status Age Type Clinical Category Documents
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Status

Approved 5/31/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pulmonary
Adolescent Depression Screening Care Guideline

Status

Approved 6/17/2016

Age

Pediatric

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pediatric
Breast Cancer Screening Support Strategy Care Guideline

Status

Approved 11/9/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Primary Care
Central Line Care Guideline

Status

Approved 11/28/2017

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Critical Care

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Cervical Cancer Screening Support Strategy Care Guideline

Status

Approved 11/9/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Primary Care
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Status

Open Comment 1/15/2019

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pulmonary

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Colorectal Cancer Screen Support Strategy Care Guideline

Status

Approved 11/9/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Primary Care
Diabetes Mellitus Poor Control Support Strategy Care Guideline

Status

Approved 11/9/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Primary Care
DVT Clinical Practice Guideline

Status

Approved 5/1/2017

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Cardiovascular
Early Mobility Care Guideline

Status

Open Comment 3/25/19

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Critical Care
Echocardiograms for Aortic Valve Stenosis

Status

Pending Final Approval 6/26/2018

Age

All Ages

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Cardiac, Cardiovascular
Echocardiograms for Mitral Regurgitation

Status

Pending Final Approval 6/26/2018

Age

All Ages

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Cardiac, Cardiovascular
Elective Colon Surgery

Status

Pending Final Approval 1/7/2019

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery - General

Elective Colon Surgery Patient Action Plan

Elective Colon Surgery Patient Education Part 1

Elective Colon Surgery Patient Education Part 2

Elective Hysterectomy

Status

Approved 12/1/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery - Gynecology
Glycemic Control in Surgical Patients Care Guideline

Status

Pending Final Approval 5/1/2017

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery - General, Surgery- Orthopedics
Heart Failure Care Pathway

Status

Approved 1/1/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Cardiac
Hemodynamic Volume Responsiveness Care Guideline

Status

Approved 6/19/2018

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pulmonary, Critical Care

Volume Responsiveness Guideline approved

Hypertension Control Support Strategy Care Guideline

Status

Approved 11/9/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Primary Care
Hypothermia: Temperature Mgmnt, Post Cardiac Arrest

Status

Approved 12/1/2015

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Cardiac
Labor and Postpartum Care for the Bariatric Obstetric Patient

Status

Approved 6/17/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pediatric Ambulatory Asthma Care Guideline

Status

Approved 2/24/2017

Age

Pediatric

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pediatric
Pediatric Asthma Urgent Care/Emergency Department and Inpatient Care Guideline

Status

Approved 6/1/2016

Age

Pediatric

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pediatric
Pediatric to Adult IBD Transition Care Guideline

Status

Approved 11/18/2016

Age

All Ages

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery - General, Pediatric
Pneumonia Care Guideline

Status

Approved 11/20/2017

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pulmonary

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Preeclampsia Care Guideline

Status

Pending Final Approval 12/28/2018

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Prenatal Care for the Bariatric Obstetric Patient

Status

Approved 6/17/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Preoperative Fasting for Elective Surgery

Status

Approved 2/20/2015

Age

All Ages

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery - General

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Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Care Guideline

Status

Approved 6/3/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery- Orthopedics
Primary Total Knee and Hip MRSA Pre-Op Screening and Antibiotic Prophylaxis

Status

Approved 12/1/2015

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery- Orthopedics
Primary Total Knee and Hip Venous ThromboEmbolic Prophlyaxis

Status

Approved 12/1/2015

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery- Orthopedics
Severe Sepsis in Adult Patients

Status

Approved 6/21/2017

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Infections, Emergency Services, Critical Care
Submassive Massive Pulmonary Emboli Care Guideline

Status

Approved 5/15/2018

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Critical Care

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Total Joint Blood Conservation TXA

Status

Approved 12/1/2015

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Surgery- Orthopedics
Treatment of Inpatients with Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Status

Approved 5/31/2016

Age

Adult

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Well Child Care 0-15 Month Care Guideline

Status

Approved 2/20/2018

Age

Pediatric

Type

Treatment

Clinical Category

Pediatric, Primary Care

For all Care Guidelines developed we offer potentially impacted stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback through an open comment period. The final approval process takes place within the Collaborative program.

* The process of determining evidence based criteria involves the review of peer-reviewed literature and nationally published guidelines in the open literature where there is evidence supporting these recommendations. When possible, along with the reference, the original literature or links are provided to provide accurate assignment of original authorship.