HealthPathways Update (January 2017) - Focus on Cardiology
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HealthPathways Update
Focus on cardiology

31 January 2017

Cardiology pathways

The HealthPathways cardiology pages cover a range of areas including Atrial Fibrillation, Palpitations, Infective Endocarditis Prophylaxis and even pregnancy related cardiology pathways. Resources available on the site include the HAS-BLED and CHADS2-VaSC scores, and a flow chart to assist in decision making around investigation and referral for heart murmurs in adults. Each pathway contains useful clinical and patient information, where available, as well as local referral information.
If you would like to provide feedback on any pathway, please click on the button located in both the top right hand corner, and in the bottom Page Information box, on every pathway.

The Cardiology Pathways (found in the menu under Medical -> Cardiology, or by searching Cardiology) are extensive (see the menu listing, displayed left). These pathways contain red flags, clinical assessment guidelines, clinical management information based upon best practice and clinical guidelines, as well as referral information for both private and public services in the ACT and Southern NSW region. At the bottom of each pathway you will also find clinical resources and links to patient information where available.

Please note that "Post-operative Care of Cardiac Patients" is yet to be localised (as indicated by the ghosted appearance of the pathway title in the menu). Non-localised pages are displayed in orange, with the New Zealand image (below) running down the right side of the page.

Eating right for a healthy heart

A new year often sees the commitment to New Year’s resolutions and new lifestyle habits. For your patients who are striving to make some healthy improvements in their lives, we have located some great healthy recipe websites, and developed a patient handout for you to provide to your patients:
National Heart Foundationhttps://heartfoundation.org.au/recipes/
Diabetes Australia - https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/recipes/
Dietitians Association of Australia - https://daa.asn.au/smart-eating-for-you/smart-eating-recipes/
Download the Eating right for a healthy heart patient leaflet – contains the above website addresses, tips for getting more fruit and veg into the diet (including information about serving sizes), and recipes. Ready to print out and provide to your patients.

Top 10 Pathways viewed

  1. Chronic Hepatitis C
  2. Developmental Concerns in Children
  3. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
  4. Liver Condition Referrals
  5. Community Paediatricians (Services and Assessments)
  6. Behavioural Concerns in Children aged 4 to 12 years
  7. Obesity Management and Bariatric Services
  8. Paediatrician and Paediatric Specialist Referrals
  9. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Referrals
  10. Hospital in the Home
Data from HealthPathways Website Unique Page Views - 1 October to 31 December, 2016

What's coming up?

We've just started working on the following pathways:
  • Women's Health
    • Menopause
    • Endometriosis
    • Pelvic Pain
    • PCOS
  • Tantrums in Children
  • Urology
    • Haematuria
    • BPH
    • Incontinence
We welcome participation in the development and localisation of pathways. For more information, please contact your local HealthPathways team:
ACT - Capital Health Network (ACT PHN)
Phone: (02) 6287 8099
Email: healthpathways@chnact.org.au

Southern NSW - COORDINARE (SE NSW PHN)
Phone: (02) 4474 8421
Email: healthpathways.snsw@coordinare.org.au
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