Clinical management protocols: the bedside answer to clinical practice guidelines.Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
AbstractTOPIC: Clinical Management Protocols for trauma patients. PURPOSE: The goals and process for developing and implementing Clinical Management Protocols are presented. Protocol development and the differences between clinical practice guidelines, critical pathways, and clinical management protocols are discussed. SOURCES: Published literature, experience, and clinical expertise. CONCLUSIONS: Utilizing annotated algorithms, the protocols are designed for and driven by patient care based on patient need and require the collaboration of experts and trauma team members.
Fuss, M. A., & Pasquale, M. D. (1998). Clinical management protocols: the bedside answer to clinical practice guidelines. Journal Of Trauma Nursing: The Official Journal Of The Society Of Trauma Nurses, 5(1), 4-11.