New Care Paths Launch
Three new Care Path Guides are now live on the VHAN Hub.
Developed by an interdisciplinary team within VHAN, each Care Path takes navigators, clinicians and specialists through an evidence-based approach to treatment. These resources are based on national and international research and the expert opinions of VHAN members. The following Care Paths are now available:
- Delirium is a prevalent hospital-wide issue that increases mortality risk, length of stay and other complications, but more than one-third of cases are preventable with non-pharmacologic methods. The Delirium Care Path helps providers assess, manage and prevent delirium and its long-term consequences.
- More than 30 million adults in the United States have osteoarthritis, sometimes referred to as degenerative joint disease, with an estimated 70 million Americans at an increased risk for developing the disease by the year 2030. The Osteoarthritis Care Path takes an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and non-surgical and surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, and it offers methods to improve patient engagement in their own care.
- Nationally, more than 40% of U.S. adults are affected by obesity, a chronic progressive disease linked to many medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer. The Obesity Care Path guides providers in the proper management of obesity, whether surgically or non-surgically, to help delay, ameliorate or prevent obesity-related diseases and complications.
You can view all of VHAN’s care paths at VHANhub.com/care-path-guides.