A new suite of infant pathways is now available on HealthPathways Melbourne, in a significant boost for the primary care of babies in our region.
Developed in collaboration with GPs, subject matter experts, paediatricians, and maternal and child health nurses, they will give health professionals a comprehensive new tool to call on at the point of care, streamlining the management and referral process.
The pathways are designed to help GPs by reinforcing their decisions and building the confidence of caregivers. They cover common concerns for infants and their caregivers including:
- Unsettled Infants
- Rashes and Skin Lesions in Early Infancy
- Infant Sleep Concerns
- Nutrition and Feeding Concerns
- Low Birth Weight and Premature Infants
- Infant Routine Check.
The Infant Routine Check pathway is particularly useful for general practice as it contains everything needed for this common appointment, easily accessible at the point of care.
The pathways provide GPs and other primary care practitioners with best-practice guidance for managing infants and providing family-centred care, as well as local referral options. Pathways are regularly updated so GPs don’t need to worry about missing out on the latest information and referral guidance.
“These highly anticipated resources will help to fill the gap of information both for parents/carers and also clinicians in general practice.” – Dr Scott Parsons, Royal Children’s Hospital GP and HealthPathways Melbourne Clinical Editor.
Questions and feedback about the pathways
The HealthPathways Melbourne team encourage all feedback about any pages on HealthPathways Melbourne. Use the Send Feedback button, visible at the top right corner of each pathway.