Conjunctivitis Care Process Model
Care Process Models (CPMs) promote evidence based, safe, and high-value care for patients with common or high-risk clinical conditions when national or international guidelines are not available or applicable. CPMs are informed by methodical review of scientific literature and the consensus of a multidisciplinary committee of subject matter experts and key stakeholders at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Processes within CPMs may be specific to Children’s Mercy Kansas City and should be evaluated before applying to a different setting.
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- Inflammation of the conjunctiva.
- Typically accompanied by discharge.
Team members involved in the development:
- A. DePorre, MD | Hospital Medicine | Committee chair
- J. Michael, DO | Emergency Medicine & Evidence Based Practice Department | Committee member
- J. Bartlett, PhD, RN | Evidence Based Practice Department | Committee member
- K. Vanlandingham, RHIA | Director, Provider Informatics | Committee member
- G. Abraham, MD | Medical Informatics & Emergency Medicine | Committee member
- Tracy Taylor | IS Analyst, Provider Informatics | Committee member
- Finalized date: June 2012; August 2018; April 2020
- Next expected revision date: Due for revision.
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This care process model does not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different, and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare care process models for each. Accordingly, this care process model should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.