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Clinical Pathways promote evidence based, safe, and high-value care for patients by providing clinical recommendations and standard processes. They are developed by multidisciplinary committees of subject matter experts, informed by methodical review of available evidence and consensus among committee members. 

Clinical Pathway: 

Inclusion criteria: 

  • Patients presenting with a dislodged and/or nonfunctioning gastrostomy tube.

Team members involved in the development: 

  • L. Schroeder MD | Chief Medical Quality & Safety | Committee member 
  • J. Michael MD | Evidence Based Practice Department & Emergency Medicine | Committee member 
  • J. Bartlett PhD, RN | Evidence Based Practice Department | Committee member 
  • J. Giovanni MD | Emergency Medicine | Committee member 

Publication dates: 

  • Finalized date: March 8, 2018; October 2020; December 2022 
  • Next expected revision date: December 2025

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These pathways do 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 a pathway for each. Accordingly, these pathways should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.