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Level 2: Care Pathways

Lay Descriptors

  • The patient has a clearly defined problem but there may be a small number of additional factors that affect how treatment is provided
  • The care is fully planned out but there is a need for regular observation to look out for any variations or unplanned changes in the patient’s condition
  • The work to deliver care may be described on a detailed pathway designed to deliver a specific treatment, for a common problem
  • The work to deliver care will include several routine tasks planned together, some skilled interventions and ongoing clinical decision making, but remains within the normal routines of the nursing team.