Musculoskeletal Treatment Guidelines
The Musculoskeletal Treatment Guidelines were created to assist health care providers (Medics, LPN’s,
RN’s, Physicians, etc.) in providing care. These guidelines aid in establishing basic standards of care,
assist in ensuring all patients receive the same care and information, provides easy access to information for the
provider and help prevent multiple variations of treatment.
MAMC Clinical Standards
MAMC clinical standards are derived from best practice recommendations and represent the expected care for a patient with a particular problem. The standards represent minimal elements to which providers must adhere. As clinical standards represent the essential elements of care for a particular problem, they will be used as a monitoring tool for quality assessment and improvement.
MAMC Referral Guidelines
Care provider should use MAMC referral guidelines to help determine the best approach to treatment of patients, as well as when to refer to a specialist. If the patient's diagnosis meets the criteria for specialty care referral, then strong consideration should be given for consultation with the appropriate specialty care clinic. This section explains the goals of the specialty care clinic, and at what point the management of this condition will be returned to the primary care physician.
MAMC Pharmacy Guidelines
MAMC pharmacy guidelines serve as an education tool for the use of medications in the treatment of specific disease states. While general prescribing guidelines can be written, not every patient will fit these guidelines. The physician, in light of all circumstances presented by an individual patient, must make the ultimate judgment regarding the appropriateness of any specific therapy.
MAMC Lab Test Info
Lab Test Information is provided to assist in locating submission requirements, special instructions, normal ranges, and other specific test information for all testing performed by the Department of Pathology.
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