Clinical pathways are very essential in the practice of pediatric nursing.They support the implementation of evidence-based practice,improve clinical processes by reducing risk,reduce duplication through the use of a standardised tool, and reduce variation in health service process delivery.Nurses play an imperative role in identifying ,managing various illnesses ,preventing complications by intervening at the correct time .They also play co-ordinating roles between the teams .They are patient advocates and patient and their family counsellors. Clinical pathways give appropriate direction for nursing action and they have evolved through evidences.The clinical pathways must be available in the units for various pediatric conditions for pediatric nurses which will enable them to carry out their interventions quickly without any delay.Timely interventions will reduce morbidity and mortalily in day to day practice.Efforts must be taken by the pediatric faculty to introduce the clinical pathways for various specialities and various conditions.
This presentation is intended to insist on the importance of bringing out clinical pathways in the country for pediatric population which will be freely available for nurses in their clinical practice.
I am Mary Anbarasi Johnson working as a professor and Head in pediatric nursing department ,CMC Vellore.I worked as Clinical Nurse Specialist in PICU for a year and as Assit Professor in USA for two years.I also worked in administration in nursing ,in Saudi Arabia Defence Sector. CMC gave me opportunity to be Master trainer for International Projects like GFATM ,IMNCI at national level aswell national projects like ICMR Infection control ,Child Sexual Abuse Protection ,OSCE by Dr.MGR Medical university aswell Diabetic Educators programme etc. It also gave me opportunity to be examiner or paper setter for various levels of nursing students for 6 universities and inspector for Dr.MGR Medical University .I am very much interested in reviewing articles.I have published in 70 national , international journals and presented in around 30 national and international conferences. I have also contributed for 5 book chapters and is working on publishing a book soon. I have served in CMC Vellore as addl.Deputy Nurisng Superintendent for staff training and quality assurance aswell in CMC Instituitional research board as a member for a term of 4 years.I am reviewer or editorial member or advisory member in more than 50 international journals.I am also a reciepient of President”s Gold medal for standing first in the university for Bsc.N programme .I give all thanks to Lord Jesus Christ who is the reason for my living.I am indepted to my family ,teahcers and friends for their encouragement and support and particularly to CMC Vellore which has mentored me.