The ED Clinical Pathway for Children and Youth with Mental Health Conditions and the related decision-support tools were developed to guide and support the care of children and youth who present to an ED with mental health or addiction issues. The Clinical Pathway also includes a process that facilitates a seamless transition to follow-up services with appropriate community-based agencies.
These resources are intended to enhance the capacity of the health system by using protocols that ensure anyone discharged from an ED has a stabilization plan and, if necessary, receives timely follow-up.
Download the ED Clinical Pathway Toolkit (2013). The Appendices and related documents can be found below.
View the abstract of a paper about this work published in the July 2018 issue of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America.