A new Bladder Exstrophy pathway has been created to optimize prenatal and neonatal care, standardize surgical approach, streamline inpatient stays, improve coordination between specialties and offer increased support and education to families. The pathway went live May 22.

Pathway Highlights:

  • Updated patient education documents explaining this rare condition and the Seattle Children’s Hospital pathway for management
  • Recommendations for prenatal counseling and postnatal care including resources for outside providers to access immediately after birth and diagnosis
  • Standardization of timeline and goals for neonatal, pre-operative and post-operative care at Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Targeted antibiotic approach before, during and after surgical repair
  • Optimization of surgical repair including age for surgery, surgical approach, fluid management, transfusion guideline and pain control options

For more information, reference the Bladder Exstrophy pathway page. For questions or concerns, contact the pathway team: BladderExstrophy@seattlechildrens.org.