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COPD Action Plan

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Thoracic Society

Looking for an action plan related to COPD for patients?

 

The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) created a COPD Action Plan to be used alongside patients to help with management of their COPD flare ups. Fill out this action plan alongside your patients to help them self-manage COPD exacerbations.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Viral Prescription Pad - Delayed Prescription

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Choosing Wisely Canada

What do you do when you think your patient’s symptoms will resolve on their own, without antibiotics?

 

Do you need something to help you talk to your patients about antibiotic use? Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) created this patient handout to educate patients and support clinicians. Use this tool to help talk to your patients about their antibiotic use and provide them with a handout to take away after their appointment.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, Viral Infections

COPD Care Map

Type:

Resource

Source:

Lung Health Foundation

Need a reference to help with managing COPD?

 

The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) created a COPD Care Map that outlines diagnosis criteria, treatment options and other factors to consider with COPD management. Refer to this document if you want a comprehensive reference related to COPD diagnosis and management.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Asthma Care Map

Type:

Resource

Source:

Ontario Lung Association

Did you know there is a care map to help with management of care for patients with asthma?

 

This Asthma Care Map that provides points on diagnosis, risk factors for exacerbation and medications for management in primary care. Use the care map when seeing your patient to systematically assess and plan their care.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Asthma Diagnosis and Management Algorithm

Type:

Resource

Source:

Ontario Lung Association

Want a quick reference for asthma?

 

The Lung Health Foundation summarized the details of asthma diagnosis and management into a pathway for clinicians. Access this reference when needing an easy-to-follow algorithm for asthma care.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Quality Standard Placement: Asthma in Children and Adolescents - Care in the Community for People Under 16 Years of Age

Type:

Quality Standards

Source:

Ontario Health

Have a child or adolescent in your clinic who needs support with the diagnosis and management of asthma?

 

This Quality Standard addresses the diagnosis and management of asthma in children and adolescents under 16 years of age, with a focus on primary care and community based settings. This placement is a quick-reference tool to help you summarize this quality standard that includes links to helpful resources and tools.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

#297 Opening a can of helminths: Ivermectin for COVID-19

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Are you being asked questions regarding Ivermectin and if it improves clinical outcomes in COVID-19?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes current best available evidence about Ivermectin's effect on clinical outcomes for COVID-19.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, COVID-19

#298 Long COVID: A (somewhat) short summary of risks, symptoms, and natural course

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Wondering how common is long COVID, what are the symptoms and how long does it last?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice presents the prevalence, risk factors, and symptoms of long COVID based on reviews of observational and other studies. Read this article to learn how to recognize long COVID in your patients.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, COVID-19

#303 CO-KID: Covid vaccine for kids

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

What are the benefits and harms of the available COVID-19 vaccines for children and adolescents?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the efficacy and adverse events seen in randomized controlled trials for two current vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) approved for use in children/adolescents. Read this article to review the latest evidence.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, COVID-19

#304 Budesonide Bests COVID-19

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

What is the effect of inhaled steroids on length of illness, emergency room visits and hospital admissions in outpatients with of COVID-19 infections?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice presents the findings from two randomized controlled trials of inhaled budesonide in patients with COVID-19. Read this article to learn how budesonide affects outcomes of patients with COVID-19.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, COVID-19

CoP Sustainable Inhaler Initiative

Type:

Resource

Source:

Centre for Sustainable Health Systems

Interested in the climate impact of inhalers and want to learn about the opportunities to mitigate them?

 

This website offers information and resources about the climate impact of inhalers, as well as the available options to lessen that impact. The site also offers a good selection of tools and resources to help you make sustainable changes in your practice that will further reduce the harmful effects of inhaler therapy on the environment.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Patient decision aid - Inhalers for asthma

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Preparing to discuss inhaler devices options with an asthma patient?

 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Patient Decision Aid - Inhalers for Asthma is a tool designed to help you and your asthma patients discuss inhaler options that work best for your patient. This decision aid tool provides: an options table; ease of use flowchart; compassion chart; and additional information to help guide your discussion.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Pocket Guide for Asthma Management and Prevention (for adults and children older than 5 years)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Global Initiative for Asthma

Looking for the latest practical resources to help manage your asthma patients?

 

This Pocket Guide for Asthma Management and Prevention, presents a brief summary of the 2021 GINA report, Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention report for primary care providers. This Guide provides information and resources on asthma diagnosis and criteria, patient assessment, symptom management and treatment of exacerbations.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Balancing in-person and Virtual Care (Updated February 2022)

Type:

Resource

Source:

Ontario College of Family Physicians

Looking for some suggestions for how to prioritize in-person visits, PPE and infection control reminders, and how to support your COVID-19 patients?

 

Created by The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP), this summary of considerations for family physicians provide suggestions to help support decision making regarding in-person visits. It includes principles to guide your decision making; examples of when in-person care is required; PPE and infection control; and caring for your COVID-19 patients.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, COVID-19, COVID-19 Community of Practice

Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin

Type:

Resource

Source:

Public Health Ontario

Looking for a weekly update on Flu and other respiratory pathogens in Ontario?

 

The Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin (ORPB), published by Public Health Ontario, is a comprehensive, weekly summary of provincial respiratory pathogen activity. Including information on the onset, duration, conclusion, geographic patterns, severity and progression of seasonal influenza activity. Use this resource to find out about the spread and intensity of respiratory pathogen activity and influenza in Ontario.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, Viral Infections