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Medical Cannabinoids: Guideline Summary

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Resource

Source:

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Would guidance around medical cannabinoid prescribing be helpful?

 

The Patients, Experience, Evidence and Research (PEER) group created a summary document around considerations for medical cannabinoid (e.g., nabilone, marijuana, cannabis) use and effectiveness of cannabinoids relative to other pharmacological options in neuropathic pain. Refer to this document when needing support around medical cannabinoid prescribing for patients.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Medication Management

Prescribing medical cannabinoids

Type:

Resource

Source:

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Want a guideline around prescribing medical cannabinoids?

 

The Patients, Experience, Evidence and Research (PEER) group created this guideline for medical cannabinoids (e.g., nabilone, marijuana, cannabis) in primary care. This document includes topics such as the evidence of benefit for cannabinoids in clinical practice. Refer to this guideline when considering the prescription of medical cannabinoids in your practice.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Medication Management

Insulin Prescription Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Diabetes Canada

Want a reference around insulin prescribing?

 

The Canadian Diabetes Association created this template to support clinicians with prescribing insulin products. Refer to this resource if you need a refresher on prescribing insulin products.

Tags: Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medication Management

Medstopper

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

University of British Columbia

Wondering about possible medications to discontinue for your patients?

 

This tool can identify medications to consider discontinuing in your patients along with a suggested taper approach. Use the tool as part of your regular medication reviews.

Tags: Medication Management

#283 COVID-19 and Vitamin D: Partners in Crime, or Simply Associates?

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PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Does Vitamin D help prevent or treat COVID-19?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice evaluates the evidence around Vitamin D and COVID-19. Read this article if you have patients asking about the relationship between Vitamin D and COVID-19.

Tags: Medication Management, COVID-19

#284 Iron dosing frequency: Is less more or just less?

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PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Want to know whether dosing iron differently will lead to different results?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes evidence on dosing of iron supplementation. The dosing schedule compared were once daily, every second day and twice weekly. Refer to this article when prescribing iron supplementation to your patients.

Tags: Medication Management

#302 Still awake? Trazodone for insomnia

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PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Is trazodone effective and safe for your patients with insomnia?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice presents a systematic review of randomized placebo-controlled trials of trazodone, that show the effect of trazodone on sleep quality. Read this article if you are wondering if trazodone is a worthwhile option for your insomniac patients.

Tags: Medication Management, Sleep Disorders

Deprescribing Resources

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Resource

Source:

Bruyère Research Institute

Are you looking for tools and information for you and your patients participate in deprescribing?

 

This website offers information about current approaches and research on deprescribing. The site contains tools and guidance to help with deprescribing, such as a Deprescribing App, patient information pamphlets, guidelines and the Canadian Deprescribing Network.

Tags: Medication Management

Canadian Medical Association Cannabis and the CMA

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Resource

Source:

Canadian Medical Association

Need information and resources on cannabis use for recreational and medical purposes?

 

The Canadian Medical Association repository of resources provides guidance, tools and resources such as the CMA policy on medical marijuana, guidelines for lower-risk cannabis use and patient information.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Medication Management

The Cold Standard - Toolkit - 3rd edition

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Resource

Source:

Choosing Wisely Canada

Looking for information on using antibiotics wisely?

 

Choosing Wisely Canada has released the third edition of The Cold Standard toolkit to help you manage your patients' Respiratory Tract Infections, especially in the era of COVID-19 and virtual care. This practical toolkit provides clinical tools that can support the judicious use of antibiotics in primary care.

Tags: Medication Management, Viral Infections

Quality Standard: Opioid Prescribing for acute pain

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Quality Standards

Source:

Health Quality Ontario

Are you looking for guidance to help manage your patients with acute pain?

 

This quality standard provides guidance on the appropriate prescribing, monitoring, and tapering of opioids to treat acute pain for people 15 years of age and older in all care settings.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Medication Management

Quality Standard: Opioid Prescribing for chronic pain

Type:

Quality Standards

Source:

Health Quality Ontario

Are you looking for guidance to help manage your patients with chronic pain?

 

Health Quality Ontario developed this quality standard that provides guidance on the prescribing, monitoring, and tapering of opioids to treat chronic pain for people 15 years of age and older in all care settings.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Chronic Pain, Medication Management