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CORE Back Tool

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Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you need a concise and informative tool for examination, management, and clinical decision-making in patients with low back pain?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this resource to summarize and organize low back pain assessment and identify red flags. This tool will help you walk through the history, conduct physical examinations, and provide initial management for your patients.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Orthopedics , Practising Well

CORE Neck Tool and Headache Navigator

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

How do you know whether your patient who complains of headaches and neck pain needs additional investigation?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference to support clinicians with differentiating, assessing, and managing neck pain and headaches. Read these materials to obtain a thorough understanding around what questions to ask your patients during your assessment, and what points to emphasize in your teaching.

Tags: Chronic Pain

Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you need a resource related to management of chronic non-cancer pain?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this toolkit around management of chronic non-cancer pain. This reference includes considerations that can be made in the context of COVID-19. Topics include management plan, opioid medications, and support materials. Use this resource to access clinician and patient resources related to chronic non-cancer pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain

Opioid Manager

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking for a reference around prescribing and managing opioids while balancing the risks and desired benefits?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this resource to support primary care providers with prescribing and managing opioids in patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Use this tool when you need support managing patients with chronic non-cancer pain that are on opioids.

Tags: Chronic Pain

Opioid Tapering Template

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you want a resource that helps evaluate the appropriateness of opioid use in your patients and guides you how to reduce opioid dosage in a safe and effective way?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a template for evaluating a patient's opioid therapy to determine if tapering is appropriate. It includes information on various considerations to take and talking points a clinician can use to support opioid therapy assessment in your practice.

Tags: Chronic Pain

Non-medical Cannabis Resource

Type:

Resource

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Looking for non-medical cannabis references you can share with your patients that outlines the harms and benefits of cannabis?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) resource around non-medical cannabis use supports primary care providers in the discussion of cannabis benefits and harms, as well as management of side effects. Consider this resource when you are discussing non-medical cannabis use with your patient.

Tags: Addiction Medicine, Chronic Pain

Medical Cannabinoids: Guideline Summary

Type:

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

2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre

Do you need guidelines on opioids for chronic non-cancer pain?

 

McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote National Pain Centre created a repository of guidelines and resources for clinicians to guide evidence-based practice. Access the guidelines to stay up-to-date on opioids for chronic non-cancer pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain

Ontario Pain Management Resources

Type:

Resource

Source:

Ontario Health (HQO)

Are you looking for an Ontario created resource for pain management?

 

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) brought together guidelines, education, supports, and resources around pain management in primary care. Refer to this website when looking for an Ontario created resource around pain management.

Tags: Chronic Pain

Low Back Pain

Type:

Resource

Source:

Reframe Health Lab

Looking for a short video that summarizes various aspects of low back pain management?

 

Dr. Mike Evans of Reframe Health Lab created this 11-minute video around low back pain for both healthcare providers and patients. Watch this video if you or your patient want a refresher on various aspects of managing low back pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Orthopedics , Practising Well

#269 Osteoarthritis pain getting you down? Duloxetine

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Need the latest evidence for using SNRIs to treat osteoarthritis pain?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice highlights the latest evidence for using SNRIs to treat osteoarthritis pain. Consider this article when managing a patient with osteoarthritis pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Orthopedics

#276 Glucosamine & Chondroitin: Natural remedies for osteoarthritis?

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Does glucosamine/chondroitin work for treatment of osteoarthritis pain?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the latest evidence on glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis pain. Read this article when determining the impact of glucosamine and chondroitin on osteoarthritis pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Orthopedics , Rheumatology

#290 Needle in a Pain-Stack: Acupuncture for ´╗┐Chronic Low Back Pain

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Do you wonder about the effectiveness of acupuncture for management of low back pain?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides the latest evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture for management of low back pain. Read this article to support your conversations around acupuncture and low back pain.

Tags: Chronic Pain

Quality Standard: Chronic Pain - Care for Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Type:

Quality Standards

Source:

Ontario Health

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

 

This quality standard addresses care for people with chronic pain lasting longer than 3 months, and where any signs of serious underlying pathology or other treatable conditions requiring medical or surgical management have been ruled out.

Tags: Chronic Pain

#309 Can our brains help our pain? Psychological interventions for chronic low back pain

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Is pain management just mind over matter?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice presents evidence that psychological interventions lead to clinical improvements in pain for patients, compared to control. Interventions studied include cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Mental Health

PEER simplified chronic pain guideline

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Family Physician

Looking for a guideline on how to manage chronic pain in your patients?

 

This guideline for the management of chronic pain, including osteoarthritis, low back pain, and neuropathic pain, highlights best available evidence including both benefits and harms for a number of treatment interventions.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Neurology, Rheumatology

PEER simplified chronic pain guideline - 1 page Summary

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Family Physician

Looking for a guideline on how to manage chronic pain in your patients?

 

This 1-page summary summarizes the simplified guidelines for the management of chronic pain. It includes a listing of treatment interventions for osteoarthritic, chronic low back and neuropathic pain, along with their benefits.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Neurology, Rheumatology, Practising Well

Comparing Treatment Options for Pain: The C-TOP Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

PEER

Need a tool to help you determine treatment options for patients who suffer from chronic pain?

 

This calculator shows the potential benefits and possible harms associated with different treatments for pain. It also highlights key things to consider when choosing treatment, including the most common side effects or cost.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Neurology, Rheumatology

Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast

Type:

Resource

Source:

Therapeutics Education Collaboration

Need to hear what your peers think of the PEER Simplified Pain Guidelines?

 

The Best Science (BS) Medicine Podcast has a 4 part series (episodes 506-509) discussing the PEER Simplified Pain Guidelines.

Tags: Chronic Pain, Neurology, Rheumatology

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