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Treatment of Adult Major Depressive Disorder

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Resource

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking for a comprehensive resource to support management and treatment of adults with major depressive disorder (MDD)?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference for MDD in adults covering topics such as screening, diagnosis, and pharmacotherapy options, along with considerations for special patient populations (pregnant people, older adults, etc.). Use this reference to support your diagnosis or management of a patient with depression symptoms and encourage them to share with their caregiver, family, and friends.

Tags: Mental Health

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

Bye, Bye PPI Toolkit

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Choosing Wisely Canada

Looking for a resource that can help you with reassessing and deprescribing proton pump inhibitors (PPI)?

 

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) created this tool to include strategies primary care clinicians can use to reassess, deprescribe, and manage PPIs. Access the toolkit to provide you with the information you need to reassess patients on long term PPIs.

Tags: Gastroenterology

Viral Prescription Pad - Delayed Prescription

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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

Headache - Four Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

Type:

Resource

Source:

Choosing Wisely Canada

Want to know 4 things physicians should question when it comes to headaches?

 

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) summarizes key points regarding headaches to consider the next time you are assessing and managing your patient’s headaches.

Tags: Neurology

Radiology - Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

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Resource

Source:

Choosing Wisely Canada

Want to know 5 things’ physicians should question when it comes to investigations involving imaging?

 

Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) summarized 5 points that physicians should consider prior to ordering imaging. Use these points to engage in conversation with your patients the next time you are thinking about ordering diagnostic imaging.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging

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

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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

Simplified Lipids Guideline

Type:

Guideline

Source:

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Searching for a guideline around lipid management in primary care?

 

The Patients, Experience, Evidence and Research (PEER) group created this guideline around lipids and the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. Refer to this guideline when prescribing and managing lipid related therapy for your patients.

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease

CRAFFT Screening Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

CRAFFT

Are you looking for a tool designed specifically for adolescents’ substance use?

 

The Boston Children's Hospital created the CRAFFT Screening Tool to be taken by the patient or administered by a clinician to screen for substance use in adolescents (aged 12-21). Consider this tool as foundational to your toolkit.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Diabetes Canada CPGs

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Diabetes Canada

Looking for a comprehensive resource for diabetes care?

 

The Canadian Diabetes Association created the 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines to support clinicians with the management of patients with diabetes. Refer to these resources as a first stop when you have questions about type 1 or 2 diabetes care.

Tags: Endocrinology and Metabolism

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

WHO Growth Chart

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Dietitians of Canada

Do you need to access reference charts for tracking the growth of infants and children?

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) created this set of growth charts for Canada that clinicians can use when monitoring the growth of their paediatric patients. Use this repository when discussing growth for your paediatric population in your practice.

Tags: Pediatrics

Management of Epilepsy in Adults and Children

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Epilepsy Implementation Task Force

Do you need to review an Ontario based guideline for epilepsy in adults and children?

 

The Critical Care Services Ontario (CCSO) created Provincial Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy in Adults and Children to support clinical care within the context of an Ontario healthcare setting. Access this tool when you need a refresher on the Ontario guidelines.

Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics

Hamilton Depression Rating Scale

Type:

Resource

Source:

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry

Searching for a rating scale around symptoms of depression?

 

The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) is a widely used clinician-administered assessment scale around depression. This version contains 17 items related to symptoms of depression and each item is rated on a scale. Use this assessment scale if you are looking for options around measurement of severity around depressive symptoms.

Tags: Mental Health

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

Canadian C-Spine Rule

Type:

Resource

Source:

MDCalc

Would a decision aid help you safely assess the need for imaging for a potential c-spine injury?

 

The Canadian C-Spine Rule is a well-validated decision aid that can be used to safely rule out cervical spine injury (CSI) in alert, stable trauma patients without the need to obtain radiographic images.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging

Canadian CT Head Injury/Trauma Rule

Type:

Resource

Source:

MDCalc

Looking for a screening tool to help determine whether minor head injury patients require a CT scan?

 

The Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR) is a scoring tool that can suggest whether a patient with a minor head injury should have further imaging. Use this tool to support your decision making around minor head injuries and whether imaging may be needed.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging

Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS)

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

MDCalc

Searching for a self-assessment tool your patients can use?

 

The Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (QIDS) is a self-assessment tool patients can used to score depression related symptoms. The tool has 16 symptoms that can be scored, providing you with information that helps assess impact of treatment.

Tags: Mental Health

Management of AUD, OUD and opioid prescribing

Type:

Resource

Source:

META:PHI

Want a comprehensive reference for management of alcohol use disorder (AUD), opioid use disorder (OUD) or opioid prescribing?

 

The Women's College Hospital (WCH) supported the creation of this reference to support clinicians on setting up and implementing care for addiction related disorders. This document includes guidance and recommendations around topics such as common patient questions, assessment tools, and medication prescribing. Refer to this Pocket Reference for AUD, OUD, and opioid prescribing.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

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

Immunization Well-Child Toolkit

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Ministry of Health

Looking for a resource to help you have a conversation with parents about vaccine-preventable illnesses and immunizations recommended for children?

 

The Ontario Government created the Immunization Well-Child Toolkit to support healthcare professionals in having conversations with patients and parents about healthy choices, risks, and responsibilities. Consider using these resources to prepare yourself for the conversation and to share with parents as handouts.

Tags: Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Are you in need of a screening tool to use for suicide assessment?

 

This 3-page questionnaire related to suicide assessment is evidence based and has been successfully used in a variety of settings. Implement this questionnaire in your practice to support your assessment related to suicide risk in your patients.

Tags: Mental Health

Patient Resources: Mental Health and Addictions

Type:

Patient Education

Source:

Ontario College of Family Physicians

Searching for a resource sheet for patients around mental health and addictions in Ontario?

 

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) and the University of Toronto (UofT) summarized resources that patients with mental health conditions can access. Provide this reference to patients looking for more information around available resources for mental health and addictions.

Tags: Mental Health