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Surrey Place

Searching for a resource that supports adults with intellectual and development disabilities with medical appointments?

 

Surrey Place created this tool for adults with a disability, providers, and their caregivers that can be used to help remember what happened at medical visits and follow ups. An electronic template is available for you to use with your patients.

Tags: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A Comprehensive Health Assessment of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Clinical Tool

Source:

Surrey Place

Do you need a resource that supports the health assessment of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

 

Surrey Place created this tool that primary care providers can use during a health assessment to reduce the risk of missing common and important health issues. Consider this template to guide your assessment of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Tags: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

HELP with Emotional and Behavioural Concerns in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Surrey Place

Have you needed support with emotional distress and behavioral concerns in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

 

Surrey Place created this guidance document that covers assessment and treatment of these concerns. This tool includes a systematic approach to assessment that can be implemented into practice. Consider using the approach when unsure about how to manage emotional and behavioural concerns in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Tags: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Decision Making in Health Care of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Promoting Capabilities

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Surrey Place

Have you needed support with respecting decision making of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities?

 

Surrey Place created this tool that clinicians can use to support planning of how to accommodate for their patients. Consider this tool when you have an upcoming visit with a patient with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Tags: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Breast Cancer Survivorship Tool

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Clinical Tool

Source:

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

Want a tool that can help ensure you are providing the best care to breast cancer survivors?

 

The College of Family Physicians of Canada's (CFPC) Cancer Care Committee created this evidence-based tool to provide clinicians with a resource that outlines an evidence-based plan that can be used with breast cancer survivors. Access the Breast Cancer Survivorship Tool to see how you can help breast cancer survivors advocate for themselves.

Tags: Oncology

Absolute CVD Risk/Benefit Calculator

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Therapeutics Education Collaboration

Would you like an interactive tool you can use with your patients to walk through their risks and the impact of lifestyle and treatment options?

 

The Absolute CVD Risk/Benefit Calculator is designed to dynamically show how specific risk factors impact cardiovascular risk. Use this tool to help your patient understand the choices available to them and to guide shared decisions on how they can reduce their risks.

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease

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

Alcohol Screening Questionnaire (AUDIT)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) SBIRT Project

Has your patient screened positive for alcohol use?

 

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) contains screening questions, instructions on scoring and interpreting the score and intervention messaging you can use. Plan your next patient visit by sharing this tool in advance and learning how to interpret their results.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Drug Screening Questionnaire (DAST)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) SBIRT Project

Are you in need of a screening tool for patient recreational drug use?

 

The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) is a screening tool that can be used in adults to determine the impact of drugs on a patient’s health and suggests possible actions to take. Consider using this screening tool if you are looking for a questionnaire to use in your practice when caring for patients with a history of recreational drug use.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

#269 Osteoarthritis pain getting you down? Duloxetine

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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

#270 Burning Evidence for Fosfomycin in Cystitis

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PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Is fosfomycin (Monurol®) effective for urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the evidence on fosfomycin (Monurol®) effectiveness for treatment of uncomplicated UTIs. Consider this resource when making treatment decisions for a UTI.

Tags: Urology

#271 Be still my quivering heart: alcohol and atrial fibrillation

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PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

How should you prioritize alcohol abstinence when managing atrial fibrillation?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides the latest information to help determine prioritization of alcohol abstinence when managing atrial fibrillation. Read this article to get the latest evidence on alcohol use and atrial fibrillation.

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease

#272 Putting the FUN in fungi (Part 2): Topical management of tinea pedis

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PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

How effective are treatments for athletes’ foot?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the evidence for various treatments used for athletes’ foot. Refer to this information when managing a patient with athletes’ foot.

Tags: Dermatology

#273 Virtual visits versus face-to-face: Diagnostic accuracy in primary care

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Should you expect a change in diagnosis accuracy when utilizing virtual visits for your patients?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides numbers for change in diagnosis accuracy when utilizing virtual visits compared to in-person visits. Read the article for concrete statistics around diagnosis accuracy with virtual visits.

Tags: Practice Management

#274 Making your head spin: Betahistine for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo

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PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Should you still use betahistine for management of vertigo?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the evidence of betahistine in the management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Refer back to this information when prescribing betahistine for vertigo.

Tags: Neurology

#275 A good sleep would be dop(aminergic) doc! Pramipexole in restless legs syndrome

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Should you continue using pramipexole (Mirapex®) for restless leg syndrome?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the latest evidence on pramipexole (Mirapex®) for restless leg syndrome. Refer to this article when prescribing at pramipexole for restless legs.

Tags: Neurology, Sleep Disorders

#276 Glucosamine & Chondroitin: Natural remedies for osteoarthritis?

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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

#277 Somethin’ Fishy: Prescription variants of Omega-3 to prevent cardiovascular disease

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Is it worthwhile using omega-3 derivatives, such as icosapent, when managing cardiovascular risk?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice summarizes the evidence on omega-3 derivatives and its impact on reducing cardiovascular risk. Read the article when looking for the evidence on icosapent and other omega-3 derivatives.

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease

#278 Gabapentin for Alcohol Use Disorder: Decrease pints with a pill?

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Should gabapentin be considered when treating alcohol use disorder (AUD) with pharmacotherapy?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice highlights the evidence with gabapentin treatment in AUD. Consider reading this article when deciding treatment options for AUD.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

#279 What’s under the Mistletoe? Some fun holiday evidence from PEER

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

What is the evidence for therapeutic benefit of kissing?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides a fun, evidence summary on the therapeutic benefit of kissing. Read this piece when you want an evidence review of a fun topic.

Tags: Mental Health

#280 COVID Vax Fast Facts: Say That 10 Times Fast

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Want to be familiar with the evidence on three of the COVID-19 vaccines?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice provides a summary of the evidence on three COVID-19 vaccines. Refer to this article when looking for the latest on the COVID-19 vaccines.

Tags: Public Health and Preventive Medicine, COVID-19

#281 Top 5 Tools for Practice of 2020

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Want to know what the PEER evidence group decided as the top 5 Tools for Practice articles in 2020?

 

The PEER evidence group summarizes the top Tools for Practice evidence summaries into one place. Read five different clinical topic summaries in one article.

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Rheumatology, COVID-19

#282 Osteoporosis treatment for post-menopausal women

Type:

PEER Tools for Practice

Source:

PEER Tools for Practice

Should you consider denosumab over other bisphosphonates?

 

This PEER Tool for Practice outlines the evidence on denosumab and bisphosphonates on preventing fractures. Consider reading this article when deciding about osteoporosis treatment for your patients.

Tags: Orthopedics

#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