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How to talk about your wishes when you have COVID-19

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Patient Education

Source:

Academic Blog of Dr. Amy Tran

Looking for a reference that patients can use for planning around a COVID-19 infection?

 

This physician created resource focuses on how patients can talk to their loved ones around their wishes when becoming sick with COVID-19. It covers topics such as identifying a decision-maker and writing down wishes and goals and can be provided to patients who are worried about becoming sick with COVID-19 and unsure about what to discuss with their loved ones.

Tags: COVID-19

Best Start Resources

Type:

Resource

Source:

Best Start

Would you or your patients benefit from a reliable source of information on newborn and early child development?

 

With clinician and parent pages available, this website provides a host of information on preconception health, perinatal and newborn care, early child development, and more. Visit the repository to access fact sheets, brochures, posters, videos, and planning guides that can help you talk to your patients.

Tags: Nutrition, Pediatrics, Perinatal Care

Prenatal Screening Ontario Resources

Type:

Resource

Source:

BORNOntario

Looking for a website that provides information on prenatal screening?

 

Prenatal Screening Ontario (PSO) created a patient-facing website that has resources and information related to prenatal screening. Suggest this website as a source of information to your patients.

Tags: Community of Practice Calls, Perinatal Care

DI Referral Guidelines - Breast disease

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Want to learn more about the diagnostic investigations to consider with certain breast diseases?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for breast disease.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging

DI Referral Guidelines - Cancer

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Need a summary of diagnostic imaging you could consider with cancer?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by providing a succinct listing of investigations indicated for cancer.

Tags: Cancer Screening, Diagnostic Imaging

DI Referral Guidelines - Cardiovascular

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Looking for information about clinical and diagnostic investigations appropriate for patients with possible cardiovascular related symptoms?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for cardiovascular related symptoms.

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diagnostic Imaging

DI Referral Guidelines - Central Nervous system

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Want an overview of diagnostic imaging that is most useful for patients presenting with central nervous system related symptoms?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for the central nervous system.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Neurology

DI Referral Guidelines - Gastrointestinal system

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Need a quick reference guide to the investigations and imaging you could consider in patients with possible gastrointestinal (GI) related symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty in swallowing, and GI bleeds?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for symptoms suspected to be related to the gastrointestinal system.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Gastroenterology

DI Referral Guidelines - Head and neck

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Want to learn more about the diagnostic investigations to consider in patients who present with head or neck problems such as hyperthyroidism, orbital lesions, and salivary obstruction?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for these conditions.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Orthopedics

DI Referral Guidelines - Musculoskeletal system

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Need a summary of diagnostic imaging you could consider in patients with musculoskeletal related problems such as osteomalacia pain, shoulder pain, and chronic foot pain?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by providing a succinct listing of investigations indicated for the musculoskeletal system.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Orthopedics

DI Referral Guidelines - Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Looking for information about clinical and diagnostic investigations appropriate for obstetrics and gynaecology, including screening in pregnancy and ovarian cysts?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated in these circumstances.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Obstetrics/Gynecology

DI Referral Guidelines - Pediatrics

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Want an overview of diagnostic imaging that is most useful for pediatric patients and diagnosis of congenital conditions, seizures, headaches, and more?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for a range of conditions, in all systems, and appropriate for children in your practice.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Pediatrics

DI Referral Guidelines - Spine

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Need a quick reference guide to the investigations and imaging you could consider in patients with possible spine related concerns, such as low back pain?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for these conditions.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Neurology

DI Referral Guidelines - Thoracic

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Want to learn more about the diagnostic investigations to consider in patients with possible thorax related concerns such as non-specific chest pain?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by summarizing investigations indicated for these conditions.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Otolaryngology

DI Referral Guidelines - Trauma

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Need a summary of diagnostic imaging you could consider in patients who have possible trauma-related injuries?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by providing a succinct listing of investigations indicated.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency Medicine

DI Referral Guidelines - Urology, adrenal and genitourinary systems

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Association of Radiologists

Looking for information about clinical and diagnostic investigations appropriate for patients with urological, adrenal, or genitourinary related concerns?

 

The Canadian Association of Radiologists supports your decision making by providing a succinct listing of investigations indicated for these conditions.

Tags: Diagnostic Imaging, Urology

Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addictions

Looking to help your patients manage their alcohol consumption?

 

The Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, Screening and Assessment Protocol provides a list of curated evidence-informed resources on alcohol screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment that will help your patients make informed choices about their drinking to reduce the short and long-term health risks. Use this tool as a foundation for patient education about low-risk drinking guidelines and informed decisions.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Preventative Care Checklist for New Immigrants and Refugees

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health

Looking for a checklist for new immigrants and refugees coming into your practice?

 

The Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health (CCIRH) and the University of Ottawa created a checklist to support clinicians in seeing new patients from various regions of the world. Use this checklist as a foundation to help integrate the Canadian Immigrant Health Guidelines into your practice.

Tags: Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Canadian Diabetes Association

Want to know how often a patient should be checking their blood glucose levels?

 

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) created a tool that suggests monitoring frequency for a patient to monitor their blood glucose levels. Use this tool to ensure your recommendations align with accurate blood glucose monitoring practices.

Tags: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Greig Health Record

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Canadian Paediatric Society

Want a template for periodic health visits for children and adolescents?

 

The Canadian Paediatric Society created the Greig Health Record which is an evidence based clinical tool around preventative care visits in school-aged children. The Record includes specific templates for ages 6-9, 10-13, and 14-17. Consider this reference if you want a template to use for children and adolescent preventive health visits.

Tags: Pediatrics

Rourke Baby Record

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Canadian Paediatric Society

Searching for a template for paediatric visits for those up to five years of age?

 

The Rourke Baby Record is an infant and child health maintenance focused reference that highlights various templates for paediatric visits between the ages of 0 to 5 years of age. Use this assessment template for your patients.

Tags: Pediatrics

Prostate Cancer Screening (2014)

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Are you looking for a summary around the benefits and harms of PSA screening for prostate cancer?

 

The Canadian Task Force visually summarizes the benefits and risks, helping you to discuss with your patients and decide on the best option.

Tags: Cancer Screening, Urology

Breast Cancer Screening Update (2018)

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Want to know the latest on breast cancer screening?

 

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care created the Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations. Supported by a range of resources geared to support clinicians in their practice, this site is updated regularly to give you access to the most recent recommendations.

Tags: Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Recommendation Table

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Do you know the recommendations around screening asymptomatic adults for colorectal cancer?

 

The Canadian Task Force outlines their recommendations around colorectal cancer screening for asymptomatic adults who are not considered as high risk. Read the recommendations for guidance around colorectal cancer screening that is based on the best available evidence.

Tags: Cancer Screening, Gastroenterology

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Looking for a resource around screening for colorectal cancer (CRC)?

 

The Canadian Task Force summarizes their recommendations around CRC in this document. Consider this reference when discussing screening options for colorectal cancer with your patients.

Tags: Cancer Screening, Gastroenterology

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