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Join our virtual conversation to learn about different anxiety disorders and hear from your colleagues about approaches to caring for patients dealing with anxiety. Panelists: Dr. Jon Davine (Hamilt...
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Long-term care (LTC) residents are more dependent, frail and vulnerable, and require more complex care than community-dwelling older adults. Yet many interventions intended to reduce fracture risk are...
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COPD Action Plan

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Guideline

Source:

Canadian Thoracic Society

Looking for an action plan related to COPD for patients?

 

The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) created a COPD Action Plan to be used alongside patients to help with management of their COPD flare ups. Fill out this action plan alongside your patients to help them self-manage COPD exacerbations.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Categories

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How does a patient’s family history factor into their risk of breast cancer?

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created this reference that includes information on how you can consider family history in your breast cancer assessment. View the reference to determine if you need to reconsider how you factor in family history in breast cancer assessments.

Tags: Cancer Screening, Obstetrics/Gynecology

Alcohol Use Disorder Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you need concise, up-to-date guidance to screen for alcohol use disorder?

 

The Alcohol Use Disorder Tool shows you how to identify and manage the care of your patients who have challenges with alcohol use. It includes information on special patient populations, tips for screening patients, and pharmacotherapy treatment options. Apply this tool's talking tips to help guide you through the conversations with your patient about their alcohol use.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Managing Benzodiazepine Use in Older Adults Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Is your older patient taking benzodiazepines?

 

Are you concerned about their risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures? The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference document to provide clinicians with information about benzodiazepine risks schedules for tapering and alternatives where appropriate for patients. Access this resource to support your prescribing practices.

Tags: Care of the Elderly

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

CORE Neck Tool and Headache Navigator

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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

Mental Health and Addictions-Related Risks and Functional Impairments

Type:

Resource

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Looking for a resource around management of mental health and addiction-related risks? Do you need guidance on reducing harm in adult patients who exhibit signs, symptoms, or behaviours suggestive of a mental health condition?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference to support clinicians with the management of addiction-related risks and functional impairments related to mental health disorders. Use this tool to assess the level of risk and determine appropriate approaches when managing patients with signs or behaviors of mental conditions that may lead to self-harm or harm to others.

Tags: Mental Health

Management of Chronic Insomnia Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking for a resource for the management of chronic insomnia?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference to outline approaches, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological options, to managing chronic insomnia. Access useful talking points to support conversations with your patients about the use of benzodiazepines or Z-drugs.

Tags: Sleep Disorders

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

Managing Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in Older Adults Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking to assess appropriate use of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) in older adults, minimizing the risks of adverse events?

 

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference to support your discussion of PPI use with patients who are 65 years of age and older. Topics include polypharmacy-related adverse reactions, potential advantages, and disadvantages. Refer to this document when assessing long term PPI use in your older patient population.

Tags: Gastroenterology

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

Opioid Use Disorder Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking for a resource to initiate or maintain opioid agonist therapy (e.g., Suboxone®)?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a reference that primary care providers can use when screening, diagnosing, and implementing opioid agonist therapy (OAT) in their practice. Refer to this reference if you need support around OAT prescribing for your patients, using the talking points included throughout the tool to support non-judgmental and empathetic conversations.

Tags: Addiction Medicine

Osteoarthritis Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you need a resource or EMR-integrated form around the management of osteoarthritis?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a reference for clinicians who manage patients with osteoarthritis. The tool covers areas such as patient history, red flags, and management options. Use the tool and the examination details provided to support osteoarthritis management in your practice.

Tags: Orthopedics

Poverty Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Have you wondered about the impact of poverty on a patient's overall health?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a reference around the topic of poverty in primary care, with considerations for screening, questions to incorporate into conversations, and the impact poverty can have on a patient's health. Consider using this tool when you have a patient who may be affected by poverty and explore with them their eligibility for resources and benefits.

Tags: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion , Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Preconception Health Care Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Do you need a reference or EMR integrated form around the management of patients prior to conception?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a resource around reducing risks for patients prior to conception, including discussion of sexual health, medications, and nutrition. Consider this tool when you are speaking with your patient around planning for pregnancy.

Tags: Perinatal Care

Preventing Childhood Obesity

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Have you been looking for a resource around obesity in the paediatric population?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference to support clinicians with managing and preventing childhood obesity. The tool covers areas such as goal setting and interpretation of growth alongside any measurements being taken. If your patient is as risk for being at an unhealthy weight, consider the chart included in the tool to help document the agreed-on plan.

Tags: Nutrition, Pediatrics

Youth Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Want tips and resources such as the familiar HEADSSSS framework for youth and young adult mood disorders (specifically anxiety and depression)?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a resource around the management of youth and young adult mood disorders in the context of COVID-19. This includes information on conducting virtual visits and screening and diagnosis. Refer to this reference when seeing your young adult patients with anxiety and/or depression.

Tags: Mental Health, Pediatrics, Practising Well

Antipsychotics and Dementia Discussion Guides

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking to better understand best practices for assessment and managing patients with dementia?

 

The Antipsychotics and Dementia Discussion Guide includes 3 tools that provide best practices for assessing and managing patient care, with a particular focus on the use of antipsychotics. The Use of Antipsychotics in Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Discussion Guides are presented for a range of audiences: primary care, long-term care, and resident, family, and caregiver. The guides will help you identify non-drug therapies, when and how to initiate drug therapy when appropriate, the ability to discuss and document behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia and understand the benefits and harms of using antipsychotics.

Tags: Dementia

ADHD In Adults

Type:

Guideline

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking for a comprehensive resource on screening, diagnosing, and implementing treatment for adult patients (≥ 18 years) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this web tool to provide clinicians with information on ADHD screening, diagnosis, and management options. Consider using this reference for pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options.

Tags: Mental Health

Diagnostic and Managing Concussion Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Have you been searching for a comprehensive tool around assessment and diagnosis of concussions in adults?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created a reference and guide that contains tools, resources and steps around tailored management and recovery. Consider using this step-by-step tool the next time you see an adult with a possible concussion.

Tags: Emergency Medicine

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Ontario

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Are you looking for an up-to-date resource around the topic of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) given the recent legislative changes (March 18, 2021)?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) summarized Canadian and Ontario requirements and guidelines outlined with the regulatory college around MAiD requests. Use the resource if you are looking for the most current information about MAiD.

Tags: Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Managing Urinary Incontinence in Women Tool

Type:

Clinical Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Did you know that urinary incontinence is the most common cause of long-term care centre admission in Canada?

 

The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) created this reference document with topics including screening, diagnosis, and pharmacological management. Refer to the Managing Urinary Incontinence in Women Tool when seeing female patients with new onset or ongoing urinary incontinence symptoms.

Tags: Care of the Elderly, Urology

Treatment of Adult Major Depressive Disorder

Type:

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

More Clinical Tools & Resources

What You'll Find in COVID-19 Information:

Find COVID-19 Community of Practice Information and COVID-19 compiled reference links, tools and other information for family physicians and the public.

 

Go to the COVID-19 Information Page

What You'll Find in Practising Well:

Connect with your peers. You’ll have access to information and experts to support you in providing the best care possible for your patients with their mental health, substance use disorders and chronic pain.

 

Go to the Practising Well Page

What You'll Find in OCFP Workshops:

Knowledge for the Now – what you need when you need it  

Our workshops will equip you with information, knowledge, and skills, through innovative programs and tools and resources. 

 

Go to the OCFP Workshops Page

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