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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 08:00 AM
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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...
Friday, May 27, 2022 at 07:55 AM
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Please join us for the 45th in our series 'Changing the way we work' on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7:55-9:00am. Panelists TBD Co-hosts Dr. Liz Muggah, OCFP President, Family Physician, Bruyère...
Friday, June 10, 2022 at 12:30 PM
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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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Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines

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Guideline

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Ontario Dietitians in Public Health

Do you require the latest information around nutrition for children aged 0 to 6?

 

The Ontario Dietitians in Public Health (ODPH) created this guideline around paediatric nutrition and feeding for those aged 0 to 6, providing details including fluid and food recommendations, milestones, and red flags. Use these guidelines when you are providing nutrition suggestions to your young patients.

Tags: Pediatrics

Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Cancer Risk and Use to Manage Cancer Symptoms

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Resource

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Ontario Health (CCO)

Wondering about the risk of cancer in patients who use cannabis and cannabinoids?

 

This guidance document summarizes the evidence and provides you with a foundation to understand whether your approach to cannabis and cannabinoid use should change. Access this resource to improve your understanding.

Tags: Oncology

My Cancer IQ

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Resource

Source:

Ontario Health (CCO)

Looking for a cancer risk assessment tool for patients?

 

This assessment tool provides patients with a personalized action plan to empower them to reduce their cancer risk for cancers such as breast and lung cancer. Use this tool as part of your patient education around reducing cancer risk.

Tags: Cancer Screening

Management of Tick Bites and Investigation of Early Localized Lyme Disease

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Resource

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Ontario Health (HQO)

Want a quick guidance document on tick bites and Lyme disease?

 

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) created a 2-page document around tick bite assessment and early signs of Lyme disease. Refer to this document to guide your decision-making when your patient presents with suspected Lyme disease.

Tags: Infectious Diseases

Ontario Pain Management Resources

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Resource

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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

Quality Standard Summary for Anxiety Disorders

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Quality Standards

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Ontario Health (HQO)

Have you been looking for standards around anxiety disorders?

 

Ontario Health uses concise, easy-to-understand statements to describe quality care and provides a patient guide to help identify areas for discussion, quality indicators to help family physicians assess their approach, and recommendations for practical tools that help with adoption of the quality standards. Consider incorporating these standards into your care for patients with anxiety disorders.

Tags: Mental Health, Practising Well

Asthma Care Map

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Resource

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Ontario Lung Association

Did you know there is a care map to help with management of care for patients with asthma?

 

This Asthma Care Map that provides points on diagnosis, risk factors for exacerbation and medications for management in primary care. Use the care map when seeing your patient to systematically assess and plan their care.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Asthma Diagnosis and Management Algorithm

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Resource

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Ontario Lung Association

Want a quick reference for asthma?

 

The Lung Health Foundation summarized the details of asthma diagnosis and management into a pathway for clinicians. Access this reference when needing an easy-to-follow algorithm for asthma care.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology

Osteoporosis and Falls Assessment

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Clinical Tool

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Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy

Looking for an assessment tool for osteoporosis and falls?

 

Osteoporosis Canada developed a tool around osteoporosis and falls that can be incorporated into your practice. This tool can be used for screening, reassessment at follow ups, and reassessment of falls and fracture events. Consider using this tool to support your next osteoporosis related patient assessment.

Tags: Orthopedics

Palliative Care Toolkit

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Clinical Tool

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Ontario Palliative Care Network

Need a toolkit to support you in comprehensive palliative care delivery?

 

The Ontario Palliative Care Network created a 3-step model that speaks to early identification, assessment, and the management of palliative care for your patients. Consider this 3-step approach in your practice.

Tags: Palliative and End-of-Life Care

KidneyWise Clinical Toolkit

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Clinical Tool

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Ontario Renal Network

Are you looking for more guidance around chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

 

The Ontario Renal Network (ORN) created a toolkit around identification, detection, and management of CKD. Refer to this tool when diagnosing or managing patients with CKD.

Tags: Nephrology

Assessment of 10-Year Fracture Risk - Women and Men (CAROC system)

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Resource

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Osteoporosis Canada

Is your patient concerned about osteoporosis? Want a tool that can help you predict fracture risk?

 

The CAROC is an interactive tool that assists with calculating 10-year fracture risk. Use this tool to talk about options with your patient.

Tags: Orthopedics

Fracture Prevention for Long-Term Care Residents

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Resource

Source:

Osteoporosis Canada

In need of information on fracture prevention in long term care residents?

 

Osteoporosis Canada, GERAS Center, and McMaster University adapted a support tool around fracture prevention in long-term care residents. Use this guidance document for the management of fracture prevention in your long-term care residents.

Tags: Care of the Elderly, Orthopedics

Osteoporosis Quick Reference Guide - 2010 CPGs

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Resource

Source:

Osteoporosis Canada

In need of an overview of the evidence for osteoporosis management?

 

Osteoporosis Canada summarized the 2010 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, including recommendations for assessment, screening, and pharmacologic therapy. Consider this guideline when managing osteoporosis in your practice.

Tags: Orthopedics

Recommendations for preventing fracture in long-term care

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Resource

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Osteoporosis Canada

Looking for recommendations around prevention of fractures?

 

Osteoporosis Canada endorsed this guideline recommending interventions to prevent fracture in older long-term care residents. Refer to this guideline when managing a long-term care resident's fracture risk.

Tags: Care of the Elderly, Orthopedics

Diagnosing and Managing Pediatric Concussion

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Resource

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PedsConcussion

Searching for resources around paediatric concussion care?

 

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) created this guideline around care for paediatric concussions and continues to update it as new evidence becomes available. Consider this as your “go-to” resource for management of paediatric patients with concussion.

Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics

Early Pregnancy Loss - Recommendations for Compassionate Care

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Resource

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Provincial Council for Maternal Child Health

Looking for a comprehensive reference related to compassionate care for early pregnancy loss?

 

The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health created a list of recommendations outlining the process around the provision of compassionate care to patients with an early pregnancy loss. Refer to this if you need support around early pregnancy loss in your practice.

Tags: Perinatal Care

Guidelines and Protocols for Hormone Therapy for Trans Clients

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Resource

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Rainbow Health Ontario

Do you need guidance around health care needs of transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming patients?

 

The Sherbourne's guidelines for gender-affirming primary care with trans and non-binary patients is on its fourth edition. This comprehensive reference is geared towards primary care and covers a variety of considerations for your practice.

Tags: Sexuality/Sexual Health

Do More Screening Tests Lead to Better Health - video

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Resource

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Reframe Health Lab

Looking for a video that goes over the pros and cons of screening tests?

 

Dr. Mike Evans of Reframe Health Lab created this evidence-based, 10-minute video looking at screening tests. Watch this video if you need to supplement your conversation with your patients on the topic of screening.

Tags: Cancer Screening

Low Back Pain

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Resource

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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

About My Health

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Resource

Source:

Surrey Place

Would you find it useful to help adults who have intellectual and development disabilities communicate their health information?

 

Surrey Place created this tool for adults with a disability, providers, and their caregivers to help them share the health information with relevant health providers so everyone is on the same page. An electronic template is available for you to use with your patients.

Tags: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

My Healthcare Visit

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Clinical Tool

Source:

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

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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

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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

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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