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Canadian C-Spine Rule

Source:

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Description:

The Rule will permit physicians to standardize care of alert, stable trauma patients, to rapidly "clear" the cervical spine, and to be much more selective in the use of cervical spine radiography without jeopardizing patient care.

Category:
Emergency/Trauma, Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging,

Chronic Insomnia Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

The Management of Chronic Insomnia Tool addresses what providers should do when a patient is concerned about their lack of sleep. The tool also discusses appropriate management options, such as cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and pharmacotherapy regimens to support primary care providers in their practice.

Category:
Opioids & Pain Management,

COPD Action Plan

Source:

Canadian Thoracic Society

Description:

The action plan is a written contract between patient and doctor, giving firm direction on the patient's management of COPD flare-ups.

Category:
Chronic Disease Management,

COPD Care Map for Primary Care

Source:

Ontario Lung Association

Description:

Ensures Canadian Thoracic Society criteria have been applied to establish diagnosis, and outlines treatment options from the 2008 Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

Category:
Chronic Disease Management,

COPD Diagnosis and Management Algorithm

Source:

Ontario Lung Association

Description:

Algorithm from the Ontario Lung Association for the diagnosis and management of COPD.

Category:
Chronic Disease Management,

CORE Back Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

Improving the quality of treatment can make a life-changing difference to patients suffering from low back pain.Recognize common mechanical back pain syndromes and screen for conditions where management may include investigations, referral and specific medications using the Clinically Organized Relevant Exam (CORE) Back Tool and Toolki.

Category:
Pain Management,

CORE Neck Tool and Headache Navigator

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Category:
Pain Management,

Delayed Prescription

Source:

Choosing Wisely Canada

Description:

The Viral Prescription Pad and Delayed Prescription are components of Choosing Wisely Canada's Using Antibiotics Wisely national campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary antibiotic use. These tools are designed to help address overuse in the community.

Category:
Deprescribing,