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Managing Benzodiazepene Use in Older Adults

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

It is important to review the use of benzodiazepines in older adults given the patient safety risks associated with the use of this medication for mental health or insomnia in advanced age. This tool is designed to help assess and discuss with patients aged 65 or older, the potential risks and benefits of benzodiazepines. It also contains steps in safely discontinuing, starting or continuing to prescribe benzodiazepines for older patients.

Category:
Mental Health & Addictions, Senior & Elderly Care,

Managing Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in Older Adults

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) can contribute to polypharmacy-related adverse reactions, medication errors, drug interactions, emergency department visits and hospitalizations when they are used inappropriately. The Managing Proton Pump Inhibitor Use in Older Adults Tool helps primary care providers assess and discuss with their patients (aged 65+) the benefits and risks of PPIs.

Category:
Deprescribing, Senior & Elderly Care,

Managing Urinary Incontinence in Women

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

The involuntary loss of urine is often unrecognized and under-reported. This tool helps guide providers through the management of urinary incontinence in women.

The tool covers screening, diagnosis, non-pharmacological interventions, pharmacotherapy, surgical management, pelvic organ prolapse, and follow up and maintenance.

Category:
Women's Health,

Medical Cannabinoids: Guideline Summary

Source:

CFPC | Dr. G. Michael Allan et al

Description:

This tool summarizes the Simplified Guideline for prescribing cannabinoids in primary care, including a prescribing algorithm and graphic depiction of the estimated efficacy of pharmacotherapy treatment on neuropathic pain.

Category:
Cannabis/Cannabinoids,

Medstopper

Source:

University of British Columbia

Description:

A web-based tool to help clinicians and patients make decisions about reducing or stopping medications.

Category:
Deprescribing,

Non-Medical Cannabis Resource (Ontario)

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

The resource provides evidence-based, balanced information to discuss cannabis use, its associated risks and benefits with patients, and to screen for cannabis use disorder and related problems.

Category:
Cannabis/Cannabinoids, Mental Health & Addictions,

Opioid Manager 2017

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

In Ontario alone, one in eight people received an opioid for chronic non-cancer pain in 2016. The Opioid Manager is a clinical tool designed to support primary care providers manage opioid prescriptions for patients across Canada who experience chronic non-cancer pain.

Category:
Opioids & Pain Management,

Opioid Tapering Template

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

The Opioid Tapering Template is designed to assist family physicians and primary care nurse practitioners on developing tapering plans with their patients and adjusting those plans as their patients’ needs change due to pain, function and withdrawal symptoms.

Category:
Opioids & Pain Management,