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KidneyWise Clinical Toolkit (introduction): Identification, Detection, and Management of CKD in Primary Care

Source:

Ontario Renal Network

Description:

The Toolkit provides guidance on the identification, detection and management of chronic kidney disease. The Ontario Renal Network updated the KidneyWise Toolkit in 2018 based on new evidence from relevant clinical practice guidelines and feedback from clinical providers.

Category:
Chronic Disease Management,

Lipid Algorithm

Source:

Toward Optimized Practice | CFPC

Description:

This algorithm is from the Prevention and Management of CVD Risk In Primary Care - Clinical Practice Guideline. By removing lipid targets and associated monitoring of lipid levels, as well as other streamlining measures, the management of lipids and cardiovascular disease risk has been significantly simplified. Additionally, by targeting risk, clinicians can identify patients most likely to benefit while actively involving these patients in their care.

Category:
Chronic Disease Management,

MAID Resource Guide

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

The Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Resource summarizes requirements outlined in federal and provincial legislation and guidelines by various provincial regulatory colleges, and presents them in a logical, sequential order to support medical and nurse practitioners with patient requests for MAID.

Category:
End-of-Life Care,

Management of Chronic Insomnia

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

This 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,

Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Tool

Source:

Centre for Effective Practice

Description:

The Management of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Tool is designed to assist family physicians and primary care nurse practitioners develop and implement a management plan for adult patients living with CNCP. The management of CNCP is an ongoing process that should be patient centred, collaborative and compassionate. This tool applies to pain conditions such as osteoarthritis, low back pain, musculoskeletal pain, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain.

Category:
Opioids & Pain Management,

Management of Tick Bites and Investigation of Early Localized Lyme Disease - Clinical Guidance Document

Source:

Health Quality Ontario

Description:

A clinical guidance on Lyme Disease based on the best evidence, and created by Health Quality Ontario in partnership with Public Health Ontario and in collaboration with clinical experts, patients, and caregivers in Ontario.

Category:
Chronic Disease Management,

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,