This provincial website for Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) provides information and educational resources on prevention, care, research and the provincial services and programs in cancer care and chronic kidney disease. The CCO toolbox provides various tools and guidelines to assess and support cancer care and services.
This Canadian practice guideline provides recommendations and algorithms to support optimum screening, assessment and psychosocial-supportive care of adult patients with cancer related fatigue. The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) is utilized to flag patients at risk. 52 Pages.
This best practice guideline provides evidence-based recommendations for nurses (RNs and RPNs) working in diverse settings to care for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The guideline focuses on practice recommendations for the nurse, educational competencies for practice, organizational and policy recommendations, evaluation and monitoring indicators. The 2010 supplement provides additional updated information. 166 pages. Supplement, 27 pages.
This best practice guideline provides resources for nurses working in diverse settings to support evidence-based practice to control asthma in adults. Recommendations promote informed decision making in practice to support quality care and improved outcomes. The 2007 supplement provides additional updated information . 122 Pages. Supplement: 15 pages
This article suggests that there are several well-developed statistical methods for analysing recurrent events. Although there are guidelines for reporting the design and methodology of randomised controlled trials (RCTs), analysis guidelines do not exist to guide the analysis for RCTs with recurrent events.
A review of the evidence on how to manage falls in the community. This review discusses the evidence behind the guidelines and highlights the potential benefits for older people. The key features of prevention include multidisciplinary assessment, by experienced individuals, followed by targeted multifactorial interventions.
This clinical guideline found at this website extends and replaces NICE clinical guideline 21 (published November 2004). It offers evidence-based advice on preventing falls in older people. New recommendations have been added about preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay.
This website features the Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older Persons, a joint endeavor of the American Geriatrics Society, the British Geriatrics Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, which was published in May, 2001. (JAGS 2001)
Key points: The systematic review for this guideline did not identify high-quality evidence of the effectiveness of screening for depression. Although the systematic review did not identify direct evidence of the harms of screening, we remain concerned about false-positive diagnoses with unnecessary treatment. For adults with no apparent symptoms of depression, who are at average risk of depression or who may be at increased risk of depression, we recommend not routinely screening for depression in primary care settings. Clinicians should be alert to the possibility of depression, especially in patients with characteristics that may increase their risk of depression, and should look for it when there are clinical clues, such as insomnia, low mood, anhedonia and suicidal thoughts. 8 pages.