This guideline provides a framework to evaluate, diagnose and manage acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in patients presenting with acute chest pain. Appendices include features of chest pain, risk levels and an evaluation and management algorithm. 8 Pages
This guide provides key elements of the Home First program to implement and guide the transition and management of patients from institutional care to the home setting. It is meant to act as a resource guide for the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) in implementing a Home First program and provides a set of provincial performance metrics to measure progress and success. 36 pages.
BPSD are prevalent and persistent in LTC. They contribute to cognitive and functional decline, significant suffering, poorer quality of life for the residents and caregivers, and a reciprocal cycle of resident-staff abuse. Informal and formal caregivers are often challenged by these changes in behaviour and mood, which may be misinterpreted as being volitional or intentional. Consequently, they may respond in ways that damage their relationship with the individual with dementia. This manual provides comprehensive resources for both formal and informal caregivers to understand these “challenging” behaviours and promote a therapeutic response. Topics include risk factors, prevention, making the diagnosis, treatment, Quality Improvement, Resident and Family education along with the BPSD toolkit and assessment tools. 508 Pages.
These clinical practice guidelines and initial management flowchart reflects an interprofessional evidence based approach to management of incontinence in men, women, and the frail elderly. Emphasis is placed on assessment of consumers’ goals, consideration of quality-of-life issues, and use of appropriate outcome measures, such as voiding diaries A continence history, focused physical examination, and consideration of non-urologic contributing factors, lifestyle strategies particularly in elderly people, can establish type of incontinence and guide interventions. 1 Page.
A handbook with a focus on incontinence in men. Tips for women are also included. Topics include definitions, types, risk factors (with check lists and "what to do" options), tips for personal care, exercises, recipes, self efficacy questionnaires and resources. 72 Pages.
This website provides a variety of resources in the development of a community respite program for caregiving. Resources include a Facilitator manual, brochure, handouts and PPT to support facilitators in the delivery of the program. The goal is for participants to gain knowledge about best practices for supporting, building relationships with and providing respite for caregivers in their community.