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New ASA Guidelines from Heart & Stroke

The Heart and Stroke Best Practice has released some new information on the management in the use of ASA for prevention of a first vascular event. Check out the journal article. Check on the‘ for the new webinar. Click on the link for the full article Use of ASA for prevention of...

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Belleville Steps Up Doctor Recruitment Efforts

It’s become a big challenge for communities across the province, and Belleville is no exception when it comes to attracting family physicians, so city council approved spending an additional $50,000 for the 2019 physician recruitment program at its meeting Monday at city hall with the goal of recruiting two more family doctors in...

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Health Quality Ontario has posted a health technology assessment with a recommendation on Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Major Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Based on our findings, the following recommendation is being made: Health Quality Ontario, under the guidance of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee, recommends publicly funding guided internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for mild to...

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RN prescribing: seeking your feedback on proposed regulation changes

Earlier this month, the College of Nurses of Ontario’s (CNO’s) Council approved draft regulations that will: permit RNs to prescribe certain medication and communicate diagnoses for the purpose of prescribing; and impact nursing practice related to dispensing and administering medications. We are collecting feedback on the draft regulation from December 20, 2018 to February 18,...

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Clinician Survey of Pain Education Interests and Preferences

The University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain (UTCSP) is committed to advancing pain practices by linking clinicians and researchers through education. Prior research has identified important improvements in clinical pain management through continuing education. The UTCSP is presently conducting a 10-minute online survey of clinicians to better understand their pain...

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OCFP Palliative Mentor Program

The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) is pleased to let you know about the launch of a mentoring program to support clinicians in the delivery of high-quality Palliative and End-of -Life Care. This new mentoring network builds on the successful work of the OCFP’s existing and well-established mentoring networks in mental health and...

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New Monitoring Regulations for Medical Assistance in Dying

As of Nov. 1, 2018, the Government of Canada’s new Monitoring of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) regulations are effect. The new regulations outline what information needs to be reported after a Nurse Practitioner (NP) receives a written request for MAID. In cases where a medically assisted death has occurred (clinician and self-administered cases), the reporting requirements...

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Frail seniors program in P.E.I. receives national recognition

The Caring for Older Adults at Home or in Community (COACH) program was recently recognized with the Canadian Frailty Network’s Conference Choice Frailty Innovation Award. The program was chosen by conference attendees out of the country’s top 30 programs dedicated to frailty in older adults. The COACH program currently supports more than 60...

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New Resources for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care

Dear Colleagues, Public Health Ontario (PHO) is pleased to announce that it has developed a series of resources to address the overuse of antibiotics in long-term care homes (LTCHs). Up to half of antibiotic prescriptions in long-term care may not be necessary. The overuse of antibiotics in LTCHs can lead to harm for residents, such as C....

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CEP’s Non-medical Cannabis Resource

Preventing and reducing cannabis use-related harms and risks are top-of-mind when it comes to the legalization of cannabis. Through screening, assessment and discussion with patients, primary care providers play an important role in harm reduction. The Non-Medical Cannabis Resource is designed to equip primary care providers with evidence-based, balanced information to discuss cannabis...

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