Tools & Resources

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RESOURCES

During the COVID-19 situation, the University of Calgary Office of CME&PD has joined provincial and local organizations to provide timely CPD support to our frontline clinicians. This hub in the ECME portal is a place for you to find enduring content such as recordings and handouts of our most recent live webinars of various initiatives and education programs.

https://ecme.ucalgary.ca/covid-19-cme-resources/

TOP Cognitive Impairment Guidelines

  • For Alberta primary care physicians and their interdisciplinary teams to assess patients presenting with cognitive concerns and manage the majority of these patients and support their caregivers

Cognitive Impairment: Professional Services and Resources in Alberta for Patient/Family/Caregiver and Future/Advanced Planning Tools & Tips for Aging Individuals

  • The supplement to the TOP Clinical Practice Guidelines above

Choosing Wisely Canada Antipsychotics Toolkit

  • To support interventions to reduce excessive use of antipsychotic medications in long term care facilities; content derived from the Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics (AUA) Toolkit developed by Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services – Seniors Health SCN: Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics (AUA) Toolkit

  • Providing health care professionals with direction regarding assessment and management of responsive behaviours associated with dementia

Alberta Referral Directory

  • Finding referral criteria/ info for seniors health in a variety of zones

Textbooks Available from University of Calgary Medical Bookstore


Marriott’s Practical Electrocardiography
Good reference textbook – starts with basic principles, quite comprehensive and detailed.

Rapid Interpretation of ECG (Dale Dubin)
Good introduction to basics, not a lot of depth or breadth.

12-Lead ECG – The Art of Interpretation (Tomas Garcia)
Intermediate in detail between Dubin’s book and Marriott.

12-Lead ECGs: A “Pocket Brain” for Easy Interpretation (Ken Gauer)
Pocket-sized reference provides key facts and figures; includes numerous memory aids.

ECG Criteria Book (James H O’Keefe)
Includes ECG criteria for 125 ECG diagnoses, sections on approach to ECG interpretation,
differential diagnosis of ECG abnormalities, and ACLS algorithms.

Complete Guide to ECGs (James H O’Keefe)
Intermediate (for somebody wanting to refine their 12-L interpretation skills and not for a
beginner); includes core concepts and interpreting ECGs in quiz format


Where can I find resources for pregnant women?


Online

Print

Health care providers in Alberta can order free of charge at https://dol.datacm.com
User ID: healthypublic
Password: healthy2013

Women can call Health Link 811 to find information on programs in their area


Where can I find tools to support my practice?


  • 5As for Pregnancy Weight Gain
  • AHS Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain Tools:
    • Pregnancy Weight Gain BMI Calculator
    • Poster on Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain
    • Pregnancy Weight Gain Graphs for Singletons (Underweight or Healthy Weight, Overweight or Obese)

Health care providers in Alberta can order free of charge at https://dol.datacm.com
User ID: healthypublic
Password: healthy2013


Where can I find more professional information about weight gain, nutrition and physical activity during pregnancy?


Weight Gain

Nutrition

Physical Activity


Where can I find information on nutrition services and dietitian referrals?



Where can I find resources for women experiencing vulnerable situations?



Where can I find resources for women who need mental health support?


Who can I talk to if I have specific questions about obesity management? Where can I get more education about various aspects of obesity management? Where can I find healthy pregnancy weight gain resources? (free of charge to Alberta Health Care Providers):
  • Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain graphs
  • BMI calculator wheels
  • Healthy Pregnancy weight gain poster

To order free copies of these resources visit: Alberta Perinatal Professionals Electronic Library Healthy Pregnancy Weight Gain learning module 

Where can I find good online resources about obesity management? How can I connect with other people who are interested in obesity management and/or the field of obesity? Where can I find more information about obesity bias and stigma? If I have a patient who is moving to another area in Alberta, where can I find out what resources are available in that area? What weight management options are the Primary Care Networks offering?

How can I manage PTSD in primary care setting?

Flowchart of the algorithm for posttraumatic stress disorder’ in ‘The Psychopharmacology Algorithm Project at the Harvard South Shore Program: An Update on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder’

What tools are out there besides clinical therapy?

‘Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD’ by Stanley Block
PTSD Coach Canada – Mobile Application

Where could I refer my PTSD patient for treatment?

Sheldon M Chumir Health Center
Inner Solutions
Orian Health
Wood’s Homes- Crisis and Counselling Services
List of EMDR practitioners
Alberta Psychologists
Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic (Veterans Only)

Where can my patient find good information on PTSD?

PTSD Association of Canada
MyHealth.Alberta.ca
Canadian Mental Health Association

What supports are available for patients who are struggling with PTSD and substance use?

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Addiction Services Helpline 1-866-332-2322

Are there veteran specific PTSD support options?

Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic
Veterans Transition Network (Canadian Veterans)

What resources can I offer to the family of a patient with PTSD? 

Wood’s Homes- Crisis and Counselling Services
Domestic Violence: Women’s Resources and Shelters
Family Violence – Connect to support and services
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868;

Where can my patient find crisis support outside of my office hours?

Distress Centre
Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642
Suicide Prevention Crisis Centers – Alberta

Where can patients go for trauma specific support?

Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
Domestic Violence: Women’s Resources and Shelters
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre

Tools and resources provided by Alberta Health Services – Chronic Pain Centre:



Other tools and resources:


– Patient education, including disease-specific and general health and lifestyle topics, such as nutrition (including for Irritable Bowel Syndrome), fatigue, fibromyalgia
– Better Choices, Better Health® – Chronic Pain
– Provides free self-management workshops for people with chronic pain. Workshops are once a week for 2 ½ hours for 6 weeks.
– Supervised exercises

  • Specialist LINK
    A telephone advice line that family doctors can use to contact a specialist for advice about a patient in real time
    Provides advice from a chronic pain specialist — 403-910-2551 (toll-free 1-844-962-5465)
  • Pain BC
    Includes webinars, workshops and online self management training through the Live Plan Be portal
  • The Pain Toolkit
    Helping people all over the world self manage persistent pain
  • Headspace
    (website and smartphone app)
    Mindfulness meditation; free content available
  • Dr. Christopher Germer
    Mindfulness meditation, self-compassion, relaxation; free downloads available
  • Dr. Dan Siegel
    Videos and supportive material
    Mindful Breathing with Dr. Daniel J. Siegel on YouTube (7 minutes):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEd1YP-TQt0


 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for an ECME self-learning course?

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