This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Guidelines change regularly;  be sure you are using the most recent guideline (may not be listed here).  Feel free to suggest changes!

Selected Clinical Guidelines

1. Abdominal Pain

2022 CUA Management of ureteral calculi Guideline
The Toronto Consensus for the Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection in Adults (2016) Gastroenterology 2016;151:51–69 Evaluation and medical management of the kidney stone patient (2010) Can Urol Assoc J 2010;4(6):375-9 Canadian practice guidelines for surgical intra-abdominal infections Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2010;21(1) ACG Clinical Guidelines: Diagnosis and Management of Celiac Disease (2013) Am J Gastroenterol 2013;108:656-676 ACG Clinical Guideline: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (2015) Am J Gastroenterol 2015; 110:646–659 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Medical Management of Nonhospitalized Ulcerative Colitis: The Toronto Consensus Gastroenterology 2015;148:1035–1058 Inflammatory Bowel Disease - World Gastroenterology Organisation Global Guidelines (2015) Advances in the management of colonic diverticulitis CMAJ 2012;184(13):1470-1476 TOP Alberta Guidelines - H. Pylori (2016) TOP Alberta Guidelines - Celiac Disease (2010) Complete list of guidelines Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (2019) Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology 2019; 2(1): 6–29 ACG and CAG Clinical Guideline: Management of Dyspepsia 2017; Vol 112: 988-1013

3. Allergy

Anaphylaxis Rule of 5 World Allergy Organization Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Anaphylaxis WAO Journal 2011; 4:13–37. Management of anaphylaxis in primary care: Canadian expert consensus recommendations (2010) Allergy. 2010 Sep;65(9):1082-92. Emergency department diagnosis and treatment of anaphylaxis: a practice parameter (2014) AAAII. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2014;113,599-608. A Consensus Approach to the Primary Prevention of Food Allergy Through Nutrition: Guidance from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; and the Canadian Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology American Academy of Allergy 9(1) 22-43

5. Antibiotics

See topics for respective diseases

6. Anxiety

Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the management of anxiety, posttraumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders (2014) BMC Psychiatry 2014, 14(Suppl 1):S1

7. Asthma

Recognition and management of severe asthma (2017) CANADIAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY, CRITICAL CARE, AND SLEEP MEDICINE
2017, VOL. 1, NO. 4, 199–221 Adult asthma management in 1 figure - see Figure 3, Page 162 Asthma in Preschoolers (2015) CPS & CTS. Can Respir J 2015;22(3):135-143. Inhalers - Helpful summary table Ontario Lung Association PCAP (see " Respiratory Medications Reference") 2019 GINA Asthma Guideline Canadian Thoracic Society COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals & the Respiratory Community

8. Atrial Fibrillation

The 2020 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society Comprehensive Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation Canadian Journal of Cardiology 36 (12) 1847-1948

9. Bad News & 19. Crisis

SPIKES—A Six-Step Protocol for Delivering Bad News: Application to the Patient with Cancer The Oncologist 2000;5(4):302-311. Office Crisis - see

10. Behavioural Problems

DSM-5 Criteria for ADHD
Canadian ADHD Guidelines (2018)

11. Breast Lump

Screening for Breast Cancer (2018) CTFPHC Guidelines Breast Cyst Aspiration (2012) CFP 2012:58(11);1240. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (2008) CFP 2008:54(12);1691-1692.

12. Cancer

CTFPHC - Screening for Cervical Cancer (2013) CTFPHC - Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand Cancer Council Australia, Australian Cancer Network, Ministry of Health, New Zealand 2008 Colorectal Cancer—Protocol 2014 CTFPHC Guidelines Screening for Breast Cancer (2018) CTFPHC Guidelines

13. Ischemic Heart Disease & 54. Chest Pain

BC Guidelines - CHF (2015) Providing a perspective on the 2007 focused update of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association 2004 guidelines for the management of ST elevation myocardial infarction (2009) CCS - Can J Cardiol 2009;25(1):25-32 2017 Comprehensive Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 2017-11-01, Volume 33, Issue 11, Pages 1342-1433 2019 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology Guidelines on the Acute Management of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Focused Update on Regionalization and Reperfusion Canadian Cardiovascular Society 2019; 35(2): 107-132 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Clinical Practice Update on the Assessment and Management of Syncope Canadian Cardiovascular Society 2019; 36(8): 1167-1177

14. Chronic Disease

See topics for respective diseases including 16. Chronic Pain Guideline for opioid therapy and chronic noncancer pain CMAJ May 2017 189(18) E659-E666 Managing opioid use disorder in primary care (2019) Canadian Family Physician 2019, Vol. 65, 321-330 Treatment Optimization in Multiple Sclerosis: Canadian MS Working Group Recommendations Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences July 2020; 47(4) 437 - 455

15. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pharmacotherapy in patients with COPD — An update (2017) CANADIAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY, CRITICAL CARE, AND SLEEP MEDICINE 2017, VOL. 1, NO. 4, 222–241 Inhalers - PCAP Helpful summary table (see " Respiratory Medications Reference") Pharmacologic management of COPD: Breadth of products for encouraging a breath of air Can Fam Physician May 2016 62: 410-414 Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD (2015) American College of Chest Physicians & Canadian Thoracic Society Managing dyspnea in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (2011) Canadian Thoracic Society. Can Respir J 2011;18(2). Management of COPD (2008) Canadian Thoracic Society. Can Respir J 2008;15(Suppl A):1A-8A. GOLD COPD Guidelines (2018) Canadian Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline on pharmacotherapy in patients with COPD (2019) Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

16. Chronic Pain

CAEP Position Statement: Emergency department management of people with opioid use disorder CJEM2020:1–4 2021 Guidance in Authorizing Cannabis Products Within Primary Care (CFPC)

17. Contraception

Canadian Contraception Consensus parts 1-4 (2015-2016) Part 1: J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015;37(10):936–938 Part 2: J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015;37(11):1033–1035 Part 3: J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016;38(3):279-300 SHARC-FM - Contraception SOGC Emergency Contraception Guidelines SOGC - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2012;34(9):870–878 Vasectomy CUA - Can Urol Assoc J 2016; 10(7-8):E274-8

18. Cough

Cough Toolkit. Canadian Thoracic Society (2012) Inhalers - PCAP Helpful summary table (see " Respiratory Medications Reference")

19. Counseling  & 25. Depression  & 43. Grief &  95. Substance Abuse & 96. Suicide

Canadian Guidelines Clinical guidelines for the management of major depressive disorder in adults (2009) CANMAT – J Affective Disorders 2009;111:S1-S64 Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) and International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) 2018 guidelines for the management of patients with bipolar disorder Bipolar Disord. 2018 Mar; 20(2): 97–170 BC Guidelines Major Depressive Disorder in Adults - Diagnosis and Management Anxiety and Depression in Children and Youth - Diagnosis and Treatment "Substance Abuse" - Rationale for changes to the diagnostic term and diagnostic criteria Substance Use Disorder DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2012) Simplified guideline for prescribing medical cannabinoids in primary care Canadian Family Physician 2018; 64(2): 111-120

20. Crisis

See 9. Bad News

21. Croup

Canadian Croup in children 2013 Review Article – CMAJ 2013:185(15);1317-1323 Acute management of croup in the emergency department (2017) Paediatr Child Health 22(3):166-169 (2017)

22. DVT Risk

Thrombosis Canada: DVT Diagnosis “Clinical Guide” (2015) Thrombosis Canada: DVT Treatment “Clinical Guide” (2015) Orthopedic thrombophylaxis guidelines (2015) Pregnancy thrombphylaxis guidelines (2015) Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed, section on Diagnosis of DVT American College of Chest Physicians Guidelines (2012) Chest. 2012;141(2_suppl) VTE in Pregnancy (SOGC 2014) VTE in IBD (CAG 2014) (Based on the 2012 CHEST guidelines) Gastroenterology. 2014 Mar;146(3):835-848.e6.

23. Dehydration

See topics for respective diseases

24. Dementia & 66. Mental Competency

Canadian Guidelines: Recommendations of the 5th Canadian Consensus Conference on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia Endorses the 2011 NIA-AA criteria for MCI & Dementia from CMA Code of Ethics CTFPHC Recommendations on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults (Nov 2015) Recommendations of the 5th Canadian Consensus Conference on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia Ismail Z, Black SE, Camicioli R, et al. Alzheimer’s Dement. 2020;16:1182–1195.

25. Depression

See 19. Counselling

26. Diabetes

Excerpt from the Canadian Ophthalmological Society evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of diabetic retinopathy Can J Ophthalmol. 52(S1), 2017. Canadian Diabetes Association 2021 Guidelines Insulin prescription checklist CFP 2015; 61(5); 445-447 BC Guidelines Diabetes Care (2015) IDSA Guidelines Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections (2012) Clin Infect Dis. (2012) 54 (12): e132-e173. Diabetes in Pregnancy (2016) J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016;38(7):667-679

27. Diarrhea

ROME IV Guidelines for the investigation of chronic diarrhoea in adults: British Society of Gastroenterology, 3rd edition Gut 2018;67(8):1380-1399 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)

28. Difficult Patients & 76. Personality Disorder

CPSO Recommendations on ending physician / patient relationship CANMAT task force recommendations for the management of patients with mood disorders and comorbid personality disorders (2012) Annals Of Clinical Psychiatry 2012;24(2):163-9

29. Disability

See topics for respective diseases

30. Dizziness

The Clinical Differentiation of Cerebellar Infarction from Common Vertigo Syndromes West J Emerg Med. 2009 Nov; 10(4): 273–277. Initial Evaluation of Vertigo Am Fam Physician. 2006 Jan 15;73(2):244-251. HINTS+ exam HI:
TS: +: Plus hearing loss Vertigo/dizziness as a Drugs’ adverse reaction J Pharmacol Pharmacother. 2013 Dec; 4(Suppl1): S104–S109. Establishing a diagnosis of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo through the dix-hallpike and side-lying maneuvers: a critically appraised topic. Neurologist. 2008 May;14(3):201-4. Does my dizzy patient have a stroke? A systematic review of bedside diagnosis in acute vestibular syndrome CMAJ 2011:183(9);E571-E592.

31. Domestic Violence

Canada Intimate Partner Violence (2005) SOGC - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2005;27(4):365–388 Canadian Task Force 2013 review of US Screening Guidelines (which do recommend screening) and their applicability here

32. Dyspepsia

See 1. Abdominal Pain

33. Dysuria & 101. UTI

Canadian Management of Recurrent UTI (2010) SOGC - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2010;32(11):1082–1090 CPS UTI in Children (2014) CPS - Paediatr Child Health 2014;19(6):315-19 IDSA Uncomplicated UTI (2011) IDSA - Clin Infect Dis 2011;52(5):e103–e120 Recurrent Uncomplicated UTI in Women (2019) No. 397 – Conservative Care of Urinary Incontinence in Women JOGC 2019; 42(4)

34. Earache

Canadian Guidelines Management of acute otitis media 2016 CPS - Paediatr Child Health 2016;21(1):39-44 Acute otitis externa 2018 CPS - Paediatr Child Health 2013;18(2):96-98 Relevant Articles Update on AOM in children < 2 2011 Canadian Family Physician Journal The Diagnosis and Management of AOM 2013 Pediatrics Provincial Guidelines Alberta 2015 BC 2010 Otovent ventilatoin device article ENT Canada information sheet - myringotomy tube

35. Eating Disorders

Family-based treatment of children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa: Guidelines for the community physician CPS - Pediatr Child Health 2010;15(1):31-5 Guideline Watch: Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Eating Disorders, 3rd ed (APA 2012) Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Eating Disorders (AACAP 2015) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the BC Eating Disorders Continuum of Services (2012) Canadian practice guidelines for the treatment of children and adolescents with eating disorders Couturieret al. Journal of Eating Disorders (2020) 8:4

36. Elderly

Colon Ca: Can J Gastroenterol 2010:24(12);705-714. Cognitive Impairment: CMAJ 2015 (Early Release) Dementia: Can Geriatr J 2012:15(4);120-126. Deprescribing: Deprescribing proton pump inhibitors Evidence-based clinical practice guideline Canadian Family Physician May 2017, 63 (5) 354-364 Deprescribing antipsychotics for behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia and insomnia - Evidence-based clinical practice guideline Canadian Family Physician January 2018, 64 (1) 17-27 Depression: Journal of Affective Disorders 117 (2009) S1–S2 Diabetes: J Diabetes 2013;37(suppl 1):S1-S212. (Chapter 37) Falls: CMAJ 2009;181:815-20 Frailty in Older Adults – Early Identification and Management (2017) BC Guidelines Glaucoma: Can J Ophthalmol 2009;44(Suppl 1),S1-S93. HTN: Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2015:31;549-568. Immunization: PHAC. Canadian Immunization Guide. Osteoporosis: CMAJ 2010;182(17),1864-73 Pap: CMAJ 2013:185(1);35-45. Prostate: Can Urol Assoc J. 2011 August; 5(4): 235–240 CTFPHC - STOPP: BMC Geriatrics 2009, 9:5 Vision: Ann Intern Med. 2009;151:37-43, W10 Visual acuity: Can J Ophthalmol 2007;42(1),39-45 Visual Acuity: CMAJ May 14, 2018 190 (19) E588-E594 Acuity Cdn Ophthalmology Society 2007 (not medical guidelines) Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults ages 65 years and older: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep

37. Epistaxis

38. Family Issues

See topics for respective diseases

39. Fatigue

Recent insights into 3 underrecognized conditions
Myalgic encephalomyelitis–chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and environmental sensitivities–multiple chemical sensitivity
Canadian Family Physician June 2018, 64 (6) 413-415 2015 IOM diagnostic criteria for CFS/SEID Top 10 differential diagnoses in family medicine: Fatigue May 2007; Vol 53; 892

40. Fever

Canadian Fever in returning traveler (2011) CATMAT USA Management of neonates with suspected or proven early-onset bacterial sepsis Peds 2012;129:1006–1015 Infective Endocarditis in Adults: Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications (2015) AHA (Endorsed by IDSA). Circulation. 2015; 132: 1435-1486 International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock (2012) SSC (Endorsed by IDSA) Critical Care Medicine 2013;41:580-637

42. Gastrointestinal bleed

International Consensus Recommendations on the Management of Patients With Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (2010). Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(2):101-113. Summary slide:

43. Gender specific issues

See guidelines for respective topics

44. Grief

See 19. Counselling

45. Headache

Guideline for primary care management of headache in adults CFP2015;61:670-9

46. Heart Failure

2021 CCS/CHFS Heart Failure Guidelines Update

47. Hepatitis

Diagnosis and management of hemochromatosis: 2011 Practice Guideline by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Journal of Hepatology, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2011 Canadian Guidelines Management of chronic hepatitis B (2012) Can J Gastroenterol 2012:26(12). The management of chronic hepatitis C: 2018 guideline update from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver CMAJ June 04, 2018 190 (22) E677-E687 An update on the management of chronic hepatitis C (2015) Can J Gastroenterol 2015:29(1). Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis C Am Fam Physician. 2015;91(12):835-842. Management of Hepatitis B Virus Infection: 2018 Guidelines from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver and Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada 2018;1(4):156-217

48. Hyperlipidemia

2021 CCS Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults

Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care (2015)
Can Fam Physician 2015;61:857-67 “Best Science Medicine” Podcast - CVD risk calculator PROVE-IT Trial N Engl J Med 2004; 350:1495-1504

49. Hypertension

SPRINT Trial N Engl J Med 2015; 373:2103-2116 Hypertension Canada Guidelines Hypertension Canada’s 2020 Evidence Review and Guidelines for the Management of Resistant Hypertension Canadian Journal of Cardiology 36 (2020) 625-634 Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Thoracic Society Position Statement on Pulmonary Hypertension Canadian Journal of Cardiology 36 (2020) 977-992

50. Immigrants

Evidence-based clincal guidelines for immigrants and refugees CMAJ 2010:183(12)E824 Caring for refugees and newcomers in the post–COVID-19 era

51. Immunization

NACI Canada Immunization Guide Key Immunization Information 2013 - Recommended Immunization Schedules Working with Vaccine Hesitant Parents (2018) CPS Position Statement Reducing Pain during Childhood Vaccines: CPG 2015 CMAJ. 2015 Sep 22;187(13):975-82 Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines

52. In Children

See the complete list of Canadian Pediatric Society position statements and practice points at H.E.A.D.S.S. Interview Canadian Urological Association guideline on the care of the normal foreskin and neonatal circumcision in Canadian infants Can Urol Assoc J 2017;12(2):E76-99. Managing functional constipation in children 2014 A Rowan-Legg; Canadian Paediatric Society Paediatr Child Health 2011;16(10):661-5 Diagnosis and management of sepsis in the paediatric patient Paediatr Child Health 2020 25(7): 475 Managing pain and distress in children undergoing brief diagnostic and therapeutic procedures Paediatr Child Health 2019 24(8):509-521 COVID-19 information and resources for paediatricians

53. Infections

See topics for respective diseases Canadian guideline on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis CMAJ 2017 November 27;189:E1448-58.

54. Infertility

Advanced Reproductive Age (2011) SOGC - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2011;33(11):1165–1175 Committee Opinion No. 407: Thyroid Disease and Infertility Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC), 2020 42(10) 1279-1282

55. Insomnia

Canadian Thoracic Society 2011 guideline update: Diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing Can Respir J 2011;18(1):25-47. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Insomnia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(3):191-204 Alberta Guideline for Primary Adult Insomnia (2015)

56. Chest Pain

see 13. Ischemic Heart Disease

57. Joints

Diagnostic Criteria Canadian Rheumatoid Arthritis Management Guidelines (2012) BC Guidelines – RA 2012 Canadian Fibromyalgia Guidelines Gout scoring tool Taking the stress out of managing gout ORASI - International OA guidelines BC Guidelines – OA

58. Lacerations

Tetanus guidelines for Canada

59. Learning

Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities School Children with Learning Disabilities Canadian Pediatric Society learning module (expires April 2016) ADHD - CADDRA

60. Lifestyle

A ‘Stages of Change’ Approach to Helping Patients Change Behavior AFP 2000; 61(5):1409-1416 Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines

61. Loss of consciousness & 86. Seizures

Emergency management of the paediatric patient with generalized convulsive status epilepticus (2014) CPS Paediatr Child Health 2011;16(2):91-7 Diagnosis, evaluation and management of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (2014) SOGC J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2014;36(5):416–438 ThinkFirst / Parachute Canada Guidelines for Family Physicians SCAT5 for concussion assessment Emergency management of the paediatric patient with convulsive status epilepticus Paediatr Child Health 2021 26(1):50-57

62. Loss of weight

See topics for respective diseases

63. Low Back Pain

2017 Back Pain (CMAJ)
Guideline for the Evidence-Informed Primary Care Management of Low Back Pain Back pain summary (Alberta) Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review BMJ 2013;347:f7095 A systematic review and meta-analysis of yoga for low back pain. Clin J Pain. 2013 May;29(5):450-60. Exercise to reduce low back pain CMPA Guidance on low back pain

64. Meningitis

2020 Guidelines for the management of suspected and confirmed bacterial meningitis in Canadian children older than 2 months of age (CPS)

65. Menopause

Managing Menopause (2014) SOGC - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2014;36(9 eSuppl A):S1–S80 SOGC – Hormone Therapy Products Available in Canada for Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms. (2011) 2nd ed.

66. Mental Competency

See 24. Dementia

67. Multiple Medical Problems

See topics for respective diseases

68. Neck Pain

Canadian C-Spine Rules
NEXUS rule Cervical Radiculopathy: Non-operative Management of Neck Pain and Radicular Symptoms

69. Newborn

See 105. Well Baby Care and topics for respective diseases

70. Obesity & 91. Smoking Cessation

Recommendations for prevention of weight gain and use of behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care (2015) CTFPHC – CMAJ 2015;187(3);184-195. Recommendations for growth monitoring, and prevention and management of overweight and obesity in children and youth in primary care (2015) CTFPHC – CMAJ 2015;187(6);411-421 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2012) Canadian Smoking Cessation Guidelines CAN-ADAPTT (CAMH 2012) Obesity in adults: a clinical practice guideline (2020); 192(31) E875-E891 The screening and management of newborns at risk for low blood glucose Paediatr Child Health 2019 24(8):536-544

71. Osteoporosis

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada (2010) CMAJ 2010:182(17);1864-1873. Recommendations for preventing fracture in long-term care (2015) CMAJ 2015:187(15);1135-1144 Who should receive bone mineral density testing? CFP 2015:61(7);612

72. Pain

See 14. Chronic Disease, Pain & Chronic Pain

74. Parkinsonism

Differentiation and Diagnosis of Tremor Am Fam Physician. 2011 Mar 15;83(6):697-702. Parkinson Disease: An Update Am Fam Physician. 2013 Feb 15;87(4):267-273. Parkinson’s Guidelines CMAJ 2019

75. Periodic Health Assessment

CTFPHC - CFPC Preventive Care Checklist Update on age-appropriate preventive measures and screening for Canadian primary care providers Canadian Family Physician February 2016, 62 (2) 131-138

76. Personality Disorder

see 28. Difficult Patients

77. Pneumonia

Canadian Guidelines for the Initial Management of Community-acquired Pneumonia: An evidence-based update (2000) CIDS & CTS Organization – Can J of Infect Dis 2000;11(5): 237–248. Clinical practice guidelines for hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults (2008) Can J of Infect Dis 2008;19(1):19-53. CURB-65 SCORE Thorax 2003; 58: 377-82. Legionnaire’s Disease -Contact Tracing Diagnosis and Treatment of Adults with Community-acquired Pneumonia. An Official Clinical Practice Guideline of the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America 2019;200(7):e45-e67 Pneumonia Infographic

79. Pregnancy

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Pregnancy (2018)
CTFPHC - CMAJ July 09, 2018 190 (27) E823-E830 Should I avoid prescribing domperidone to women to increase milk production? CFP 2012;58(9):952-3 SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines - Pregnancy (33 separate guidelines at the time of printing) New for 2016: Management of spontaneous labour at term in healthy women Guideline No. 410: Prevention, Screening, Diagnosis, and Pregnancy Management for Fetal Neural Tube Defects JOGC 2020; 43(1) Guideline No. 405: Screening and Counselling for Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy JOGC 2020; 42(9) SOGC COVID-19 Resources

80. Prostate

Canadian Urological Association guideline on male lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia (MLUTS/BPH): 2018 update
Can Urol Assoc J 2018;12(10):303-12. Prostate cancer screening: Canadian guidelines (2011) Can Urol Assoc J. 2011;5(4):235–240. Recommendations on screening for prostate cancer with the prostate-specific antigen test (2014) CTFPHC - CMAJ 2014;186(16):1225-1234 Guideline for referral of patients with suspected prostate cancer by family physicians and other primary care providers (2015) CFP 2015:61(1)33-39 Canadian Urological Association guideline on male urethral stricture CUAJ 2020;14(1)

82. Rash

83. Red Eye

No Canadian guidelines exist American Academy of Optometry Conjunctivitis Guidelines (2018) Bell Palsy Guidelines CMAJ 2014

85. Schizophrenia

Treatment of Schizophrenia (2005) Can J Psychiatry 2005;50(Suppl 1):1S-56S. Canadian Schizophrenia Guidelines: Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders with Coexisting Substance Use Disorders (2017) The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

86. Seizures

See 61. Loss of consciousness

87. Sex

2021 CUA Erectile Dysfunction Guideline CMPA - Reporting & Age of consent for sexual activity CUA Practice guidelines for erectile dysfunction (2015) Can Urol Assoc J 2015;9(1-2):23-9 Comprehensive sexual health assessments for adolescents Paediatrics & Child Health 2020 25(8): 551

88. Sexually Transmitted Infections

PHAC Canadian Guidelines on Sexually Transmitted Infections

89. Shortness of Breath

See 7. Asthma, 15. COPD

90. Skin disorder

Management of acne: Canadian clinical practice guideline CMAJ 2015, early release Scabies (2015) CPS - Paediatr Child Health 2015;20(7):395-98. Head Lice (2015) CPS - Practice point (not published) Diagnosis and management of psoriasis (2017) Canadian Family Physician, Vol. 63, 278-285. Atopic Dermatitis: A practical guide to management (2019) Eczema Society of Canada

91. Smoking Cessation

See 70. Obesity

92. Somatization

93. Stress

See topics for respective diseases

94. Stroke

Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations: secondary prevention of stroke guidelines, update 2017 (published in 2018) International Journal of Stroke 2018, Vol. 13(4) 420–443 Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations for Acute Stroke Management: Prehospital, Emergency Department, and Acute Inpatient Stroke Care, 6th Edition, Update 2018. Int J Stroke. 2018 Dec;13(9):949-984 Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations: Mood, Cognition and Fatigue Following Stroke practice guidelines (2015). Int J Stroke 2015;10(70:1130–1140. HELPFUL RESOURCE – BC Guidelines Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack – Acute and Long-Term Management (2015) Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations, seventh edition: acetylsalicylic acid for prevention of vascular events CMAJ 2020 March 23;192:E302-11

95. Substance Abuse (now called Substance Use Disorder in DSM-5)

See 19. Counselling

96. Suicide

See 19. Counselling

97. Thyroid

BC Guidelines USA Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypothyroidism (2014) ATA Thyroid 2014;24(12): 1670-1751. Hyperthyroidism and Other Causes of Thyrotoxicosis (2011) ATA Thyroid 2011;21(6): 593-646. Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum (2011) ATA Thyroid 2011;21(10): 1081-1125. Guidelines for Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (2009) ATA. Thyroid 2009;19(11): 1167-1214. Committee Opinion No. 407: Thyroid Disease and Infertility Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC), 2020 42(10) 1279-1282

98. Trauma

See ATLS guidelines

100. Upper respiratory tract infection

Acute Sore Throat CFP 2011;57(7):791-794 Empirical Validation of Guidelines for the Management of Pharyngitis in Children and Adults JAMA.2004;291(13):1587-1595. Canadian clinical practice guidelines for acute and chronic rhinosinusitis (2011) Allergy, Asthma, & Clin Immunol 2011;7:2. Summary in CFP: Canadian guidelines for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis Clinical summary (2014) CFP 2014;60(3):227-234. HELPFUL RESOURCE Choosing Wisely Canada – Sinusitis Treatment

101. UTI

See 33. Dysuria

102. Vaginal Bleeding

Canadian Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Pre-menopausal Women (SOGC 2018) Epidemiology and Investigation of Suspected Endometrial Cancer (SOGC 2018) Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Taking the stress out of controlling the flow (2015) CFP 2015:61(8);693-697

103. Vaginitis

Canada Vulvovaginitis: Screening for and Management of Trichomoniasis, Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, and Bacterial Vaginosis (2015) SOGC - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2015;37(3):266–274 Patient handout - skin care recommendations

104. Violent / Aggressive Patient

Treatment of Schizophrenia (2005) Can J Psychiatry 2005;50(Suppl 1):1S-56S. See Appendix II: Acute emergent phase: The severely aggressive and (or) agitated patient (page 54S)

105. Well Baby Care

NRP Update for 2016 Perlman JM, Wyllie J, Kattwinkel J, et al.; Neonatal Resuscitation Chapter Collaborators. Part 7: Neonatal resuscitation: 2015 International consensus on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care science with treatment recommendations. Circulation 2015;132(16 Suppl 1):S204–41. Rourke Baby Record Nutrition for healthy term infants, six to 24 months: An overview (2014) CPS - Paediatr Child Health 2014;19(10):547-49 Newborn male circumcision (2015) CPS - Paediatr Child Health 2015;20(6):311-15 Preventing Ophthalmia Neonatorium (2015) Paediatr Child Health 2015;20(2):93-96 Guidelines for detection, management, and prevention of hyperbilirubinemia in term and late preterm newborn infants Paediatr Child Health 2007;12(Suppl B):1B-12B COVID-19 information and resources for paediatricians