Tools for Practice

Our clinical team has identified protocols, advanced practices, and assessment and evaluation tools to help support your practice.

Diseases
2011 CTS Guideline: Managing dyspnea in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for the management of COPD including symptom management at end... read more...
Canadian Lung Association COPD information
This website provides information about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), how it is treated, and strategies families... read more...
Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Site
This website was developed as part of an ongoing initiative by the Canadian Respiratory Guidelines Committee (CRGC) of the... read more...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
The guideline provides strategies for the improved diagnosis and management of adults with chronic bronchitis and emphysema... read more...
Marie Curie: Palliative Care Knowledge Zone
This area of the website offers a range of information on palliative, end of life care to support and inform the clinical... read more...
Nursing Care of Dyspnea:The 6th Vital Sign in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario best nursing practice guidelines addressing the nursing assessment and management... read more...
The Palliative Approach for Advanced Lung Disease in Long Term Care
This pamphlet was made to help persons with Advanced Lung Disease and their families know what to expect at the end of life... read more...
Palliative Care for Non-Cancer Patients
Comprehensive coverage on the current knowledge of the needs of, and appropriate care for, people dying from causes other... read more...
The Use of Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation for Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Decision Aid for Patients
This booklet gives easy to understand information about the risks and benefits of mechanical ventilation to assist patients... read more...
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions
This video series, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Questions (HPMQ), answers tough questions you may come across while caring... read more...