Tools for Practice

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

Long term care
Being Mortal
Gawande presents a detailed, but highly readable history of how the meaning of death has changed over the past fifty or sixty... read more...
Butterfly Indicator Module
A method for quick and effective communication regarding the death of a resident. Utilizing the butterfly indicator is an... read more...
Canadian Coalition of Seniors' Mental Health
Website with resources for individuals, families and health care providers related to senior's mental health issues including... read more...
Care of dying adults in the last days of life
This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to 3 days of life. read more...
Caregiving Strategies for Older Adults with Delirium, Dementia and Depression
This best practice guideline focuses on assisting all nurses (RNs and RPNs) who provide care to clients with delirium, dementia... read more...
Choking and Swallowing Assessments in LTC: Clinical Indicators and Guidelines
Published by the Canadian Association for Drugs and Technology in Health, Health Technology Inquiry Service (HTIS), in July... read more...
Comfort Care Rounds Module
Comfort Care Rounds, originally Pain Rounds, were requested and attended by the registered staff in the evaluation LTC homes. read more...
Communication at End-of-Life Utilizing Simulation Technology
Personal Support Workers identified the need to improve their skill and comfort communicating with residents and families... read more...
Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)
CAM was intended to provide a new standardized method to enable nonpsychiatrically trained clinicians to identify delirium... read more...
Doloplus-2
The Doloplus-2 is used for behavioural pain assessment in cognitively impaired patients. read more...