Resources

Resource Name Description Source Categories Action
Clinical Toolkit: Ketamine and Esketamine None None Ketamine, Physicians, Prescribing
Methamphetamine Client Transitions to Primary Care: Attachment Protocol None None Methamphetamine, Physicians, Prescribing
Methamphetamine Client Transitions: Detoxification/Recovery Centre to Primary Care Pathway and Toolkit None None Methamphetamine, Physicians, Prescribing
Methamphetamine Client Transitions: Hospital to Primary Care Pathway and Toolkit None None Methamphetamine, Physicians, Prescribing
Managing Disruptive Behaviour in the Healthcare workplace None None Physician Health Monitoring
Scope of practice & supervision of physician assistants (AHS) None None physician assistants
Reducing prescribing of benzodiazepines in older adults: a comparison of four physician-focused interventions by a medical regulatory authority

Source

CPSA

None CPSA CPSA REVU, Research
Practising Outside Established Conventional Medicine None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Conflict of Interest None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
COVID-19: Challenging Situations None None Advice to the Profession, COVID-19, Physicians
A review of multi-source feedback focusing on psychometrics, pitfalls and some possible solutions

Source

CPSA

None CPSA CPSA REVU
Does Pass/Fail on Medical Licensing Exams Predict Future Physician Performance in Practice? A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Alberta Physicians

Source

Journal of Medical Regulation (JMR)

None Journal of Medical Regulation (JMR) CPSA REVU, Research
Physician Checklist: Closing or Leaving a Medical Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Relocating a Medical Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Closing or Leaving a Medical Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries None None Boundary Violations Personal, Boundary Violations Sexual, Physicians
Health Link FAQs for Clinical Groups None None Continuity of Care, Physicians
After Hours Support for Continuity of Care

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Continuity of Care, Physicians
Insured Physician Services Versus Uninsured Physician Services None None Billing, Physicians, Uninsured Services
AMA Uninsured Services Guidelines to Billing (member login required)

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Billing, Physicians, Uninsured Services
Implementation Tool: Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians
Good Practices Guide: Informed Consent None None Boundary Violations Personal, Boundary Violations Sexual, Physicians
COVID-19 mitigation strategies for sleep clinics and labs

Source

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

None American Academy of Sleep Medicine COVID-19, Facilities & Clinics, Sleep Medicine Diagnostics
Physician Practice Improvement Program Information

Description

PDF document

Source

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC)

PDF document

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC) Physicians, Practice Improvement
Group Practice Review program

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Standards of Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Advice to the Profession

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Physician Practice Improvement Program Information

Description

PDF document

Source

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC)

PDF document

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC) Physicians, Practice Improvement
Group Practice Review program

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Standards of Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Advice to the Profession

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Physician Practice Improvement Program Information

Description

PDF document

Source

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC)

PDF document

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC) Physicians
Group practice review program

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Standards of Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Advice to the Profession

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Physician Practice Improvement Program Information

Description

PDF document

Source

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC)

PDF document

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC) Physicians
Group practice review program

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Standards of Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Advice to the Profession

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Physician Practice Improvement Program Information

Description

PDF document

Source

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC)

PDF document

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC) Physicians
Group practice review program

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Standards of Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
Advice to the Profession

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians
Physician Practice Improvement Program Information

Description

PDF document

Source

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC)

PDF document

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC) Physicians
Group practice review program

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Standards of Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians
Advice to the Profession

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians
Are You Up to Standard? Patient Record Retention

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Patient Records Management, Physicians
Why is the public calling CPSA?

Source

CPSA

None CPSA None
Read the fine print. It’s no small matter with product labels

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC)
New FAQs surrounding IPAC General Standards (standards in effect as of June 15, 2016)

Source

CPSA

None CPSA None
Immunization Regulation

Description

More information on immunization regulation

Source

Government of Alberta

More information on immunization regulation

Government of Alberta Physicians
Prescribing Resources and Tools

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Prescribing
OAT Letter of Support Template

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
OAT Information Checklist

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Telemedicine

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Duty to Report a Colleague/Self

Description

If a physician knows a colleague has behaved in an unprofessional manner, they are required to notify the appropriate regulatory body. It is also the responsibility of every physician to notify CPSA of incidents or circumstances that may impact their ability to provide safe care.

Source

CPSA

If a physician knows a colleague has behaved in an unprofessional manner, they are required to notify the appropriate regulatory body. It is also the responsibility of every physician to notify CPSA of incidents or circumstances that may impact their ability to provide safe care.

CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Honoraria & Expense Policy

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Operations
IPAC guidelines for community medical clinics during COVID-19

Source

CPSA

None CPSA None
COVID-19: Making Difficult Practice Decisions in a Pandemic

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, COVID-19, Physicians
Webinar: The Alberta COVID 19 Relaunch Plan: What We Know Today (May 11, 2020)

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) COVID-19, Physicians
Survey of physician attitudes to using multisource feedback for competence assessment in Alberta

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Multi-source Feedback, Physicians, Research
Wise Prescribing & Deprescribing: Opioid Skills for the Frontline Clinician None None Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Prescribing, Prescribing Drugs Associated with Substance Use Disorders or Substance-Related Harm
What the legislation on medical assistance in dying means for physicians in Canada

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Vendor Information Management Agreement template

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Physicians
Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Human Health, Physicians
Smart Phone Recordings by Patients

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Physicians
Second Opinion Review None None Human Health, Physicians
Sample Patient Termination Letter

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians
Responding to Requests for Medical Assistance in Dying None None Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Resources for Capacity Assessors, Alberta Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act

Source

Government of Alberta

None Government of Alberta Informed Consent, Physicians
QURE Quality Referral Pocket Checklist

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Referral Consultation
Privacy Impact Assessment Requirements None None Physicians
Privacy Impact Assessment Requirements None None Physicians
Principles-Based Recommendations for a Canadian Approach to Assisted Dying

Source

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

None Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Physicians and nurse practitioners: Working collaboratively as independent health professionals

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Referral Consultation
PCN Information Sharing Agreement template

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Physicians
Palliative Care Matters None None Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Online Module on Medical Assistance in Dying

Source

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

None Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Medical records articles

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Physicians
Medical Assistance in Dying Practice Resources None None Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Medical Assistance in Dying Guidance and Related Documents None None Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Medical Assistance in Dying

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Boundary Violations, Physician-Patient Relationship, Physicians
MAID Provider Form Electronic

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
MAID Combined Assessor Provider Form Electronic

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Lost or Stolen Patient Records None None Physicians
Insured Physician Services Versus Uninsured Physician Services None None Billing, Physicians
Informed Consent

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Informed Consent, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Health Link FAQs for Clinical Groups None None Physicians
Health Canada Regulation of Health Products Advertising

Source

Health Canada

None Health Canada Advertising, Physicians
Guide to Capacity Assessment under the Personal Directives Act, Alberta Office of the Public Guardian None None Informed Consent, Physicians
Guide to Capacity Assessment Under the Personal Directives Act

Source

Government of Alberta

None Government of Alberta Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), Physicians
Good Practices Guide: Informed Consent

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Boundary Violations, Informed Consent, Physician-Patient Relationship, Physicians
Goals of Care

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Informed Consent, Physicians
Generic Information Management Agreement template

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Physicians
Ethics Screening Tool None None Human Health, Physicians
Ethics Guideline Tool None None Human Health, Physicians
EMR Information Sharing Agreement (sample) None None Physicians
Email Communication FAQs None None Physicians
Email Communication - Know the Risks None None Physicians
Electronic Records Handbook

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Physicians
eLearning modules

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians
Disclosure Agreement template

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Physicians
Council Statement of Principles on Sexual Misconduct

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Boundary Violations, Physician-Patient Relationship, Physicians
Consent: A guide for Canadian physicians

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Informed Consent, Physicians
Canadian Code of Advertising Standards None None Advertising, Physicians
AMA Uninsured Services Guidelines to Billing (member login required)

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Billing, Physicians
Alberta Clinical Research Consortium None None Human Health, Physicians
After Hours Support for Continuity of Care

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Physicians
Abbreviations in Healthcare

Source

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

None Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Physicians
Towards a program of assessment for health professionals: from training into practice None None Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Articles
Evidence Based Medicine and Quality Improvement None None Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Articles
Institutional and Professional Responsibilities In Quality Assurance None None Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Articles
White Paper Accepting our responsibility None None Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Articles
Quality Improvement Assessment Tool (QIPAT) ? 7 Assessment Tool None None Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement, Quality Improvement Tools
Beyond the Quick Fix Strategies for Improving Patient Safety None None Article, Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Audit & Reflection Self-Reflection Feedback Guide None None Article, Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Tools & Resources

Source

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

None Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement Cycle Information
Canadian Patient Safety Institute Website

Source

Canadian Patient Safety Institute

None Canadian Patient Safety Institute Albertans, Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Alberta Health Services Professional Development

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians
Maslach Burnout Inventory

Source

Mind Garden

None Mind Garden Physicians, Practice Improvement
Future of Medical Education in Canada Continuing Professional Development (FMEC-CPD)

Source

Future of Medical Education in Canada Continuing Professional Development (FMEC-CPD)

None Future of Medical Education in Canada Continuing Professional Development (FMEC-CPD) Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Practice Improvement Cycle Information
Physician Practice Improvement - FMRAC

Source

Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC)

None Federation of Medical Licensing Boards (FMRAC) Physicians, Practice Improvement
MCC 360 - Medical Council of Canada None None Physicians, Practice Improvement
Sample GPR Report

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Accelerating Change Transformation Team (Previously AIM) None None Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement
MOC Guide for Developing and Using Multi-Source Feedback None None Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
MOC Clinic Audit Guidelines None None Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
MOC Clinical Audit Tool None None Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
MOC Tools & Resources None None Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Vaccine Refrigerator Temperature Record - Sample

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Physicians
Up-To-Date Website

Description

Clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes

Source

Wolters Kluwer

Clinical decision support resource associated with improved outcomes

Wolters Kluwer Physicians
Therapeutic Choices

Source

Canadian Pharmacists Association

None Canadian Pharmacists Association Clinical Decision Making, Physicians, Practice Improvement
The Most Responsible Physician (CMPA)

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Competence, Physicians, Referral Consultation, Responsibility of a Medical Practice, Standards of Practice, Supervision of Restricted Activities, Telemedicine
Terminating Physician-Patient Relationship Letter sample

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Agreement, Group Practice Management, Physicians
Team Norms sample

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Agreement, Group Practice Management, Physicians
Team Agreement sample

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Agreement, Group Practice Management, Physicians
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada CanMeds None None Continuing Medical Education (CME), Patient Care, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Qx MD

Description

Clinical calculator and decision support tool for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 10, and web, freely available to the medical community

Source

Read by QxMD

Clinical calculator and decision support tool for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 10, and web, freely available to the medical community

Read by QxMD Clinical Decision Making, Physicians, Practice Improvement
PROBE: Ethics & Boundaries Program Canada

Source

Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians

None Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians Physicians, Practice Improvement
Privacy Impact Assessment Seminar

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Competence, Physicians, Privacy
Privacy Impact Assessment Requirements

Source

Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC)

None Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) Information Sharing, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Privacy
Privacy Agreements

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Information Manager Agreement, Practice Management, Privacy
Primary Care Practice Courses

Source

University Of Calgary

None University Of Calgary Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Primary Care Networks

Source

Primary Care Networks

None Primary Care Networks Albertans, Competence, Patient Care, Physicians
Policy & Procedure Manual sample

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Agreement, Group Practice Management, Physicians
Physicians and nurse practitioners: Working collaboratively as independent health professionals (CMPA)

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Physicians, Standards of Practice
Physician Learning Program (PLP)

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Partners, Patient Care, Physicians
Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) Courses

Source

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

None Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Physicians
Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP)

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Competence, Mental Health, Partners, Patient Care, Physician Health Monitoring, Physician Support, Physicians
Pharmaceutical Information Network (PIN)

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Competence, Patient Care, Patient Records Management, Patient Safety, Physicians, Practice Support, Prescribing
Patient's Medical Home

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Competence, Patient Care, Physicians
Office of the?Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) Reporting a privacy breach

Source

Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC)

None Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) Physicians, Privacy
Office of the?Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) Guidance on Electronic Health Record Systems

Source

Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC)

None Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) Physicians, Privacy
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) Website & Contact Information

Source

Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC)

None Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) Physicians, Practice Improvement, Privacy
Netcare Portal Training

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Information Sharing, Netcare, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Privacy
Netcare Information Manager Agreement

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Information Sharing, Netcare, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Privacy
Netcare Expedited PIA Summary

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Information Sharing, Netcare, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Privacy
Netcare Expedited PIA Instructions for Alberta Netcare Portal

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Information Sharing, Netcare, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Privacy
Netcare Website

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Competence, Information Sharing, Netcare, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Privacy
Medical Record Keeping Workshop

Source

University Of Toronto

None University Of Toronto Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Medical Record Keeping Seminar

Source

Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians

None Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Medical Record Keeping, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Medical Record Keeping for Physicians Course None None Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Medical Record Keeping, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Medical Record Keeping course

Source

Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians

None Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Medical Record Keeping, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Medical Office Chaperone

Description

for staff working in physician offices

Source

MacEwan University

for staff working in physician offices

MacEwan University Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
MCC 360-Saegis Feedback and Coaching Program None None Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
IPAC Medication and Vaccine Injection Safety

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Practice Improvement Tools

Source

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

None Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Communication, Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Practice Improvement Resources

Source

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

None Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Communication, Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Communication Skills Workshops

Source

Institute For Healthcare Communication

None Institute For Healthcare Communication Communication, Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Website

Source

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

None Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Communication, Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Partners, Physicians, Practice Improvement
In-Patient Experience and Satisfaction Response Card (AHS)

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Competence, Patient Care, Physicians
Information Sharing Agreement

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Information Sharing, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Standards of Practice
Improving Inter-Professional Communication: Working Effectively in Medical Teams

Source

Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians

None Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians Communication, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Improving Inter-Professional Communication course

Source

Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians

None Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians Communication, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Hypertension Canada CHEP Guidelines & Tools

Source

Hypertension Canada

None Hypertension Canada Competence, Patient Care, Physicians
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)Clinic Panel Report

Source

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

None Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Competence, Partners, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Tools
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Personal Panel Report

Source

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

None Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Competence, Partners, Patient Care, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Tools
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Patient Satisfaction Survey

Source

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

None Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Competence, Partners, Patient Care, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Tools
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Medication Management Checklist

Source

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

None Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Competence, Opioids, Partners, Patient Care, Patient Safety, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Prescribing, Quality Improvement Tools, TPP Alberta
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Abbreviations

Source

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

None Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Competence, Partners, Patient Care, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Tools
Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Website

Source

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

None Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Competence, Partners, Patient Care, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Quality Improvement Tools
Health Information Act training

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Competence, Health Information Act, Information Sharing, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Standards of Practice
Health Information Act Request to Access Health Information

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Competence, Information Sharing, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Health Information Act

Source

Government of Alberta

None Government of Alberta Competence, Patient Care, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Privacy
General Infection Prevention & Control Standards Assessment

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Competence, Physicians
EMR Information Sharing Agreement sample

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Agreement, Competence, Information Sharing, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Standards of Practice
Electronic Records Handbook(CMPA)

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Competence, Information Sharing, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Standards of Practice
Disclosure Agreement template(AMA)

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Agreement, Competence, Information Sharing, Patient Records Management, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Standards of Practice
Crucial Conversations None None Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
CPSA Code of Conduct

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians
Courses in communication, teamwork, practice management, disruptive behavior and prescribing None None Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Cost Sharing & Operating Agreement sample

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Agreement, Competence, Group Practice Management, Physicians
CMPA Limiting discussion to one medical issue per visit

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Competence, Physicians
CMA Code of Ethics

Source

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

None Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Competence, Physicians
Clinician-Patient Communication to Enhance Health Outcomes

Source

Institute For Healthcare Communication

None Institute For Healthcare Communication Communication, Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Clinician Assessment and Professional Enhancement (CAPE)

Source

University Of Manitoba

None University Of Manitoba Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Choosing Wisely

Source

Choosing Wisely

None Choosing Wisely Competence, Patient Care, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Practice Support
Canadian registry for hip replacements

Source

Canadian Institute for Health Information

None Canadian Institute for Health Information Competence, Patient Care, Physicians
Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network Website

Source

Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network

None Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network Competence, Patient Care, Physicians, Practice Improvement
Canadian Family Physician ??? Practice-Based Small Group Learning Programs

Source

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

None College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Patient Care, Physicians
Canadian Diabetes Association ??? Clinical Practice Guidelines

Source

Canadian Diabetes Association / Diabetes Canada

None Canadian Diabetes Association / Diabetes Canada Patient Care, Physicians
Bugs & Drugs

Source

Bugs and Drugs

None Bugs and Drugs Antibiotics, Competence, Patient Care, Patient Records Management, Patient Safety, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Practice Support, Prescribing, TPP Alberta
Antibiograms

Source

University of Alberta

None University of Alberta Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement
AMA Information Management Agreement

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Agreement, Competence, Physicians
AMA EMR Support

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Competence, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Physicians
AMA After Hours Support for Continuity of Care

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Competence, Continuity of Care, Partners, Patient Care, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Standards of Practice
Alberta Medical Association Website

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

None Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Competence, Partners, Patient Care, Physicians
Alberta Health guidelines on mandatory privacy breach reporting

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Privacy
Alberta Health Completing a privacy impact assessment

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Competence, Physicians, Practice Improvement, Privacy
After-Hours Coverage Agreement sample

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Agreement, Competence, Continuity of Care, Physicians
Enhanced Patient Communication seminar

Source

Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians

None Centre For Personalized Education For Physicians Communication, Competence, Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Physicians, Practice Improvement
Safe Prescribing OUD

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to Albertans, Albertans
Telemedicine

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to Albertans, Albertans
Hotel Corporate Rates

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Operations
Statement of Services Rendered Expenses

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Operations
Electronic Funds Transfer Direct Bank Deposit Authorization

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Operations
TD1 Personal Tax Credits Return

Source

Government of Canada

None Government of Canada Government tax forms, Operations
AB1 Alberta Personal Tax Credits Return

Source

Government of Canada

None Government of Canada Government tax forms, Operations
CPT30 Election to Stop Contributing to the Canada Pension Plan, or Revocation of a Prior Election

Source

Government of Canada

None Government of Canada Government tax forms, Operations
What is substance use disorder (SUD) and how can the AMA's PFSP help Alberta physicians?

Description

This video will help to increase awareness of SUD and will be used to support the SUD conversation via PFSP’s education program, with the goal of educating and informing physicians, medical students and residents.

Source

Alberta Medical Association (AMA)

This video will help to increase awareness of SUD and will be used to support the SUD conversation via PFSP’s education program, with the goal of educating and informing physicians, medical students and residents.

Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Physician Health Monitoring, Physicians, Substance Use Disorder
Strategic Framework to Reduce the Risks of Substance Use Disorder in Anesthesiologists

Description

The purpose of this framework is to outline the initiatives that aim to reduce the prevalence, morbidity and mortality associated with substance misuse in anesthesia in Alberta.

Source

CPSA

The purpose of this framework is to outline the initiatives that aim to reduce the prevalence, morbidity and mortality associated with substance misuse in anesthesia in Alberta.

CPSA Physician Health Monitoring, Physicians, Substance Use Disorder
Implementation Tool Cannabis for Medical Purposes Standard of Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing, Tools for your practice
Accessing Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Source

Health Canada

None Health Canada Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Practical Considerations in Medical Cannabis Administration and Dosing None None Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program

Source

British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

None British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) OAT Courses, Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioid Prescribing, Opioids, Prescribing
Alberta Health's MDR Standards

Description

Establishes minimum requirements for the use of single-use medical devices and the cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of reusable medical devices between client use.

Source

Alberta Health

Establishes minimum requirements for the use of single-use medical devices and the cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of reusable medical devices between client use.

Alberta Health Facilities, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)
Alberta Health Services' IPAC Resources

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Facilities
Alberta Health's Blood & Body Fluid Exposure Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Facilities
Alberta Health's Handbook of Occupational Hazards and Controls for Community Clinics and Doctors' Offices

Description

Addresses hazards and controls for workers providing services in community clinics or doctors' offices. May be useful for other workers providing client care in community settings, such as therapists.

Source

Alberta Health

Addresses hazards and controls for workers providing services in community clinics or doctors' offices. May be useful for other workers providing client care in community settings, such as therapists.

Alberta Health Facilities
Safe Prescribing for Opioids None None None
Personal & Sexual Boundary Violations

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to Albertans, Albertans
COVID-19: Medical Care

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to Albertans, Albertans, COVID-19
COVID-19: Virtual Care None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
COVID-19: Reopening Practice None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
COVID-19: Difficult Practice Decisions None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
COVID-19: Defining "Urgent" None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Transition to Electronic Medical Records None None Physicians
Smart Phone Recordings by Patients (CMPA) None None Physicians
Privacy Impact Assessment Requirements Guide

Source

Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC)

None Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) Physicians, Privacy
Physicians as Custodians of Patient Records

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Lost or Stolen Patient Records None None Physicians
Email communication FAQs (OIPC) None None Physicians
Communicating with patients via email & Know the Risks (OIPC) None None Physicians
Electronic Communications & Security of Mobile Devices None None Physicians
8 Tips for Managing Emails (OIPC) None None Physicians
Social Media

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Safe Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Responsibility for a Medical Practice

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Referral Consultation None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Professional Courtesy

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Prescribing: Drugs Associated with Substance Use Disorder or Substance-Related Harm None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Prescribing: Administration None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Medical Practice Observation Experience None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Medical Assistance in Dying

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Medical Examinations by Non-Treating Physicians (NTMEs) None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Legislated Reporting & Release of Medical Information None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Job Action None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Insured Persons None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Informed Consent for Minors None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Informed Consent for Adults None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Goals of Care (AHS)

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Episodic Care None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Continuity of Care

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Charging for Uninsured Professional Services

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Cannabis for Medical Purposes None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Boundary Violations: Sexual

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Boundary Violations: Personal

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Advertising None None Advice to the Profession, Physicians
Pre-Facilitation Self-Reflection None None Group Practice Review (GPR), Physicians
Alberta Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT) Virtual Training Program (Module 5)

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) OAT Courses, Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Buprenorphine-Assisted Opioid Dependence Treatment course

Source

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

None Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) OAT Courses, Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
CFPC Webinar: Office-based Induction of Buprenorphine/naloxone using PEER Guideline (25 mins) None None OAT Courses, Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
CFPC Webinar: PEER Simplified Guideline: Managing OUD in Primary Care (60 mins) None None OAT Courses, Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Changing How We Talk About Substance Use None None Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Prescribing Suboxone in the Outpatient Setting None None Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
BC Opioid Use Disorder Guidelines

Source

British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU)

None British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Dependency Phone Consultation (AHS)

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
OAT Treatment Agreement None None Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Public Health Ontario's Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice

Source

Public Health Ontario

None Public Health Ontario Facilities
Canadian Standards Association Medical Device Reprocessing standard for purchase None None Facilities, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)
Public Health Ontario's Best Practices for Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization in all Healthcare Settings

Source

Public Health Ontario

None Public Health Ontario Facilities, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR)
Health Canada & Safety Code 35

Source

Health Canada

None Health Canada Accreditation, Facilities, X-ray
Medical Council of Canada & MCC 360 Program Information

Description

A national multi-source feedback program to evaluate physician workplace performance in their roles as communicator, collaborator and professional.

Source

Medical Council of Canada (MCC)

A national multi-source feedback program to evaluate physician workplace performance in their roles as communicator, collaborator and professional.

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Multi-source Feedback+ (MSF+), Physicians
When Antibiotics Fail & One Pager (The Council of Canadian Academies)

Description

When Antibiotics Fail is an independent, evidence-based assessment of the potential socio-economicimpact of AMR in Canada.

When Antibiotics Fail is an independent, evidence-based assessment of the potential socio-economicimpact of AMR in Canada.

None Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
When Antibiotics Fail & Complete Report (The Council of Canadian Academies)

Description

When Antibiotics Fail examines the current impacts of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on our healthcare system, projects the future impact on Canada's GDP, and looks at how widespread resistance will influence the day-to-day lives of Canadians. The report examines these issues through a One Health lens, recognizing the interconnected nature of AMR, from healthcare settings to the environment to the agriculture sector. It is the most comprehensive report to date on the economic impact of AMR in Canada.

When Antibiotics Fail examines the current impacts of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on our healthcare system, projects the future impact on Canada's GDP, and looks at how widespread resistance will influence the day-to-day lives of Canadians. The report examines these issues through a One Health lens, recognizing the interconnected nature of AMR, from healthcare settings to the environment to the agriculture sector. It is the most comprehensive report to date on the economic impact of AMR in Canada.

None Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Things Physicians and Patients Should Question (Choosing Wisely Canada)

Source

Choosing Wisely Canada

None Choosing Wisely Canada Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Common Community Infections: Key Clinical Pearls (CPhA) None None Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Chief Public Health Officer of Canada's 2019 Spotlight Report: Preserving Antibiotics Now and Into the Future None None Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Bugs & Drugs™ (Do Bugs Need Drugs?TM)

Description

Bugs & Drugs is the recommended reference for treatment of infectious diseases and appropriate antimicrobial use. It is peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and frequently updated.

Bugs & Drugs is the recommended reference for treatment of infectious diseases and appropriate antimicrobial use. It is peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and frequently updated.

None Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Antimicrobial Stewardship (CPhA) None None Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Antibiotic Awareness Week Canada None None Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Infectious Diseases Guidelines (TOP) None None Antimicrobial Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Brain Story Certification Course None None Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (CAMH) None None Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Managing Opioid Use Disorder in primary care (ACFP)

Description

The Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER) Simplified Guideline: Managing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Primary Care provides practical recommendations for treatment of OUD for primary care practitioners. All recommendations are intended to assist with, not dictate decision making in conjunction with patients. The guideline is developed with contributions from primary care professionals with little or no conflict for interest and focused on the highest level of evidence available.

The Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER) Simplified Guideline: Managing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in Primary Care provides practical recommendations for treatment of OUD for primary care practitioners. All recommendations are intended to assist with, not dictate decision making in conjunction with patients. The guideline is developed with contributions from primary care professionals with little or no conflict for interest and focused on the highest level of evidence available.

None Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Guide for prescribing buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) in the outpatient setting (BCMJ)

Description

GUIDELINE (Fr)

GUIDELINE (Fr)

None Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Management of Substance Use in Acute Care Settings in Alberta: Guidance Document

Description

GUIDELINE (Eng)

GUIDELINE (Eng)

None Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Consult with an expert on treating patients with opioid dependency None None Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
CRISM National Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder

Description

CRISM developed the first Canadian guideline for managing opioid use disorders. The guideline lays out the optimal strategies for the treatment of opioid addiction and recommends opioid agonist treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone as the preferred first-line treatment.

CRISM developed the first Canadian guideline for managing opioid use disorders. The guideline lays out the optimal strategies for the treatment of opioid addiction and recommends opioid agonist treatment with buprenorphine-naloxone as the preferred first-line treatment.

None Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Management of Opioid Use Disorders: A National Clinical Practice Guideline (CMAJ 2018)

Source

Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse

None Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Benzodiazepine Tapering (Appendix B-6, CNCP Guidelines Canada) None None Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Benzodiazepine Treatment Agreement & download template None None Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Choosing Wisely Canada implementation toolkit™ Less Sedatives for Your Older Relatives

Source

Choosing Wisely Canada

None Choosing Wisely Canada Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Clinical Toolkit: Benzodiazepines & Use and Taper None None Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Prescribing Drugs of Dependence in General Practice: Benzodiazepines (RACGP)

Description

This guide represents a synthesis of the best available evidence for benzodiazepine use in the primary care setting.

This guide represents a synthesis of the best available evidence for benzodiazepine use in the primary care setting.

None Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
De-prescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists & Evidence-based clinical practice guideline None None Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Physician Learning Program

Source

University of Alberta

None University of Alberta Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management (McGill)

Source

McGill University

None McGill University Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Concurrent Disorders Learning series

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Opioid Agonist Treatment Prescribing, Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Certificate in Pain Management (UAlberta)

Source

University of Alberta

None University of Alberta Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Clinical, research & continuing education (CAMH)

Source

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

None Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Introduction to Safe Prescribing: Opioids, Benzodiazepines, and Stimulants (MDcme.ca) None None Benzodiazepine Prescribing, Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Safer Opioid Prescribing Webinar Series (UofT) None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Essential Strategies for Chronic Pain Management (UofC)

Source

University Of Calgary

None University Of Calgary Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Wise Prescribing and De-prescribing: Opioid Skills for the Frontline Clinician None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Collaborative Mentorship Network, Medical Mentoring for Chronic Pain and Addiction (ACFP) None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid tapering for chronic pain patients for family physicians (AHS) None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Tapering Template (CEP)

Description

This tool is to support primary care providers in discussing the value of opioid tapering with all adult patients currently prescribed an opioid and to support their patients in reducing opioid dosages in a safe and effective way.

This tool is to support primary care providers in discussing the value of opioid tapering with all adult patients currently prescribed an opioid and to support their patients in reducing opioid dosages in a safe and effective way.

None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Treatment Agreement Template & click here to download template None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Safety for Patients with Chronic Pain None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Safety for Patients with Acute Pain None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Risk Tool None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Manager & Switching Opioids None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Manager (National Pain Centre) None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Chart of Evidence-Based Screening Tools and Assessment for Adults and Adolescents (NIH) None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Brief Pain Inventory None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Evidence Bundle (CADTH) None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Non-opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain (CDC) None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Clinical Toolkit: Meperidine (Demerol™): A Relic Misfit for Chronic Pain None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Clinical Toolkit: Urine Drug Screening None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Summary of Recommendations (CDC)

Description

Balancing pain management with the potential risks posed by prescription opioids is complex and challenging. CDC developed clinical tools and resources to give healthcare providers information and guidance to provide the best care for patients.

Balancing pain management with the potential risks posed by prescription opioids is complex and challenging. CDC developed clinical tools and resources to give healthcare providers information and guidance to provide the best care for patients.

None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (CDC)

Description

For primary care providers treating adults (18+) with chronic pain ?3 months, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care

For primary care providers treating adults (18+) with chronic pain ?3 months, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care

None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
2017 Canadian Opioid Prescribing Guideline poster None None Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing
SHEA Guidelines on blood-borne viruses

Description

This guideline provides the updated recommendations of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) regarding the management of healthcare providers who are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and/or the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

This guideline provides the updated recommendations of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) regarding the management of healthcare providers who are infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and/or the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

None None
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Website

Source

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

None Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Physicians
Alberta Health Services' Surgical Aseptic Technique and Sterile Field

Description

The surgical aseptic technique and sterile field guideline provides information, support and evidence-based practices to health care professionals performing invasive surgical procedures outside of operating rooms or in community-based health care settings, such as dental clinics, podiatry clinics and medical clinics. Infection prevention and control is a continually evolving discipline which is based on research and evidence-based practice.

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

The surgical aseptic technique and sterile field guideline provides information, support and evidence-based practices to health care professionals performing invasive surgical procedures outside of operating rooms or in community-based health care settings, such as dental clinics, podiatry clinics and medical clinics. Infection prevention and control is a continually evolving discipline which is based on research and evidence-based practice.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Facilities
Alberta Health's A Physician's Guide to Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities

Description

Information for physicians and their staff about creating a healthy and safe workplace for themselves, their co-workers and their employees, while complying with Alberta OHS legislation.

Source

Alberta Health

Information for physicians and their staff about creating a healthy and safe workplace for themselves, their co-workers and their employees, while complying with Alberta OHS legislation.

Alberta Health Facilities
Alberta Health's Infection Prevention and Control

Source

Alberta Health

None Alberta Health Facilities
Public Health Ontario's Infection Prevention and Control for Clinical Office Practice

Source

Public Health Ontario

None Public Health Ontario Facilities
Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis and the cannabinoids

Source

Health Canada

None Health Canada Physicians, Prescribing
Cannabis for Medical Purposes (Health Canada)

Source

Health Canada

None Health Canada Physicians, Prescribing
Implications of Cannabis Legalization on Youth and Young Adults

Source

Canadian Family Physician

None Canadian Family Physician Physicians, Prescribing
Simplified Guideline for Prescribing Medical Cannabinoids in Primary Care None None Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis & Maternal Cannabis Use During Pregnancy None None Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis & Cannabis Use and Driving None None Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Cannabis - Canadian Drug Summary

Source

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

None Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Use of Medical Cannabis with Other Medications: A Review of Safety and Guidelines None None Physicians, Prescribing
abis None None Physicians, Prescribing
Western Canada Diagnostic Accreditation Alliance (WCDAA)

Description

The WCDAA is a cross-provincial resource sharing initiative that standardizes accreditation across western provinces. The CPSA's Diagnostic accreditation program is committed to the WCDAA.

The WCDAA is a cross-provincial resource sharing initiative that standardizes accreditation across western provinces. The CPSA's Diagnostic accreditation program is committed to the WCDAA.

None Accreditation, Diagnostic Lab Medicine, Facilities
Guidelines for point-of-care testing (POCT) in unaccredited settings

Description

Healthcare professionals that use POCT in unaccredited settings like doctors' offices, home care, pharmacies or any other non-hospital setting should follow this guideline to perform safe POCT.

Healthcare professionals that use POCT in unaccredited settings like doctors' offices, home care, pharmacies or any other non-hospital setting should follow this guideline to perform safe POCT.

None Accreditation, Diagnostic Lab Medicine, Facilities
Radiation Protection Act and Regulation None None Accreditation, Facilities, X-ray
Changing How We Talk About Substance Use None None Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Slow-Release Oral Morphine for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Alberta None None Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Methadone for Pain in Palliative Care Online Course

Description

a series of three education modules for physicians, nurses and pharmacists seeking to improve their knowledge in prescribing and managing patients prescribed methadone for pain in palliative care.

a series of three education modules for physicians, nurses and pharmacists seeking to improve their knowledge in prescribing and managing patients prescribed methadone for pain in palliative care.

None Continuous Professional Development (CPD), Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Opioid Dependency Phone Consultation (AHS) None None Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Get Naloxone (AHS)

Source

Alberta Health Services (AHS)

None Alberta Health Services (AHS) Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Physicians, Prescribing
Medical Council of Canada & MCC 360 FAQs None None Multi-source Feedback+ (MSF+), Physicians
R2C2 Facilitation

Description

To be used in discussions with groups of physicians regarding individual, group and/or comparator data.

Source

CPSA

To be used in discussions with groups of physicians regarding individual, group and/or comparator data.

CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Sample HQCA Clinic Proxy Report

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians, Practice Improvement
Sample GPR SOP report None None Group Practice Review (GPR), Physicians
Background and History of GPR None None Group Practice Review (GPR), Physicians
Regulation of Health Products Advertising None None Advertising
Canadian Code of Advertising Standards None None Advertising
Transfer of Care

Description

Steps that physicians must take when they are transferring care of a patient to another practitioner.

Source

CPSA

Steps that physicians must take when they are transferring care of a patient to another practitioner.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship

Description

Physicians still have certain responsibilities to their patients when discharging them from their care.

Source

CPSA

Physicians still have certain responsibilities to their patients when discharging them from their care.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Telemedicine

Description

Like most things, health care is going digital. Know the expectations of physicians providing care through electronic communication.

Source

CPSA

Like most things, health care is going digital. Know the expectations of physicians providing care through electronic communication.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Supervision of Restricted Activities

Description

Physicians can provide services outside their scope of practice only under certain circumstances.

Source

CPSA

Physicians can provide services outside their scope of practice only under certain circumstances.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Duty to Report Self

Description

It is the responsibility of every physician to notify CPSA of incidents or circumstances that may impact their ability to provide safe care.

Source

CPSA

It is the responsibility of every physician to notify CPSA of incidents or circumstances that may impact their ability to provide safe care.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Sale of Products by Physicians

Description

Under certain circumstances, a physician can sell products related to medical treatment.

Source

CPSA

Under certain circumstances, a physician can sell products related to medical treatment.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Safe Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder

Description

When treating a patient struggling with addiction, certain criteria must be followed.

Source

CPSA

When treating a patient struggling with addiction, certain criteria must be followed.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Responding to Third-Party Requests

Description

When a patient or someone they've authorized to act on their behalf requests information, a physician must respond (generally within 30 days).

When a patient or someone they've authorized to act on their behalf requests information, a physician must respond (generally within 30 days).

None Physicians, Standards of Practice
Responsibility for a Medical Practice

Description

Entering medical practice brings responsibilities to both patients, physician colleagues and non-physician staff.

Source

CPSA

Entering medical practice brings responsibilities to both patients, physician colleagues and non-physician staff.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Reprocessing Medical Equipment

Description

Preventing infection by ensuring any medical equipment used in a non-hospital setting is properly cleaned and sterilized.

Source

CPSA

Preventing infection by ensuring any medical equipment used in a non-hospital setting is properly cleaned and sterilized.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Relocating a Medical Practice

Description

When moving practice to a new location, a physician must notify their patients and ensure their care is not impacted.

Source

CPSA

When moving practice to a new location, a physician must notify their patients and ensure their care is not impacted.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Relationships with Industry

Description

When a physician develops a working relationship with a manufacturer of health care products, certain expectations must be fulfilled.

Source

CPSA

When a physician develops a working relationship with a manufacturer of health care products, certain expectations must be fulfilled.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Referral Consultation

Description

When a patient is referred to another physician, timely communication regarding appointments and follow-up is key so the patient receives proper care.

Source

CPSA

When a patient is referred to another physician, timely communication regarding appointments and follow-up is key so the patient receives proper care.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Re-Entering Medical Practice or Changing Scope of Practice

Description

If a physician wants to return to practice after an extended absence, or wants to change the type of medicine they practice, they must notify CPSA.

Source

CPSA

If a physician wants to return to practice after an extended absence, or wants to change the type of medicine they practice, they must notify CPSA.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Prescribing: Drugs Associated with Substance Use Disorders or Substance-Related Harms

Description

Physicians are encouraged to be cautious when prescribing medications that carry a higher risk of addiction or misuse.

Source

CPSA

Physicians are encouraged to be cautious when prescribing medications that carry a higher risk of addiction or misuse.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Prescribing: Administration

Description

Ensuring accuracy, security and safety when writing prescriptions.

Source

CPSA

Ensuring accuracy, security and safety when writing prescriptions.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Patient Record Retention

Description

Physicians are custodians of their patient records, which must be stored safely to protect confidentiality. When there is more than one custodian, an information-sharing agreement is required and physicians who can no longer act as custodians must designate a successor.

Source

CPSA

Physicians are custodians of their patient records, which must be stored safely to protect confidentiality. When there is more than one custodian, an information-sharing agreement is required and physicians who can no longer act as custodians must designate a successor.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Patient Record Content

Description

It is the responsibility of all physicians to maintain accurate, up-to-date records of all their patient interactions.

Source

CPSA

It is the responsibility of all physicians to maintain accurate, up-to-date records of all their patient interactions.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Non-Treating Medical Examinations

Description

Expectations for physicians when examining a patient for legal, financial or insurance reasons.

Source

CPSA

Expectations for physicians when examining a patient for legal, financial or insurance reasons.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Medical Services Requiring Accreditation Outside of Hospitals

Description

Certain health services can be provided outside of a hospital, if the facility and treating physician have proper approval.

Source

CPSA

Certain health services can be provided outside of a hospital, if the facility and treating physician have proper approval.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Medical Assistance in Dying

Description

There is provincial and federal legislation that must be followed when providing medical assistance in dying.

Source

CPSA

There is provincial and federal legislation that must be followed when providing medical assistance in dying.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Job Action

Description

A physician cannot withdraw their services if it will put patient care at risk.

Source

CPSA

A physician cannot withdraw their services if it will put patient care at risk.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Informed Consent

Description

A physician must obtain consent and ensure the patient is fully informed and understands any medical examination, procedure or treatment before it takes place.

Source

CPSA

A physician must obtain consent and ensure the patient is fully informed and understands any medical examination, procedure or treatment before it takes place.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Human Health Research

Description

Expectations of physicians participating in any research that involves patients.

Source

CPSA

Expectations of physicians participating in any research that involves patients.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Establishing the Physician-Patient Relationship

Description

Clarifying when it can be reasonably assumed a physician will provide care for a patient beyond a single appointment, and when a physician cannot refuse to establish a physician-patient relationship.

Source

CPSA

Clarifying when it can be reasonably assumed a physician will provide care for a patient beyond a single appointment, and when a physician cannot refuse to establish a physician-patient relationship.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Episodic Care

Description

Outlines the responsibilities physicians have to ensure patients are taken care of after a single encounter (like in an emergency room).

Source

CPSA

Outlines the responsibilities physicians have to ensure patients are taken care of after a single encounter (like in an emergency room).

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Duty to Report a Colleague

Description

If a physician knows a colleague has behaved in an unprofessional manner, they are required to notify the appropriate regulatory body. This standard also includes reporting guidelines for when a physician provides treatment to another physician or other regulated health professional.

Source

CPSA

If a physician knows a colleague has behaved in an unprofessional manner, they are required to notify the appropriate regulatory body. This standard also includes reporting guidelines for when a physician provides treatment to another physician or other regulated health professional.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Dispensing of Schedule 1 and 2 Drugs by a Physician for a Fee

Description

Clarifying the circumstances under which a physician can dispense certain drugs for a fee.

Source

CPSA

Clarifying the circumstances under which a physician can dispense certain drugs for a fee.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Disclosure of Harm

Description

If a patient suffers ill-effects as a result of a treatment, they have a right to know and their physician has a duty to inform them.

Source

CPSA

If a patient suffers ill-effects as a result of a treatment, they have a right to know and their physician has a duty to inform them.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Continuity of Care

Description

Ensuring patients receive the care they need, when they need it, particularly after-hours.

Source

CPSA

Ensuring patients receive the care they need, when they need it, particularly after-hours.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Conscientious Objection

Description

Balancing a physician's right to follow their conscience and a patient's right to accessible health care.

Source

CPSA

Balancing a physician's right to follow their conscience and a patient's right to accessible health care.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Conflict of Interest

Description

Confirming and clarifying a physician's duty to act in the best interest of their patient first.

Source

CPSA

Confirming and clarifying a physician's duty to act in the best interest of their patient first.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Practising Outside of Established Conventional Medicine

Description

For physicians who provide healthcare practices and products not currently considered mainstream medicine.

Source

CPSA

For physicians who provide healthcare practices and products not currently considered mainstream medicine.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Code of Ethics & Professionalism

Description

Gives ethical guidance, so physicians can provide the highest standard of care, while fostering patient and public trust in physicians and the profession.

Source

CPSA

Gives ethical guidance, so physicians can provide the highest standard of care, while fostering patient and public trust in physicians and the profession.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Closing or Leaving a Medical Practice

Description

When a physician retires or voluntarily leaves their practice, certain steps are required to ensure consistent patient care.

Source

CPSA

When a physician retires or voluntarily leaves their practice, certain steps are required to ensure consistent patient care.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Charging for Uninsured Professional Services

Description

What is required when patients are charged for services not covered by insurance or public funding (e.g. elective medical procedures, form completion, no-show fees, etc.).

Source

CPSA

What is required when patients are charged for services not covered by insurance or public funding (e.g. elective medical procedures, form completion, no-show fees, etc.).

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Description

For physicians who choose to treat patients with cannabis.

Source

CPSA

For physicians who choose to treat patients with cannabis.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Boundary Violations: Sexual

Description

Addressing the seriousness of sexual abuse and misconduct against patients.

Source

CPSA

Addressing the seriousness of sexual abuse and misconduct against patients.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Boundary Violations: Personal

Description

Expected boundaries for physician-patient and physician-learner relationships.

Source

CPSA

Expected boundaries for physician-patient and physician-learner relationships.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
Advertising

Description

How and when a physician can promote the services they offer.

Source

CPSA

How and when a physician can promote the services they offer.

CPSA Physicians, Standards of Practice
TDM Candidate Guidelines & Preparation Resources

Description

Includes detailed information about the TDM exam, including exam length, fees, style of questions, tips and more.

Source

Medical Council of Canada (MCC)

Includes detailed information about the TDM exam, including exam length, fees, style of questions, tips and more.

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Registration Assessments, Therapeutics Decision Making Exam
TDM Exam Resources

Description

We strongly recommend you download and review our TDM Exam Study Resources to help you prepare.

Source

Medical Council of Canada (MCC)

We strongly recommend you download and review our TDM Exam Study Resources to help you prepare.

Medical Council of Canada (MCC) Registration Assessments, Therapeutics Decision Making Exam
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse None None Opioid, Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), Opioids, Prescribing, Substance Use Disorder
Pick up a Naloxone Kit Free of Charge None None Opioids, Prescribing, Substance Use Disorder
Opioids, Benzo and Z-drugs: Alberta Physicians' Attitudes and Opinions upon Receipt of their Personalized Prescribing Profile

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Opioids, Prescribing, Z-Drugs
Experiential knowledge of risk and support factors for physicians performance in Canada: a qualitative study

Source

CPSA

None CPSA Physicians
The Science of Cannabis

Source

McMaster University

None McMaster University Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Continuous Professional Development, Physicians, Prescribing
Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis and the cannabinoids

Source

Health Canada

None Health Canada Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Prescribing
Cannabis for Medical Purposes

Source

Health Canada

None Health Canada Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Prescribing, Tools for your practice
ACMPR Daily Amount Fact Sheet (Dosage)

Source

Health Canada

None Health Canada Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Implications of Cannabis Legalization on Youth and Young Adults

Source

Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA)

None Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Systematic review of systematic reviews for medical cannabinoids None None Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing, Tools for your practice
Use of Medical Cannabis with Other Medications: A Review of Safety and Guidelines None None Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Prescribing
Medical Cannabis Evidence Bundle

Source

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

None Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Cannabis for Medical Purposes, Physicians, Prescribing
Practical Considerations in Medical Cannabis Administration and Dosing (EJIM) None None Prescribing
HQCA Provincial Framework for Managing Disruptive Behaviour in the Healthcare Workplace

Source

Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA)

None Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) Physicians
Cannabis for Medical Purposes None None Standards of Practice
2017 Canadian Guidelines for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (McMaster)

Source

McMaster

None McMaster Administration, Opioid, Opioid Prescribing, Physicians, Prescribing, Standards of Practice
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