Clinical Skills Building

Conference Videos - Dementia in the 21st Century New!
Presentations from the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice Residential Care Program's: Dementia in the 21st Century: Approaches to the Management of the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in Residential Care, held on June 3, 2017. Videos include presentations on: What is BPSD, Family and Resident-Centred Care, Polypharmacy reduction approaches, Medication use to help manage BPSD, Complementary methods (e.g. P.I.E.C.E.S., technology) to help manage BPSD.

Dementia Roadmap - Practitioner 
An easy to read description of the stages of dementia - symptoms, sign-posts, good questions and tasks for the clinician. Four pages, developed by Dr. Trevor Janz.

Presentation Outlining the Best Practices for Dementia Care
PowerPoint Presentation that outlines best practices for dementia care, for teaching clinicians. Submitted by the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice. Contact Sylvain Turgeon for a copy of this resource.

Clinical Training Videos 
Videos of presentation done in Victoria on Infections, Polypharmacy, Palliative Care, Pain etc. Submitted by the Victoria Division of Family Practice. 

Appropriate Use of Antipsychotics (AUA) Toolkit 
Provides health care professionals with direction regarding assessment and management of responsive behaviours associated with dementia.

Use of Antipsychotics in Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Discussion Guide 
This tool is designed to help providers understand, assess, and manage residents in LTC homes
with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (responsive behaviours), with a focus
on antipsychotic medications.

Evidence-based Deprescribing Algorithm for Antipsychotics
Three evidence-based guidelines to support clinicians in safely reducing or stopping medication in three specific drug classes — proton pump inhibitors, benzodiazepine receptor agonists, and antipsychotics.

Deprescribing Guidelines and Algorithms 
Developed by a team of healthcare and research experts, the evidence-based guidelines and their associated algorithms are products of quality research and real-world application.

MedStopper is a deprescribing resource for healthcare professionals and their patients.

Clinical Training In Residential Care
A resource list