This is the one stop shop for resources that have been developed to help our members.
A brochure with practitioner guidance on supporting with Chronic Pain patients.
Chronic Pain directory of services in the LOWER COLUMBIA region (Trail, Rossland, Fruitvale, Castlegar) - printable version for clinics.
Chronic Pain directory of services for NELSON and area - printable version for clinics.
Chronic Pain Roadmap: Alongside the Pain Disability Index, this roadmap gives FPs a tool to quickly determine a plan of action for helping patients self-manage their pain and track their progress over time.
Pain BC’s Coaching for Health: Free telephone or video conference lay coaching program designed to help people living with pain learn self-management skills, regain function and improve their well-being.
Dr. Kailia's Self-managment program manual: This comprehensive manual is for motivated patients to fully understand and develop the capacity/skills to better manage their pain. Over 300 pages of information, tips, and tools!
Please be patient, this is a large document and takes a little time (about 30s to a minute) to download!
CYMHSU Referral Pathways: Referral resource for Family Physicians
A roadmap for outlining the stages of dementia - symptoms, sign-posts, good questions and tasks for the practitioner. Developed by Dr. Trevor Janz with support from KB Division.
Click here to download
A roadmap for outlining the stages of dementia for patients and their families. Developed by Dr. Trevor Janz with support from KB Division.
Click here to download
Over 60 new and updated forms to import into your Profile EMR. Available here on Pathways.
With the new MBMD secure messaging App you can:
View up-to-date Call Board within the App
Attach images directly to the message
Indicate level of urgency to help colleagues answer in appropriate time
Stay legal - all data is transmitted 100% safe and secure (unlike texts!)
Receive admissions and discharge notifications, and more!
Please find below links to the West Kootenay Local Action Team's "Wraparound Information and Referral Package." The package includes (click to download):
Currently, there is no standardized guideline in the Kootenay Boundary region for addressing the needs of maternity patients with high BMI. Thus, the Regional Perinatal Committee developed this guideline for family physicians to provide information on preferred practice for patients with high BMI.
Hotline access to local specialist advice as well as Vancouver RACE specialists – 1 844 365-7223. Click here to download a VCARD to your computer or phone.
Website for GPs, families and patients with a directory of CYMHSU resources available in each KB Community – kootenayfamilyplace.org/kbsearchlight.
The Poverty Intervention Tool guides doctors with a list of questions to help address the impact of poverty on their patients’ health and puts the resources they need to connect patients with the appropriate community supports and services at their fingertips. Click here to download the Poverty Intervention Tool.
Click here to download a short summary of Dr. Lee MacKay's Rounds on the Social Determinants of Health and how to use the Poverty Intervention Tool in practice.
Click here to download a list of Nelson based services presented by Nelson Community Groups who attended Dr. MacKay's Rounds – including the Nelson Food Cupboard, The Advocacy Centre, Nelson Cares, ANKORS and Nelson Community Services.
In March, the Ministry of Health released three Policy Papers: Primary Care, Rural Care, and Surgical Services. The Division has summarized the documents focusing on content relevant to most KB General Practitioners – click here to view the summary.
The impact of these papers is anticipated to be significant and some readers may find different priorities than outlined in the summary document. All are encouraged to deepen their understanding by reviewing the source documents which are available here: