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EMR Tip Sheets
Over the past several months the GPSC Provincial Recruitment & Retention Steering Committee (PRRSC) has developed EMR Tip Sheets, which outline basic EMR functionality:
These Tip Sheets are a tool for medical students, residents, locums and/or new-to-practice family physicians who might be unfamiliar with a particular EMR. Each Tip Sheet walks a new user through the basics of documentation during a patient visit, including ordering medication and labs and requesting consults, among other tasks.
Please feel free to share these Tip Sheets with your colleagues. And if you have feedback on any of these tip sheets please send it to RandRCommittee@doctorsofbc.ca so they can include it in the next revision.
Home Health Monitoring for Heart Failure and COPD (Community Health Services)
Home Health Monitoring is monitoring service offered to clients in their home. Besides measuring their blood pressure, pulse, weight and oxygen saturation, clients complete a daily care plan designed to help them better recognize and respond to their heart failure or COPD symptoms. The information is sent to a nurse who monitors and supports the client. Biometric reports and any medical concerns are communicated to the client’s family physician. Palliative Care and Multi-morbidity will be added soon.
- What is Home Health Monitoring?
- Why refer to Home Health?
- When to refer:
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ON TRAC Website and Youth Tool Kit
The ON TRAC initiative was developed to help youth, young adults, families, and health care providers work together to ensure a smooth, safe, continuous, developmentally-appropriate transition from pediatric to adult care. One of our first steps towards accessible knowledge for youth was the creation of a "youth toolkit," specifically designed to help young people assess & acquire the skills they need for a successful transition.
Based on clinical tools, parent feedback, and youth advisory engagement, we're excited to announce that the Youth Toolkit is now available online.
For submission, feedback or involvement in project areas, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perinatal Services BC
Perinatal Services BC (PSBC) is sharing two new practice support checklists on prenatal and postpartum care that were developed by the Vancouver Division of Family Practice and adapted into a PSBC provincial resource with their permission and collaboration.
The checklists have been developed to support all family physicians, whether providing episodic care or full service family medicine, to provide optimal early antenatal and postpartum care. The checklists include recommendations based on best evidence and expert consensus opinion. The antenatal care recommendations are derived from the BC Maternity Care Pathway (PSBC 2010) where levels of evidence can be found.
The checklists can be accessed directly through the following links:
- Early Prenatal Care Summary and Checklist for Primary Care Providers
- Post Partum and Newborn Care Summary Checklist for Primary Care Providers
Free genetic counseling from BC Women's Hospital for women and men with a family history of mental illness
This is a provincial service provided in Vancouver, via telehealth phone appointments or, with sufficient demand, an outreach clinic. The clinic is the first of its kind in the world, launched by Canada Research chair and genetic counselor Jehannine Austin. Referrals are welcomed from all health care providers. Contact Angela Inglis or phone 1 604 875-2000 ext 4733.