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Guidelines (in HTML) Printable Documents (PDF)
Colorectal Screening for Cancer Prevention in Asymptomatic Patients (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 321K)
Appendix A: Factors Influencing Colorectal Cancer Risk (PDF 113K)
Summary (PDF 199K)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2011) Full Guideline (PDF 788K)
Summary (PDF 224K)
Appendix A - Patient Care Flow Sheet (PDF 106K)
Appendix B - Prescription Medication Table for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (PDF 230K)
Appendix C - Medical Indications for Home Oxygen for Stable COPD Patients (PDF 161K)
Appendix D - COPD Flare-up Action Plan (PDF 166K)
Appendix E - Antibiotic Treatment Recommendations for Acute Exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) (PDF 179K)
COPD - A Guide for Patients (PDF 112K)
Frailty in Older Adults – Early Identification and Management (2012) Summary (PDF 261K)
CSHA Clinical Frailty Scale (PDF 59K)
Appendix A - Seniors Assessment Tool (PDF 137K)
Appendix B - Sample Care Plan Template (PDF 135K)
Appendix C - Medication Review (PDF 128K)
No Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Form (PDF)
Mammography - This protocol has been incorporated into the new guideline "Breast Disease and Cancer: Diagnosis" (Appendix B). Full Guideline (PDF 672K)
Appendix B: Protocol for the Use of Mammography Services at Diagnostic Facilities (PDF 114K)
Overweight and Obese Adults - Diagnosis and Management (2011) Full Guideline (PDF 1.1M)
Appendix A - Prescription Medication Table for the Treatment of Obesity in Adults (PDF 185K)
Appendix B - Body Mass Index Chart (Adults) (PDF 266K)
Problem Drinking (2013) Full Guideline (PDF 1.1M)
Problem Drinking Part 1 - Screening and Assessment (PDF 573K)
Appendix A - Standard Drink Size Illustration (PDF 195K) • Alcohol Screening Note (PDF 154K) • Problem Drinking Part 2 - Brief Intervention (PDF 377K)
Brief Intervention Follow-up Note (PDF 147K) • Problem Drinking Part 3 - Office Based Management of Alcohol Withdrawal and Prescribing Medications for Alcohol Dependence (PDF 370K)
Appendix A - Prescription Medication Table for Alcohol Dependence (PDF 142K)
Vitamin D Testing Protocol (2013) Full Protocol (PDF 211K)
Summary (PDF 239K)
Patient Guide (PDF 235K)

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