GP/SP Consults - Best Practice Checklist for Referrals
Adapted from the Quality Referral Evaluation (QuRE) Working Group in Alberta, this checklist ensures effective communication and flow of necessary patient information, coordination, and integration – click/tap here to download the checklist
Palliative Care Resources
When You Are Facing a Life-Limiting Diagnosis – Patient Resources and Services for Supportive and Palliative Care in Nelson
When You Are Facing a Life-Limiting Diagnosis – Patient Resources and Services for Supportive and Palliative Care in Trail
Adverse Childhood Experiences
How to Incorporate ACEs Into Your Practice
Practitioner's ACEs toolkit - includes ACEs questionnaires for children, youth and adults.
Chronic Pain Tool and Database
A brochure with practitioner guidance on supporting patients with Chronic Pain.
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!
Child and Youth Mental Health Substance Use Resources
- Pathways to Care: Brochure to help families find support for children with mental health and/or substance use needs:
CYMHSU Referral Pathways: Referral resource for Family Physicians
Perinatal Mental Health Resources
- Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale 3 tool (short version) ... EPDS 10 tool (longer version)
- Postpartum "Plain Mama English" tool and local Kootenay Boundary resources list
- IH Postpartum Depression Referral Pathways - Trail, Castlegar, Nelson, Kalso, New Denver, Nakusp, Boundary
- Perinatal Mental Health Project report
Dementia Roadmap for Practitioners
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.
Dementia Roadmap for Families
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
If you wish to print the Dementia Roadmap for Families locally, a full resolution, print-ready file is available – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMR Forms for Profile Clinics
Over 60 new and updated forms to import into your Profile EMR. Available here on Pathways.
EMR Tip Sheets
Developed by the GPSC Provincial Recruitment & Retention Steering Committee (PRRSC) these tip sheets 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.
Kootenay Boundary Newborn Supports
MicroBloggingMD (MBMD): Secure Messaging btwn GPs/SPs/Nurses
With the new MBMD secure messaging App you can:
Send secure messages between GPs/SPs across IH and soon facility based Nurses and Home Health
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!
CYMH Wraparound Care Program Package
Please find below links to the West Kootenay Local Action Team's "Wraparound Information and Referral Package." The package includes (click to download):
- Wraparound Q&A for Physicians
- Wraparound Q&A for Service Providers
- Provider Referral Form – including referral criteria
- Parent Letter – explaining Wraparound care to families
- Family Consent Form – explaining all aspects of Wraparound testing
Pathways: Streamlined Access to Team-based Care
Preferred practice guidelines for maternity patients with high BMI
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 the following: Guideline for family physicians to provide information on preferred practice for patients with high BMI.
Regional CPDRegional CPD calendar of upcoming events.
Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise (RACE)
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.
Child Youth Mental Health Substance Use
Website for GPs, families and patients with a directory of CYMHSU resources available in each KB Community – kootenayfamilyplace.org/kbsearchlight.
Adult Psychiatry – Responsive Behaviours in Seniors Rounds (Nelson)See the regional CPD calendar for dates.
Home Health Algorithm
IH and KB Division worked together to produce the "Home Health Referral Process" algorithm with the objective of streamlining HH referrals. Download it here.
Social Determinants of Health – The Poverty Intervention Tool
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.