Category Archives: Additional Clinical Resources

The following section contains resources on special population groups and on specially selected topics.

Therapeutics Initiative (TI)

What you will find here:  The Therapeutics Initiative (TI) was established in 1994 by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in cooperation with the Department of Family Practice at The University of British Columbia with its mission to provide physicians and pharmacists with up-to-date, evidence-based, practical information on prescription drug therapy.

Therapeutics Initiative

Canadian Agency for Drugs & Technologies in Health: Resources

What you will find here: CADTH is an independent, not-for-profit organization responsible for providing health care decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of health technologies, including: Drugs, Diagnostic tests, Medical, dental, and surgical devices and procedures.


CADTH provides a variety of resources that enable you to find, produce, interpret, and implement evidence. These include software applications, search tools, customized Excel spreadsheets, and more. If you have any questions about CADTH’s resources, please contact CADTH at our main office or get in touch with the CADTH Liaison Officer nearest to you.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support in Adults

What you will find here:  UpToDate – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support in Adults.

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Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) in adults – UpToDate

The field of resuscitation has been evolving for more than two centuries. The Paris Academy of Science recommended mouth-to-mouth ventilation for drowning victi

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

What you will find here:  Adult advanced cardiovascular life support guidelines.

Part 7: Adult Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

The review considered the use of Amiodarone, Lidocaine, Magnesium and Beta-blockers for antiarrhythmic therapy during and immediately after adult ventricular fibrillation (VF) and pulseless ventricular tachycardia (pVT) cardiac arrest. As a result, the Adult writing group’s recommendations for CPR and ECC have been updated and now provide further clarity regarding the application of antiarrhythmics during cardiac arrest.

British Columbia Guidelines

What you will find here: British Columbia Guidelines are clinical practice guidelines and protocols that provide recommendations to B.C. practitioners on delivering high quality, appropriate care to patients with specific clinical conditions or

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BC Guidelines – Province of British Columbia

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Stopping Medications Safely

What you will find here: Medstopper is a tool to help clinicians and patients make decisions about reducing or stopping medications. By entering the list of medications a patient is receiving, Medstopper sequences the drugs from “more likely to stop” to “less likely to stop”, based on three key criteria: the potential of the drug to improve symptoms, its potential to reduce the risk of future illness and its likelihood of causing harm. Suggestions for how to taper the medication are also provided.