Category Archives: Respiratory

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 11,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Their purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

  1. Go to http://www.idsociety.org/Index.aspx
  2. Click on “Guidelines” and search “HAP” in Search box.
  3. Please note to access archived guidelines (older than 5 years old) please read the section under “IDSA Practice Guidelines” and follow the links.

IDSA Home

Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is a common finding in many populations, including healthy women and persons with underlying urologic abnormalities. The 2005 guideline from the Infectious Diseases Society of America recommended that ASB should be screened for and treated only in pregnant women or in an individual prior to undergoing invasive urologic procedures.


Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a community of over 11,000 physicians, scientists and public health experts who specialize in infectious diseases. Their purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

  1. Go to http://www.idsociety.org/Index.aspx
  2. Click on “Guidelines” and search for “CAP” in search box for most current guideline. Please note to access archived guidelines (older than 5 years old) please read the section under “IDSA Practice Guidelines” and follow the links

IDSA Home

Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is a common finding in many populations, including healthy women and persons with underlying urologic abnormalities. The 2005 guideline from the Infectious Diseases Society of America recommended that ASB should be screened for and treated only in pregnant women or in an individual prior to undergoing invasive urologic procedures.


BC Smoking Cessation Program

The B.C. Smoking Cessation Program helps eligible B.C. residents who wish to stop smoking or using other tobacco products.

What you will find here: Smoking cessation programs available to B.C. residents.

Go to https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/health-drug-coverage/pharmacare-for-bc-residents/what-we-cover/drug-coverage/bc-smoking-cessation-program

BC Smoking Cessation Program – Province of British Columbia

Global Initiative for Chronic Lung Disease (GOLD) Reports

What you will find here: Information about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease diagnosis, assessment, management and prevention.

  1. Go to http://goldcopd.org
  2. Under “Reports” –> “ 20xx GOLD Reports” section click on the most up to date “GOLD Reports for Personal Use” and specifically the most recent “Global Strategy for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of COPD”.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease – Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease – GOLD

The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) works with health care professionals and public health officials.


Asthma COPD Device Instructions – The Lung Association

What you will find here: How to use Instructions on the following devices Breezhaler, Diskus, Ellipta, Genuair, Handihaler, metered-dose inhaler, metered-dose inhaler with a spacer device, metered-dose inhaler with a spacer device and mask, Nebulizer, Respimat,Turbuhlaer, Twisthaler.

Asthma COPD Device Instructions 

Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Reports

What you will find here: Information about asthma diagnosis, assessment, management, and prevention based on a review of recent scientific literature by an international panel of experts on the Global Initiative for Asthma Science Committee.

  1. Go to http://ginasthma.org
  2. Click on “GINA Reports” and download the most up to date “Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention”.

Global Initiative for Asthma – Global Initiative for Asthma – GINA

We work with health care professionals and public health officials around the globe to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality.


UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK- Infection Prophylaxis

What you will find here: Best practices, summaries and algorithms on prophylaxis treatment for influenza, surgical site infection and upper GI bleeding in cirrhosis.

  1. Go to antimicrobialstewardship.com
  2. Select required resource

Home | SHS+UHN Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Toronto Canada

Homepage for the SHS-UHN Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Toronto, Ontario Canada