Health Professional Tools

2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines

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The 2010 Osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis represent a shift in the prevention and treatment of osteoporotic fractures, moving the focus from treating low mineral bone density (BMD) to better identifying fractures caused by weakened bones (fragility fractures).

Osteoporosis Assessment Form

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The 2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in Canada and the 2015 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Frail Elderly offer evidence-based screening and treatment recommendations for adults over 50 years. We have developed an osteoporosis and falls assessment tool for PS Suite and OSCAR EMR users. The tool is based on the guidelines, that can be integrated into the electronic medical records (EMR) with the aim of improving osteoporosis-related care in family practice.

A webinar demonstrating the use of the tool (PS Suite version only) will be broadcast on Tuesday, August 28 from 11.30 am to 12. 30 pm. Dr. Upender Mehan will  demonstrate on how to use the custom form.

Click HERE to register for the webinar. Limited spots available! Link to archived version of the webinar will be available after the initial broadcast.

LTC Therapy Tool

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The Long Term Care Safe Administration Therapy Tool for osteoporosis was revised in May 2018 by the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and GERAS Centre for Aging Research to include recent changes to the Limited Use Codes.

Hip Fracture QBP

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Approximately half of all patients who suffer a hip fracture have already sustained a previous fracture– a ‘signal’ fracture – before breaking their hip. About 15% of hip fractures happen in patients who have already broken one hip. Hip fractures consume scarce orthopaedic resources. Osteoporotic hip fractures consume more hospital bed days than stroke, diabetes or heart attack. Implementation of Health Quality Ontario’s Quality Standard: Hip Fracture Care for People With Fragility Fractures is integral, not only to reduce the risk of re-fractures for people experiencing a hip fracture, but also to improve post-fracture care and reduce hospital stay time and associated costs. As a provincial stakeholder on the Quality Standards Advisory Committee, the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy strongly supports the improvement of hip fracture care in Ontario. The Osteoporosis Strategy’s goal is to reduce hip fractures by 20% by 2020- capturing that first fracture to reduce the risk of re-fracture. Please reach out to Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy’s Regional Integration Lead in your area to be part of your Quality Improvement team as you implement the Hip Fracture QBP.

Health care professionals across Ontario can use the evidence-based guidance, measurement tools and implementation supports in Health Quality Ontario’s new Hip Fracture Quality Standard to improve the quality of hip fracture care.