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Pain and Symptom Management


Cancer Care Ontario Dyspnea Guideline and Algorithm

COPD Recommendations from Canadian Thoracic Society

Educational Support for Nurse Led Breathlessness Intervention Program

Managing Your Breathing, Peel Regional Cancer Program

Managing Shortness of Breath (videos) (videos)

RNAO Dyspnea Best Practice Guideline


General Resources

Palliative Performance Scale (PPS)

Performance Improvement -International Society for Performance Improvement

PSW Pocket Docket – Backrub

PSW Pocket Docket – Flyers

PSW Pocket Docket – Sleep Hygiene

PSW Pocket Docket – Towel Bath

Radiation Therapy – JBMH Palliative Pearls

SBAR Palliative Reporting

SBAR Tool (Fillable)


Thrush – HPC Tip of the Month



From CarePartners:



Drug Product Search, Health Canada

Institute for Safe Medication Practices in Canada (ISMP)

Medscape Drug Interaction Checker

Palliative Medications – ODB and Limited Use (LU)/Palliative Care Facilitated Access (PCFA) Status

Subcutaneous Indwelling Access Sample Protocol


Other Symptoms

Dialysis: Screening, assessing and managing the symptoms of people receiving dialysis

Cancer Care Ontario Symptom Management Tools – Anxiety, Appetite, Bowel, Delirium, Depression, Dyspnea, Fatigue, Nausea & Vomiting, Oral Care, Pain

ESAS Patient Instructions




Assessment and Management of Pain Best Practice Guideline (RNAO)

Assessment and Management of Pain in the Elderly – Learning Package Long Term Care

Assessing Pain in Older Adults with Dementia, Alzheimer’s Association

Cancer Breaththrough Pain and Rapid Onset Opioid – JBMH Palliative Pearl

Cancer Care Ontario Symptom Assessment and Management Tools

Dementia – Pain Assessment and Management

Fentanyl Patches – ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin

Fraser Health Symptom Assessment OPQRSTUV

Guidelines for Developing a Pain Management Program

Long Term Care Best Practices re Pain (RNAO)

Opioid Myths and Misconceptions

Pain Assessment for the Cognitively Impaired – A. Brignell

Pain Assessment – Pediatric (7-12 years) from Hospital for Sick Children- Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale

World Health Organization Analgesic Stepped Approach


Pain Assessment Tools for Cognitively Impaired


Palliative Sedation

Palliative Sedation Protocol (Champlain Region, June 2010)

Palliative Sedation Protocol (Waterloo Wellington, December 2019)

Palliative Sedation Therapy Education Presentation

Palliative Sedation Therapy – Sample Policy

Standardized Monitoring in Palliative Sedation Therapy


Sedation Scales:


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