Clinical Resources & Tools

This page features diverse IBD resources which may be useful to clinics. Resources include guidelines, quality indicators, clinical care pathways, care guidelines, best-practice guidelines and journal articles.

 
  • Clinical Care Pathways - http://www.ibdclinic.ca/tools-for-hcps/ 

  • Structured, standardized, evidence-based multidisciplinary management algorithms, identifying an appropriate sequence of clinical interventions and timeframes for IBD patients.

 
  • Diagnosing IBD - http://www.ibdclinic.ca/ibd-diagnostics/ 

  • A resource that leads to various webpages about testing to diagnose IBD. Tests include: Blood tests, stool tests, colonoscopy and barium enema.

   

CANIBD resources

  • ​Modules - Details coming soon!
     

CAG Resources

 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease- Global Rating Scale (IBD-GRS) - https://academic.oup.com/jcag/article/3/1/4/5513965 

    Journal article on the Development of a Global Rating Scale for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The Global Rating Scale (GRS) is a web-based self-assessment quality improvement tool used to identify gaps in health care, change the focus to patient-centred care and standardize care.

 
  • CAG Quality Improvement Programs - https://www.cag-acg.org/quality/quality-programs 

    An overview of several CAG programs meant to help ensure high quality digestive health care for Canadians. Programs deal with improving endoscopic skills, evaluating endoscopic service as well as physician practice comparison to national results for self-evaluative purposes.

Journal Articles

  • ​Bitton A, Vutcovici M, Lytvyak E, Kachan N, Bressler B, Jones J, Lakatos PL, Sewitch M, El-Matary W, Melmed G, Nguyen G; QI consensus group; Promoting Access and Care through Centers of Excellence-PACE program). Selection of Quality Indicators in IBD: Integrating Physician and Patient Perspectives. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 Jan 10;25(2):403-409. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy259. PMID: 30169582. - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30169582/ 
 
  • Alain Bitton, MD, FRCPC, Katharine S Devitt, MSc, Brian Bressler, MD, MS, FRCPC, Joan Heatherington, RN (EP), MN, ACNP, Vipul Jairath, MBChB, PhD, MRCP, Jennifer Jones, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Paul Moayyedi, MBChB, PhD, MPH, FRCP, FRCPC, FACG, AGAF, Adam V Weizman, MD, FRCPC, Catherine Dubé, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Donald MacIntosh, MD, FRCPC, Geoffrey C Nguyen, MD, PhD, FRCPC, On Behalf of the Promoting Access and Care through Centres of Excellence (PACE) Network, Development of a Global Rating Scale for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2020, Pages 4–16, https://doi.org/10.1093/jcag/gwz017 - https://academic.oup.com/jcag/article/3/1/4/5513965 
     

  • Peter Habashi, RN, BScN, Shelley Bouchard, RN, MScN, Geoffrey C Nguyen, MD, PhD, FRCPC, On Behalf of the Promoting Access and Care through Centres of Excellence (PACE) Network, Transforming Access to Specialist Care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: The PACE Telemedicine Program, Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2019, Pages 186–194, https://doi.org/10.1093/jcag/gwy046 -
    https://academic.oup.com/jcag/article/2/4/186/5076926


Ontario Telemedicine Network - https://otn.ca/  

  • An organization that facilitates virtual healthcare access for people living in Ontario.

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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