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Clinical Tools

Quick reference to all clinical tools that were identified within the core clinical guidance documents underpinning the Clinical Links pages.
These are listed below by topic.

While many of these core resources are freely available, others require a subscription in order to access the link. For information on subscriptions, refer to Australian Medicines Handbook, Palliative Care Formulary and Therapeutic Guidelines websites for details. 
 


Communication and documentation

Open access

RACGP Silver Book - online forms


Depression

Open access

RACGP Silver Book


Ethical dilemmas

Open access

RACGP Silver Book


Functionality

Open access

RACGP Silver Book


Subscription Required

Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care


Opioids: Switching between formulations

Open access

eviQ: Cancer Treatments Online


Pain

Open access

RACGP Silver Book

Pain in residential aged care: Management strategies (948kb pdf)
Within the Pain in residential aged care: Management strategies document, the following tools can be accessed:

  • Resident’s Verbal Brief Pain Inventory (RVBPI)  - (page 12)
  • Abbey pain scale  - (page 15)
  • Components of initial pain assessment  - (page 65)
  • Persistent Pain Inventory (PPI)  - (page 68)
  • Pain thermometer  - (page 68)
  • Pain Assessment In Advanced Dementia (PAINAD) Scale  - (page 69)
  • Visual analogue scale  - (page 72)
  • Pictorial or faces pain scales  - (page 72)
  • Geriatric Pain Assessment Sheet (GPAS)  - (page 74)
  • Tips for better sleep: Things you can do for yourself  - (page 75)
  • Pain management guidelines  - (page 79)

Subscription Required

Palliative Care Formulary 5th Edition (PCF5)

Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH): Aged Care Companion


Terminal care

Open access

RACGP Silver Book


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Page updated 08 May 2017