10 Resources to Check Out in September – Cannabis

In anticipation of the legalization of cannabis in Canada next month, we’ve pulled together 10 useful resources to check out.

1 Cannabis in Canada – Get the Facts

Health Canada’s general website about cannabis in Canada addresses a variety of health and legal aspects of cannabis.

 Marijuana pediatric exposure prevention guidance. Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment.

Evidence-based clinical resources documents for Colorado health care providers to talk with parents of children and youth (ages 0-20) and to talk directly to adolescents (ages 9-20) about marijuana use and exposure. 

“Parents: Help your teen understand what’s fact and fiction about marijuana”

This poster from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction addresses some common myths about cannabis use.

4 Cannabis in Canada: Implications for nursing in a changing legal and health-care landscape

This webinar was presented as part of the Canadian Nurses Association Progress in Practice Webinar Series, 2017.

5 Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test -Revised (CUDIT-R).

This assessment scale is in the public domain and is free to use with appropriate citation:

Adamson SJ, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Thornton L, Kelly BJ, and Sellman JD. (2010). An Improved Brief Measure of Cannabis Misuse: The Cannabis Use Disorders Identification Test – Revised (CUDIT-R). Drug and Alcohol Dependence 110:137-143.

6  Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) Evidence Bundle for Medical Cannabis.

Browse CADTH evidence on Medical Cannabis relating to Pain Treatment, Safety, and Cannabis use for specific conditions and populations.

Cannabinoid Drug Comparison Chart RX Files. June 2017.

 This useful drug comparison chart from the RX Files Academic Detailing Program is packed with information about cannabinoids for medicinal use.

Cannabis for Medical Purposes Evidence Guide: Information for Pharmacists and Other Health Care Professionals. Canadian Pharmacists Association. 2018.

This evidence guide was prepared to provide pharmacists and other health care providers with a curated summary of the best available evidence of the use of medical cannabis and cannabinoids for a variety of indications, including pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV), and epilepsy.

Clearing the Haze: The Impacts of Marijuana in the Workplace. Human Resources Professionals Association. Toronto, Ontario. [no date].

The HRPA has developed this white paper to help employers and the government understand the challenges ahead. This paper explores four key areas: 1. Safety in the workplace 2. Employers’ duty to accommodate users of medical cannabis 3. Drug plans 4. Drug testing.

10 Growing at Home: Health and Safety Concerns for Personal Cannabis Cultivation. National Collaborative Centre for Environmental Health, 2018.

This evidence review identifies health and safety concerns that may be relevant to personal cultivation after cannabis legalization.

There’s a lot of information out there about cannabis! The MHIKNET literature search service is available to staff of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living, staff of participating Health Regions, and fee-for-service physicians in Manitoba. If you need a customized literature search conducted on this or any other topic, fill out our MHIKNET literature search request form to make a request.

 

 

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MHIKNET 10 Year Anniversary

MHIKNET is 10 years old this year! We’ve got plans to celebrate this milestone over the next 10 months:

  • Our MHIKNET blog will feature monthly Top 10 posts highlighting useful tips and resources.
  • September 20-21st we’ll have our MHIKNET booth at the Provincial Cancer Care Conference. Stop by and say hi if you’re attending the conference!
  • September 25, we will again be out with our booth at the 2nd Annual Manitoba Centre for Health Policy Evidence to Action Workshop.
  • October 12, is the first of the monthly Fridays at the University, Bannatyne Campus CPD Program for Primary Care, where we prepare self-directed learning resources and are there to answer any questions.
    In October, we’ll launch a satisfaction survey to ensure we’re meeting the needs of MHIKNET clientele and to determine where improvements can be made.
  • We’re shaking up the MHIKNET education sessions with invited speakers presenting on new topics.
  • MHIKNET Trivia contests will take place in December and June, with chances to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

We look forward to celebrating MHIKNET’s 10 year anniversary with you!

If you have questions about MHIKNET library services, visit our website or contact us at mhiknet@umanitoba.ca

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Endocrinology Books and Resources Available

At the June inter-professional Continuing Professional Development program, MHIKNET Library Services is displaying books from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library on EndocrinologyTitles include:

  • Ahmad, S.I. (2012). Diabetes an old disease, a new insight. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Camacho, P. (2011). A color handbook of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. London: Manson Pub.
  • Graham, K. (2012). Diabetes meals for good health: Includes complete meal plans and 100 recipes. Toronto: R. Rose.
  • Gretcher, B. (2015). The first year – Type 2 diabetes: An essential guide for the newly diagnosed. Boston, MA: Da Capo Lifelong Books.
  • Heidelbaugh, J.J. (2014). Type II diabetes mellitus: a multidisciplinary approach. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Elsevier.
  • Macut, D. (2013). Polycystic ovary syndrome: novel insights into causes and therapy. New York: Karger.

Contact us to borrow these (or other) books at mhiknet@umanitoba.ca or 1-877-789-3804.

In addition, MHIKNET has compiled a list of independent learning resources on Endocrinology. This list includes links to available articles, guidelines, and web resources.

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Health Care for the Elderly Books and Resources Available

At the April inter-professional Continuing Professional Development program, MHIKNET Library Services is displaying books from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library on Health Care for the ElderlyTitles include:

  • Cohen, J.; Deliens, L. (2012). A public health perspective on end of life care. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Feola, B. (2015). The eldercare consultant: Your guide to making the best choices possible. New York: American Management Association.
  • Leung, P.C.; Kofler, W. (2013). Health, wellbeing, competence, and aging. New Jersey: World Scientific.
  • Naeim, A.; et al. (2012). Management of cancer in the older patient. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier/Saunders.
  • Roberta, E.; et al. (2013). Senior fitness test manual. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Wojtek, J.C. (2014). ACSM’s exercise for older adults. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Contact us to borrow these (or other) books at mhiknet@umanitoba.ca or 1-877-789-3804.

In addition, MHIKNET has compiled a list of independent learning resources on Health Care for the Elderly. This list includes links to available articles, guidelines, and web resources.

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Musculoskeletal (MSK) Books and Resources Available

At the March Continuing Professional Development program for physicians, MHIKNET Library Services is displaying books from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library concerning musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.  Titles include:

  • Bickley, L.S.; et al. (2017). Bates’ guide to physical examination and history taking. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
  • Browner, B.D.; Fuller, R. (2013). Musculoskeletal emergencies. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders.
  • Cantu, R.C.; Hyman, M. (2013). Concussions and our kids: America’s leading expert on how to protect young athletes and keep sports safe. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
  • Duderstadt, K. (2014). Pediatric physical examination: An illustrated handbook. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier/Mosby.
  • Khalsa, S.B.S.; et al. (2016). The principles and practice of yoga in health care. Edinburgh: Handspring Publishing.
  • Mead, G.; van Wijck, F. (2013). Exercise and fitness training after stroke: A handbook for evidence-based practice. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Contact us to borrow these (or other) books at mhiknet@umanitoba.ca or 1-877-789-3804.

In addition, MHIKNET has compiled a list of independent learning resources concerning musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. This list includes links to available articles, guidelines, and web resources.

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Autoimmune Books and Resources Available

At the February Continuing Professional Development program for physicians, MHIKNET Library Services is displaying books from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library concerning autoimmune disorders. Titles include:

  • Atkins, G. (2012). The biology of multiple sclerosis. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Boulware, D.; Heudebert, G. (2012). Lippincott’s primary care rheumatology. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Foster, H.; Brogan, P. (2012). Paediatric Rheumatology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Rae-Grant, A. (2013). Multiple sclerosis and related disorders: Clinical guide to diagnosis, medical management, and rehabilitation. New York: Demos Medical.
  • Contact us to borrow these (or other) books at mhiknet@umanitoba.ca or 1-877-789-3804.

In addition, MHIKNET has compiled a list of independent learning resources concerning autoimmune disorders. This list includes links to available articles, guidelines, and web resources.

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More than Skin Deep… Topics in Dermatology – Available Books and Additional Resources

At the January Continuing Professional Development program for physicians, MHIKNET Library Services is displaying books from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library concerning Topics in Dermatology. Titles include:

  • Hall, B.J.; Hall, J.C. (2011). Hall’s manual of skin as a marker of underlying disease. Shelton, CT: People’s Medical Publishers.
  • Jie-Jia, L.; Jian-Ping, F. (2014). Fundamentals of Chinese fingernail image diagnosis (FID). London: Singing Dragon.
  • Madhuri,, R.; Cottrill, R. (2011). Healing wounds, healthy skin: A practical guide for patients with chronic wounds. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  • Wolverton, S.E. (2013). Comprehensive dermatologic drug therapy. Philadelphia, PA; Saunders.
  • Contact us to borrow these (or other) books at mhiknet@umanitoba.ca or 1-877-789-3804.

In addition, MHIKNET has compiled a list of independent learning resources concerning Topics in Dermatology. This list includes links to available articles, guidelines, and web resources.

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MHIKNET Holiday Closure

Please note that MHIKNET Library Services will be closed from Friday December 23, 2016 through Monday January 2, 2017, re-opening on Tuesday January 3, 2017.

If you would like to receive literature search results, or articles through document delivery, please submit requests prior to December 14, 2016, to ensure they’ll be completed by December 22.

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Hot Topics in Primary Care – Books and Additional Resources

At the December Continuing Professional Development program for physicians, MHIKNET Library Services is displaying books from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library related to Hot Topics in Primary Care . Titles include:

  • Bowie, P. (2014). Safety and improvement in primary care: the essential guide. London: Radcliffe Publishing.
  • Dodds, L. (2013). Drugs in use: Case studies for pharmacists and prescribers. London: Pharmaceutical Press.
  • Southwick, F. (2014). Infectious diseases: A clinical short course. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Youngkin, E.Q. (2013). Women’s Health: A primary care clinical guideline. Boston: Pearson.
  • Contact us to borrow these (or other) books at mhiknet@umanitoba.ca or 1-877-789-3804.

In addition, MHIKNET has compiled a list of independent learning resources concerning Hot Topics in Primary Care . The list includes links to available articles, books, guidelines, websites, and patient resources.

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Mental Health Books and Additional Learning Resources

At the November Continuing Professional Development program for physicians, MHIKNET Library Services is displaying books from the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library related to evidenced based mental health care and common psychiatric topics. Titles include:

  • Bryant, K. (2012). Rural mental health. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Frankel, S. (2013). Comprehensive care for complex patients: the medical-psychiatric coordinating physician model. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ivibijaro, G. (2012). Companion to primary care mental health. London: Wonca and Radcliffe Pub.
  • Yeager, K. (2013). Modern community mental health: an interdisciplinary approach. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Contact us to borrow these (or other) books at mhiknet@umanitoba.ca or 1-877-789-3804.

In addition, MHIKNET has compiled a list of independent learning resources on the topic of mental health and psychiatry. The list includes links to available articles, books, guidelines, websites, and patient resources.

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