Point-of-Care Tools

These tools and pocket cards are quick-reference resources for clinical practice.


Point-of-Care Tools
Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol, Revised (CIWA-Ar) Scale
For emergency department assessment of alcohol withdrawal (5 minutes)
PDF, 39kB
Point-of-Care Tools
Medical issues in the office management of alcohol use disorders: Addiction care is primary care
Produced by Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR) and META:PHI (version date: 18 November 2019).
PDF, 318kB
Point-of-Care Tools
RAAM clinic intake form
An intake form template for new RAAM clinic patients.
DOCX, 43kB
Point-of-Care Tools
Essential clinical skills for opioid prescribers
Produced by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada and Women’s College Hospital (version date: 15 November 2017)
PDF, 518kB
Point-of-Care Tools
Sample pre-printed orders for alcohol withdrawal
For adaptation and use on emergency department EMRs
DOCX, 28kB


  • Opioid Manager – EMR tool based on the Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (distributed through the Michael DeGroote National Pain Centre, McMaster University)