These tools and pocket cards are quick-reference resources for clinical practice.
Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol, Revised (CIWA-Ar) Scale
For emergency department assessment of alcohol withdrawal (5 minutes)
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).
RAAM clinic intake form
An intake form template for new RAAM clinic patients.
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)
Sample pre-printed orders for alcohol withdrawal
For adaptation and use on emergency department EMRs
- 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)