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The Centre for Effective Practice and the OCFP are looking for family doctors to take part in focus groups related to new clinical tools. Register with Centre for Effective Practice to indicate your interest and receive more details about teleconferences and other opportunities. Tool development expertise is not required – just an interest in improving the tools available to support your practice.


Clinical Tools and Resources for Primary Care

KidneyWise Clinical Toolkit - Ontario Renal Network

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The KidneyWise Clinical Toolkit
 provides guidance on the identification, detection and management of chronic kidney disease.

The toolkit has three components:

1. A Clinical Algorithm that can be used at the point of care

2. An Evidence Summary offering Primary Care Providers further details regarding the Clinical Algorithm content including references that were used in development of the Toolkit

3.  An Outpatient Nephrology Referral Form, outlining appropriate clinical scenarios that may require providers to request consultation from a nephrologist, as well as the appropriate investigations that should accompany the referral 

The Ontario Renal Network updated the KidneyWise Toolkit in 2018 based on new evidence from relevant clinical practice guidelines and feedback from clinical providers.



Keywords: CKD, Diabetes, Cancer Care Ontario, CCO

The Clinical Tools and Resources listing links primary care providers with information that may aid in their clinical decision making. In most cases, these resources are created by third parties. The Ontario College of Family Physicians accepts no responsibility for the use or misuse of any of the information provided. Users are required to use their own clinical judgement when dealing with the individual patient.

The OCFP has attempted to provide up-to-date materials for clinician use while recognizing that the rapid evolution of materials may result in the information provided becoming outdated. Users are encouraged to consult the original sources for updated versions as they become available and for further information about the individual resource, its terms of use and limitations. Inclusion in the listing does not indicate endorsement by the OCFP.