Primary Care Tools

Tools for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The clinical practice tools and resources in this section complement the Canadian consensus guidelines on the primary care of adults with developmental disabilities, published by the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative at Surrey Place and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, in Canadian Family Physician, Volume 57: May 2011, p541-553. These tools assist family physicians to implement guideline recommended care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities in to their family practice.

The tools were first published in 2011 by the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative, in collaboration with the Medication Use Management Services (MUMS) in The Tools for the Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities. For more information read the Introduction to Tools for the Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities.

If you are a practising family physician with feedback on the use of the 2011 version of these tools, please contact us at ddpcp@surreyplace.on.ca.

Copyright

All rights reserved. The tools published on this website may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the copyright owner, Surrey Place.

Contact us at ddpcp@surreyplace.on.ca for permission to adapt these tools to your local practice setting.

Disclaimer

While great effort has been taken to assure the accuracy of the information in these tools, Surrey Place, the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative and Program, the reviewers, publisher, printer and others contributing to the preparation of this document cannot accept liability for errors, omissions or any consequences arising from the use of the information. Since these documents are not intended to replace other sources of information, physicians are urged to consult available drug information literature before prescribing.

We are currently in the process of updating these 2011 practice resources to reflect the Primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: 2018 Canadian consensus guidelines (Canadian Family Physician, Vol 64: April 2018). The updated practice resources are scheduled to be launched in October, 2018.