In addition to the guideline resources below, point of care tools like DynaMed Plus and BMJ Best Practice provide links to guidelines when you search for a topic or condition. Searching Google can be an easy way to find practice guidelines as well.
The CMA no longer includes clinical tools and services as part of CMA membership. This link provides links to federal, provincial, and international sources of clinical practice guidelines.
Canadian Family Practice Guidelines
Written specifically for the needs of family and adult nursing students, medical students, and primary care practitioners in Canada. Guidelines are delivered in a user-friendly, step-by-step instructional style for physical exams and diagnostic testing results in SI units; health maintenance recommendations approved by Health Canada; care guidelines including Canadian drug names and dietary information; information on culturally responsive care; and patient resources specific to Canada. Practice guidelines are organized primarily by body system and delivered in outline format for quick and easy access.
ECRI Guidelines Trust
Publicly available online repository of objective, evidence-based clinical practice guideline content. Its purpose is to provide physicians, nurses, other clinical specialties, and members of the healthcare community with up-to-date clinical practices to advance safe and effective patient care. This centralized repository includes evidence-based guidance developed by nationally and internationally recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies. ECRI Institute is an independent nonprofit organization authority on the medical practices and products that provide the safest, most cost-effective care. Please note:you will need to sign-up for a free account in order to search for and access guidelines.
GuidelineCentral - Guideline Summaries
Free access to thousands of current clinical practice guidelines and guideline summaries. Guideline Central is currently working with a handful of other organizations to establish a new non-profit initiative which will aim to fill the gap left by the sudden closure of AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC). This new initiative will include a database of quick-reference guideline summaries, along with a focus on developing a repository of various guideline implementation tools.
Guidelines International Network
The Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) has the world's largest international guideline library. It is a Network of individual and organisations interested in guidelines. The vision of G-I-N is to lead the field of guideline development and implementation.
NICE Guidelines The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides guidance, sets quality standards and manages a national database to improve people's health and prevent and treat ill health.