The Cardiometabolic Risk Management resource provides a structured way to screen and begin metabolic interventions for individuals with mental illness, according to Canadian guidelines. It also defines the roles of the mental health and primary care teams.
This resource was developed through collaboration by the Centre for Addiction and Mental health (CAMH), Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, and the Ottawa Hospital On Track First Episode Psychosis Program.
The postcard, risk management resource, and the goal-setting and tracking tools, were developed by the Metabolic Working Group of EPION. These resources are designed for community and hospital based psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, family physicians, and front line mental health specialists working with individuals and families dealing with psychosis.
Watch these three short videos, which provide an overview of the tools and highlights how them in your practice.
Please also check out EPION’s new interactive metabolic monitoring tool here, developed using the resources above. This new interactive tool provides both clients and clinicians, with an easy and structured way to screen and begin metabolic interventions, and set healthy life style goals.